Police Uplift Programme

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Lies Damn Lies and the Home Office

Reading Time: 2 minutes There has been discussion recently (again) about Police staffing levels, in the face of an increase in UK population, an increase in demand and the equivalent of an estimated 6,000 of the 21,000 found under the Police Uplift Programme being abstracted from Front Line Policing to fulfil roles usually performed by Police Staff.  Gavin Stephenson […]

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Police Uplift Programme The Final Chapter

Reading Time: 3 minutes Apologies for the delay, but I appear to have survived moving this blog site to another host, so off we go.   Just over a month ago, at the end of March, the Police Uplift Programme reached its end.  Its intention was to add 20,000 extra officers to the world of Policing in England and Wales. 

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Police Uplift Programme – Almost The End

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boris Johnson’s Vanity Project, otherwise known as the Police Uplift Programme comes to an end at the end of this week. Chances are, not long after, we’ll have the Home Secretary and the Policing Minister, maybe even Rishi, the College and NPCC,queueing up to get on Breakfast TV to crow about how successful it has

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You Can Call Me Nostradamus

Reading Time: 4 minutes I have decided to ignore the release of the latest ‘official’ Crime Stats for England and Wales. The BBC have already done a wonderful job of skewing the picture and somehow implying that they’re the Police’s fault. I can’t be doing with that, people will make their own decisions regardless of how the BBC (other

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Police Uplift Programme – Lies Damn Lies And Statistics

Reading Time: 4 minutes My cynicism about the Police Uplift Programme should be well known by now, but my faith has now been stretched to the absolute limit. The latest progress update was released this week and I’ve been too busy examining the first two years of the Programme to have given it very much attention, however, the headline

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Police Uplift Programme Graduate Entry – Successes And Failures

Reading Time: 4 minutes Yet again I find myself having to start a post with an admission that I expected to be writing something slightly different. The first set of data that I got from NPCC was accompanied by this graphic. Fig 1 represents the TOTAL number of joiners to date during the lifetime of the programme. My request

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Degree Or No Degree That Is The Question

Reading Time: 2 minutes Some will call me a cynic, and some may well be right. As soon as Boris announced his intention of swelling Police numbers by 20,000 I immediately formed the opinion that the training infrastructure would struggle to cope with a short-notice influx of a lot more than 20,000 officers, allowing for wastage, all chasing an

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