Reading Time: 2 minutes I have thought about this long and hard, it isn’t exactly hot off the press, but I do need to get it off my chest. I can only say that any, and all, serving Police Officers (amongst others) need to beware the guardians of Social Media. It probably hasn’t escaped your notice that a serving […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes The Police Family is dead The Police Family is Dead, Long Live the Police Family R.I.P. WTF are you talking about? I hear you say. In a way, the Police Family is still alive, but is it ‘alive and well’? My Observations For those still serving, I’m sure your ‘siblings’ are still there. Your ‘brothers
Reading Time: < 1 minute I’m not even going to attempt to precis this piece of work, it wouldn’t be right, fair or straightforward. Therefore I give you the public link to Over and out: the damaged and conflicting identities of officers voluntarily resigning from the police service It is authored by Dr Sarah Chapman and Jemma Tyson from the
Reading Time: 6 minutes Canteen Culture This Culture That Culture – Why Policing Is Doomed, is it doomed? Is there an agenda out there to aid its demise? The problems in Policing go back a very long way. Institutional Racism After the tragic murder of Stephen Lawrence the Lord Macpherson labelled the Met Institutionally Racist. That was in 1999.
Reading Time: 6 minutes Oh, I’m going to get so much stick for this post, but it’s not in my nature to say nothing. I simply think that we don’t need a new Commissioner. Before I begin I ought to point out that I’m no fan of Dame Cressida, but that doesn’t stop me thinking that she’s being unfairly
Reading Time: 4 minutes Oh Mrs May Whatever HAVE You Done? Don’t worry, she hasn’t done anything new, I just thought I’d take a slightly different look at the long term effects of her, now infamous, Police Reforms, just over 10 years later. January is a funny old month in the dry world of Police statistics. It just so
Reading Time: 2 minutes The latest stats are out and the government (Home Office) have proudly proclaimed that, as at 31st December 2021, they had recruited 55% of the promised Additional New Police officers. Is this true? Is it bo****ks. So, I accept that they have recruited 11,048 towards their ambitious target of 20,000, but is that 11,048 additional
Reading Time: 4 minutes The Police Uplift Programme is the rather grand name given to the vanity project that is Boris’ 20,000 Extra Police Officers. So that’s what it is, but is it working? If you get taken in by the publicity then you will think that it is working. Publicity seemingly endorsed by the National Police Chiefs Council.
Reading Time: 2 minutes It’s not often you will hear me say that I am actually ashamed. (OK, I know you’re reading it) Today’s headlines have just stunned me into (almost) silence and left me ashamed that I was ever a member of the same organisation I locked myself in car as Westminster bridge attacker struck, says Met chief
Reading Time: 3 minutes You are, by definition, all senior Police Officers, yet you seem to have lost touch with the fine officers that form the Front Line. As you are obviously aware, when the Conservative-led coalition came to power in 2010 there were 142,363 Police Officers in England and Wales, excluding BTP, or 145,015 if you include BTP.