just when you thought you were buckling up for a bumpy ride, the whole thing went off the rails. During the lifetime of the last, inept, coalition government we saw cutbacks to Policing (amongst other Public Services I hasten to …

Govt PROVES It Doesn’t Care About Policing Read more »

I am grateful to one of my readers for sending me the link to the National Audit Office report from last week.  Not the edited highlights that the Press were quick to jump on one way or the other, but …

Some VERY Interesting Numbers Read more »

When the Winsor Independent Reviews were first published I asked the Home Office for copies of any Risk and/or Impact Assessments, their reply was this; No formal impact assessment has been carried out in relation to the recommendations.  Therefore, the …

This Home Office Is More Arrogant Than Any I Can Remember Read more »

How much longer is it going to take you to get it into your stubborn head that Policing is NOT all about Crime? Crime is Crime, everybody understands what a Crime is, the Police know how to deal with it …

It Is NOT All About Crime Home Secretary Read more »

The whole of the British Police Service is fundamentally based on the Peelian Principles, set out by Sir Robert Peel in 1829. There is some dispute amongst academics (and maybe even the Home Office) that these Principles were not drawn …

Peelian Principles, What The **** Are They? Read more »

Crisis?  What Crisis? This morning’s blog post provoked a reaction.  A reaction I wasn’t exactly expecting, and a reaction that isn’t in any way good news. I have to confess, I take a share of the blame myself here,  we …

News From The Support Staff Read more »

As a former Met officer I never in my wildest dreams thought I would see the day when the Met was anything less than the finest Force in the world.  However the last week has made me question that. We …

Metropolitan Police – A Force In Crisis? Read more »

…………being kept in the dark and fed Bullshit. That august body the National Audit Office has pronounced that Government Ministers don’t actually have enough information to assess the impact of Austerity cuts on Policing. However, that does not stop Theresa …

Public Being Treated Like Mushrooms Read more »