RetiredAndAngry

It’s A War Zone Out There

Well, it is war really. I make absolutely no apology for starting off with a stark image This is one of the more acceptable images from Camberwell recently where Police and Paramedics encountered a...

Gang Violence In London And Elsewhere

I shall probably be called Racist by people who don’t really get it, but, hey, I don’t care. Some things are more important than that. I shall stick my head, with my tin foil...

Is Mutual Aid Propping Up The Police Service?

I feel that I must begin by acknowledging that I have been retired from Policing 16 years this month. I am out of touch. Things have changed, oh how they have changed. However that...

The Changing Face of the Police Service

We all know it.  The Police Service is changing.  I won’t bore you by repeating the various crises that Policing faces, but what do these changes LOOK LIKE?  I thought I might highlight a...

The Crucifixion Cycle (As Amended)

The Crucifixion Cycle Stage 1 Slash Resources Government slashes the resources of the public body in question.  Be it NHS, Armed Forces, Police, Education, Coastguard, Fire Service, Probation, Barristers, Junior Doctors……the list just goes...

Crime Is Down, Police Reform Is Working

Does that sound familiar? How long have we been hearing that particular mantra? By my reckoning we’ve been subjected to it since 2014. Is Crime down? I leave it to others to decide if...

Who Co-Ordinates The Co-Ordinators?

Mustn’t swear, honestly, but yesterday provided me with a  true WTF moment. Following the recent visit of that nice Mr Trump to the UK, it became obvious via news and Social Media, plus personal...

The State of Policing 2018

Fortuitously there has just been a release of Police Manpower (sorry, I still call it that, no offence intended) and the latest Crime Data for England and Wales. Much has been made of these...

We Were NOT Crying Wolf Prime Minister

I’m sure you can all remember back in 2015 when the then Home Secretary told the Police Federation to “stop crying wolf”. She said nearly every year the Federation warned that the public was...