Tagged: HMIC

HMIC No Crime The Whistleblowers’ Allegations

HMIC No Crime The Whistleblowers’ Allegations

Yesterday saw the publication of the HMIC report into allegations that Police Forces across England and Wales have been systematically under-recording crimes. They conclude that Police Forces have failed to record about 800,000 crimes...

Is The Police Family Dying? Or Merely Playacting?

Is The Police Family Dying? Or Merely Playacting?

I’m not sure that I know the answer but I fear it may be the former, but some important people have yet to come up with some important answers. Time to update an old...

A Thought-Provoking View on Theresa May’s Speech to The Police Federation.

A Thought-Provoking View on Theresa May’s Speech to The Police Federation.

OK, I admit it, I’m biased, I know the author of this article personally, but I still think it’s a valid dissection of Theresa May’s vitriolic address to the Police Federation this year. Ex...

Policing In Austerity Two And A Half Years On

Policing In Austerity Two And A Half Years On

In July 2012 HMIC released a series of reports Entitled Policing in Austerity One Year On. They wrote one report for each of the Forces in England and Wales. In each report was contained...

Dear Mr Gargan……

Dear Mr Gargan……

It wasn’t that long ago that I wrote this blog concerning your recent receipt of a Gold Award from Investors in People. Today, I read in the news that ‘Significant Cuts’ were coming to...

This Is How We Know #CrimeStat Fudging Has Been Going On For Years

This Is How We Know #CrimeStat Fudging Has Been Going On For Years

I do apologise to you, my reader, but I couldn’t let this go unchallenged any longer. I very nearly said “Damn” when I saw this. Mr Tom Winsor, Head Fred at HMIC, said in...

Stop And Search To Be Replaced By Slap n Tickle?

Stop And Search To Be Replaced By Slap n Tickle?

I might not be the world’s greatest expert on the finer points of PACE but I do like to think that I know a little bit about practical coppering, and I don’t mean bending...

Who’s Looking After Mike Pannett?

Who’s Looking After Mike Pannett?

The last (honest) in my mini-series on the perils of Rural Policing features North Yorkshire Police, and the home county of our much-loved and respected Mike Pannett (@MikePannett), author and TV/Radio Celebrity. North Yorkshire...

The Loneliness of Another Rural Police Officer

The Loneliness of Another Rural Police Officer

Don’t panic this isn’t going to be a series of all the rural Forces in England and Wales. Having picked on Dyfed Powys and received some quite useful feedback I thought that in the...