Tagged: Manpower

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...

MPs raise fears over cuts to Army

MPs raise fears over cuts to Army

No Shit Sherlock. Who do they think we are?  Do they think we’re really stupid? Don’t answer that, of course they do. Plans to cut soldiers could leave the Army “short of personnel” and...

The Front Line Is Being Protected (or Maybe Not)

The Front Line Is Being Protected (or Maybe Not)

I was chatting to my old mate Dick over at Force HQ the other day (no, I’m not going to tell you which Force) and I got the distinct impression that, despite promises to...

It’s Been A Funny Old Week

It’s Been A Funny Old Week

Not that I’m laughing, it’s just that I can’t quite compare it to any other week, some good, some bad. It started off on Monday with the promise that someone from the Dyfed Powys...

A Gold Star For Avon & Somerset

A Gold Star For Avon & Somerset

I mentioned in a recent blog that the Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset, Mr Nick Gargan QPM, had been publicising on Twitter the fact that his force had been awarded a Gold Achievement...

Have I Got This Right?

Have I Got This Right?

Or am I completely barking? Police Officers are being moved out of ‘back room’ jobs and put back on the beat where they have always belonged, right?  No arguement there. Police Staff (Civvies or...

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...

How to Do More With Less & How the Home Office Treat Stats

How to Do More With Less & How the Home Office Treat Stats

I must have been asleep. I do sleep occasionally, I am sorry, but while I was asleep I missed the Home Office release of Police Service Strength figures last month. In 2011 Theresa May...

What A Cop Out

What A Cop Out

For the benefit of those of you who can’t get through the Police Oracle paywall, I thought you might be interested in the following article; [I hope they don’t mind] “Bedfordshire Police officers were...

One Good Way To Reduce Your Establishment……..

One Good Way To Reduce Your Establishment……..

Or is it? It cannot have escaped your notice that Warwickshire Constabulary are actively recruiting Civilian Investigators to investigate serious crimes. Yesterday, Fraser Pithie, the Conservative candidate for Warwickshire, wrote an article  on the...