It’s a question I’ve posed before, but I’ve just read a book, The Crocodile Court, which is basically about a West Midlands Police Sergeant who falls foul of the discipline system and what happens after that.  I’ll not spoil it …

What On Earth Has Happened To Professional Standards? Read more »

If a certain well known Danish Brewery did Professional Standards Departments they MIGHT align with my version. I would base it more or less on the model that existed in the Met in the late 90s under Sir Ian Blair. …

Professional Standards – But My Way Read more »

Last week we had the keenly awaited report from Uncle Tom’s Flock of Sheep regarding Integrity and Corruption within the Police Service. It clearly didn’t say what a lot of people wanted it to say as it led to some …

Deep Joy, Kick The Cops Time Is Here Again Read more »

I’m sure you don’t need reminding that Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe is the ‘top cop’ in the land, the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis, Big Cheese, Top Johnny. He is in charge. Under his stewardship we have seen one of …

So Just When Will Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe Resign? Read more »

I almost never have any time for Richard Littlejohn, so this is probably a first for me, and maybe for you.This is an old article from the Daily Fail dating back to December 2012, prophetic in parts, and probably not …

Without brave whistleblowers, Ali Dizaei would be running the Met police Read more »

What is it that’s so bleeding obvious? That the Met has lost its way.  Never before have I known it to flounder and flap around like a fish out of water as they are at the moment under their current …

Stating The Bleeding Obvious Read more »

Back in the beginning of February I asked the Met for the cost of the James Patrick Disciplinary Enquiry.  Their reply, you may remember, was Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) investigations are not routinely costed by the MPS. The investigation …

The Met Re-Launches Operation Own Goal Read more »

……….I wouldn’t be in Rome for a start, I’d have sent a deputy and would be seated in the Metropolis trying to address the myriad of crises the Met seems to be plagued with, mainly of their own making. I’d …

If I Were Commissioner…… Read more »

Met Police stop whistleblower’s pay – Channel 4 News.   PC James Patrick, who resigned from the force over his treatment at the hands of senior officers, is claiming constructive dismissal, saying he was victimised for speaking out. But, because …

Met Police Stop Whistleblower’s Pay – Followed By Shock Exit Of Whistleblower Read more »