Category Archives: Police & Crime Commissioner

Police Officer Numbers – the Home Office clearly doesn’t care!


On Monday four MPs and a Government Minister took part in a short debate on the theme of Police Officer numbers. The failure of the Government Minister to respond in a meaningful way to any of the questions shows how … Continue reading

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Police and Crime Commissioners – an unnecessary reform?


For anyone interested in how Policing operates in our communities and how police forces impact on our lives, last Thursday in the House of Lords an informative debate took place on the subject of the responsibilities of Police and Crime … Continue reading

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Fair Police funding


It is always encouraging when someone who has served as a Government Minister in a given area feels that they are clear enough from their past to begin to challenge the Government which they were members of. Andrew Selous is … Continue reading

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Ministers fail to adequately fund our Police!


The need for dramatically increased funding for police services is no secret and there are increasing examples of very senior officers who would have previously raised their concerns privately with MPs and Ministers going public as they start to see … Continue reading

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Criminal Justice System is upside down


In 2010 the coalition Government announced it was to replace Police Authorities with Police and Crime Commissioners and I following this process through with some personal interest. One of the Architects for the PCC role, Nick Herbert MP who is … Continue reading

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Environmentally friendly traffic cones


The decisions taken by police forces regarding their purchase of products such as weapons like tasers and guns and pepper spray are all subject to the Home Office agreeing to such items being used. However when it comes to less … Continue reading

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Party politics places Fire Services at risk


As this news story explains, the decision taken in Lancashire to enable the Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner to take over the governance of the Fire and Rescue Service is now beginning to bite as Clive Grunshaw the PCC is … Continue reading

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