Category Archives: Police & Crime Commissioner

Stop using the Police as a punchbag


On Thursday HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) published their annual report into policing and the state of individual forces. The report outlines a challenge across the country with reports of victims being let down, criminal cases shelved and suspects left untracked … Continue reading

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Creative thinking produces results


Last night in Brighton and Hove the Council managed to pass the budget for the next financial year on its second attempt. One of the areas which has suffered, but thankfully not as much as could easily have been the … Continue reading

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The challenge of inflexible budgets


I spent yesterday at an event which was focused on the nighttime economy in Brighton & Hove and how the infrastructure in the City which is provided by the statutory agencies is supported and extended by volunteers and services provided … Continue reading

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A vital intervention


Yesterdays Evening Standard announced plans by the Mayor of London to spend half a Million pounds on a scheme to dramatically cut re-offending rates by women in the Capital City. This is a vital intervention and we need to see … Continue reading

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A very professional career


Over more than a decade I have had an extensive privilege to meet and occasionally work alongside Police Officers mostly in Sussex. My role as a member of the Independent Advisory Group in Brighton & Hove which began in 2004 … Continue reading

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Stalking is clearly not a priority


Understanding the priorities of a Government are not always easy, however thanks to perseverance from Susan Nye who is one of the unelected peers in the House of Lords, we now know that the Government is not treating the crime … Continue reading

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A Mayor for Sussex and Surrey?


At a time when Brighton & Hove Council is once again threatening the budget for youth provision in our city, and coming several years after West Sussex took a similar approach, it is encouraging to read that the Mayor of … Continue reading

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