Category Archives: Policing

A number of the Blogs relate specifically to the proposed introduction of the Police and Crime Commissioners and my view that the Metropolitan Police which performs a role as local Police force for London and National Police force on several key issues needs to have some of these national roles removed in order that London Policing is not compromised by issues that have a National Political aspect (such as phone hacking)

Our Ministers need some basic education


On Thursday in Parliament, there was a brief debate on the important subject of domestic violence. It was begun by Kelvin Hopkins who is the Labour MP for Luton North and the person speaking on behalf of the Government was … Continue reading

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Critical path in stopping Domestic Abuse


On Tuesday a report into Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence was jointly published by a number of national inspection agencies entitled “The multi-agency response to children living with domestic abuse”. The report raises a number of vital issues yet appears to have … Continue reading

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Time for a quinquennial review?


In businesses and the charity sector, it is very common to hold medium term reviews of how well things have gone following a significant change. It is easy enough to give the impression of change over a six month period … Continue reading

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Lets have some consistency


The decision to remove the 1% limit on pay for two areas of the public sector but to insist that the increase is paid for out of existing budgets has some very clear implications. The public services concerned, Police and … Continue reading

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Who will take responsibility?


All jobs in established organisations bring with them baggage from their predecessor. When Cressida Dick took over as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police one of the items in the hard to resolve cupboard or perhaps garage, was the three water … Continue reading

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The hard work must continue


Two years ago today I was at Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum near Uckfield, it was a lovely sunny afternoon, at some point in the afternoon it became clear from the smart phone that an incident had happened in Shoreham. … Continue reading

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Something does need fixing Cressida


As this news report explains, the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Cressida Dick is defending her organisation from an attempt by the London Mayor to try to merge it with the City of London Police Force and the BTP. As … Continue reading

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