The Policing Family……

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I haven’t blogged for a while, the reason being that I have been ill and have been off work for a while.  It has got me thinking about the policing family and just what happens when you are not at work. I have been fortunate in that since I have been off I have had … Continue reading

Substandard? Not just case files……

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The HMIC has stated that most case files submitted for court are substandard.  They inspected 40 files and only 3 were adequately summarised.  Apparently officers ‘do not fully understand their role in taking cases to court’. The report is calling for an ‘urgent review’ of police training in legal procedures and that training would help ‘streamline’ … Continue reading

It isn’t even about Political Correctness…. it’s just wrong.

I read with interest at the employment tribunal between the Metropolitan Police and ex DC Kevin Maxwell. In an interview in the Guardian, Maxwell talks about the abuse he received from his colleagues relating to his race and sexuality. He is a black gay male who was dismissed for gross misconduct in December 2012 after … Continue reading

Crime prevention IS the answer – no catching criminals now…..

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The primary role of the police is to prevent crime, not catch criminals, Tom Winsor, the chief inspector of constabulary for England and Wales has said.  Tom Winsor said focusing on would-be offenders, likely victims and potential crime hotspots would save taxpayers’ money and keep more people safe.  But “primitive” technology is limiting officers’ ability … Continue reading

The right to remain silent……….

There has been concern expressed at the arrests of those who were involved in the ‘whistle blowing’ of the expenditure of the Cumbrian PCC who had chauffeur driven Mercs to take him to functions,  Mr Richard Rhodes had two trips at £700.  This was for his ‘personal safety’ allegedly.  Two Cumbrian Police staff were arrested, … Continue reading

The final quarter review. Jan 13 – March 13.

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The Met saw criticism for ‘massaging’ crime figures for sexual assault.  Crime Figures have always been a hot potato and you know as well as I do, that certain crimes can be deemed as priority, volume or whatever, and it has been a widespread practice to ‘massage’, but there is a big difference between massaging and falsifying … Continue reading

Stereotyping the Police – WE ARE NOT ALL THE SAME!

How many times do you hear you lot are all the same? never? All the time?? It’s a common theme and pops up almost daily. Another one is all police are arrogant . This made my chin hit the floor! Why are we perceived like this? The majority are doing a fantastic job and are … Continue reading

So the farce is over…… PCC election disaster

The PCC Elections are finally over – I am pretty sure that it was one of the most boring days for those who were waiting for the public to turn up to vote.  I hope they brought their knitting and their flasks and sandwiches! I cannot believe that in the 75 million that was spent … Continue reading

Can we get perspective people??

I was wondering whether we can get a little perspective here please…. So the DG of the BBC has resigned after 54 days in the job because of issues around newsnight, reporting and not reporting of issues regarding suspects of sexual assault, but he managed to walk off with a years salary (enough for 5 … Continue reading

RIP – Detective Constable Adele Cashman.

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Dc Adele Cashmam, a 30-year-old female police officer has collapsed and died while chasing a suspect, Scotland Yard has confirmed. DC Adele Cashman, collapsed in Belsize Park Gardens, Camden, at 9.45pm on Monday night. A response team officer based at Kentish Town police station, she was taken to the Royal Free Hospital in Hampstead but … Continue reading

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