Massaging crime figures? Surely not

So there has been an uproar about the Met massaging the crime figures regarding sexual assaults and as a result those who should have gone away went on to commit further crimes. Victims have stated that they were subjected to being persuaded to withdraw complaints and told that evidentially they had ‘consented’ and weren’t taken … 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

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

Special Constabulary – an enhancement or a replacement?

So forces are now increasing the amount of Special Police Officers….. Police Officer numbers are dropping and in order to deliver the same service we need to increase the number of Volunteers. Just how wrong is that? I started my career as a Special Constable, and I know the pressures of both Specials and Regulars. … Continue reading

Let those who judge be judged……..

Well finally the chief whip has had his last ‘crack’ and has resigned.  About time too.  It’s taken weeks for him, and the government were supportive to the Police about as much as a wet lettuce leaf, however, Plebgate is now over and he’s gone.  Bye Mr Mitchell. Now the resignation of under-fire West Yorkshire … Continue reading

G4S fail results in two resignations……

David Taylor-Smith, chief operating officer, and Ian Horseman Sewell, a managing director have resigned after the review of the Olympic contract given to G4S, which caused Armed Services to be drafted in for extra staff to cover the short fall. You are surprised by this? No, me neither. It was pretty clear from even before … Continue reading

Just what goes through their minds………? False Reporting.

I saw a report today of a couple who had reported their 3 year old daughter missing from the beach in Hornsea, East Yorkshire. After a major hunt involving Humberside fire and rescue, Humber coastguard and volunteers from Hornsea inshore rescue, it emerged that the couple, who had travelled from Hull, did not even have … Continue reading

2012 Olympics by G4S – Oh please!

So the private security company G4S have let themselves down, its a shocker. I think the expression is ‘bitten off more than they can chew’.  As a result, armed forces and Police are now being drafted in, including those just back from Afghanistan, who instead of having leave with their loved ones, are now doing … Continue reading

Let the public see complaints against the police

It’s been a while, but there are reasons that I won’t go in to, but needless to say, I am back in the blogging world. I saw an article in the Guardian by a journalist, Fiona Murphy, who used the title of ‘Let the public see the complaints against the police like Simon Harwood’. (21st … Continue reading

The psychic we call David Taylor-Smith

So much of the Police Service will be privatised within 5 years will it, Mr Taylor-Smith? Is that fact or just wishful thinking? The other issue is is this really going to save money, or just a way for security firms to get richer? Mr Taylor-Smith states that that he expects police forces across the … Continue reading