Simples…. Cautions to be scrapped. At last.

So it was announced by Chris Grayling that simple cautions for serious offences are to be scrapped. Hallelujah! Didn’t it occur to anyone that a simple caution for serious offences was damn right ludicrous ? Who on earth in their right mind figured that a ‘slap on the wrist’ for someone who had committed serious … Continue reading

Where there’s blame……

We are now more in the culture of ‘where there’s blame there’s a claim’. I read with interest of a Norfolk Police officer suing a garage owner after tripping on a kerb after responding to a call. PC Kelly Jones, a police officer for Norfolk Police, is now seeking compensation as the garage failed to … Continue reading

Uniform standards- all the same?

Wow! Stop the press- the National Audit Office has discovered vast differences in uniform costs across 43 forces. Tell us something we didn’t know. How much has that cost to work out? I remember when I first started as a PC *cough* years ago- we had ‘NATO’ style jumpers- another neighbouring force didn’t as they … Continue reading

A war of independence

So the Home Office and the Police Federation are at loggerheads as the Home Office think he is the best candidate to be the Chief Inspector of Policing for England and Wales. Dr Tim Brain, the ex Chief Constable of Gloucestershire, who recently retired as he disagreed with how the Police reforms were being done. … Continue reading

Privatisation of the Police Service – how would it work?

I was mooching round with a PC last night and we had a very interesting conversation. We were so short of officers that I crewed up and we dealt with several incidents. All were alcohol fuelled, and we were managing by the skin of our teeth. There were domestics, a stabbing, fights, an RTC and … Continue reading