The final quarter review. Jan 13 – March 13.

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

2nd Quarter – the low down on the year July 2012 – September 2012.

The second part of the low down of my year of blogs.  The first part was a mixed bag – and the second quarter is no different. Let the public see complaints against the Police looked at if we had to declare every single complaint of officers, including those that aren’t substantiated, then this would … Continue reading

The low down at the end of the year….. April 2012 – June 2012 the first quarter report.

I decided that I would have a look back at the blogs I have written in the past ‘year’ (financial of course!)  All the blogs written are linked, so if you want to read them again, feel free to click on the links. This is the first of four of my first quarter report. We … 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

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

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

Police Privatisation – what happens when………?

I was mooching about on Public Order in the early hours of today, watching people spill out and wobble across the roads, so drunk they can hardly stand. My officers were due off at 5am and the rest at 7am. It’s always a hard call whether to stand them down, and you know that if … 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