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

RIP – Detective Constable Adele Cashman.

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

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

Corporate sponsorship? are you really surprised

So the Met received 23million pounds in ‘Corporate Sponsorship over 5 years.  Is that a surprise?  Perhaps if we were given the resources to fund everything we needed we wouldn’t have to get ‘sponsored’.  I don’t know of one Police Force that doesn’t have ‘sponsorship’ of some kind.  Yes, we are talking bikes, cars, posters, … Continue reading

Police Corruption – IPCC and the Police Service

A new report has shone a light on police corruption allegations and investigations around the country. In the last three years, it has been stated, there were 8.542 complaints against officers in this period. The watchdog only had the resources or powers to independently investigate 21 of the most serious cases. Why have they said … 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

Justice for Emma- justice for all…..

I read with disgust the assault on Emma, the elderly female attacked in her own home whilst she slept. despicable How can ANYONE think anything else but that’s disgusting. Firstly it would have to be a sick b*****d who has done this. How could anyone in their own mind do this to anyone let alone … Continue reading

We did good…..

We stood shoulder to shoulder and some came hundreds of miles leaving in the early hours. It was a very successful day and everyone went home proud. I was surprised at the lack of coverage on the news though. 35,000 people descending on the Capital to show we will not lay down and be walked … Continue reading