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

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

Margaret Thatcher – controversial in life and death….

Since the death of Margaret Thatcher last week there has been a huge controversy and divide between those who are for and against ‘The Iron Lady’. There were a lot of people who were celebrating her death on Social Media sites, and in once case a Police Sergeant from the Met who shared his celebratory thoughts … Continue reading

Review of the third quarter October – December 2012

October 2012 saw the Plebgate incident which is still going on, but ‘Let those who judge be judged’ was about senior officers and politicians who discipline lower ranked officers, but who in fact have been dishonest themselves, or committed offences or cover ups.  Accountability is the key, and the question of how can someone discipline … 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

The Tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary, Conneticut, USA

Today, 14th December 2012, My eyes were glued to the television, I was transfixed. I just could not believe it. An ordinary day, just before Christmas, a young man shoots a member of his family, then leaves in a car to then walk in to SandyHook Elementary school in Newtown Conneticut and dressed in combat … 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

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

Bigger headlines don’t mean worse crimes……

I saw that yet another journalist has been arrested on suspicion of computer hacking.  Patrick Foster, 28 years, was arrested in London on Wednesday 29th August 2012.  This was in relation to working alongside Scotland Yard with the Met, Operation Tuleta.  and he is  now the 11th person to be arrested, and is working alongside … Continue reading

Here here! McKeever 1v May 0

Having listened to Theresa May rattle on at the Police Federation Conference today I was boiling from the offset. She started off with our fallen colleagues, mispronouncing their names, and then went on about budget cuts and the current state of our economy blah blah blah, but she could not sorry, would not answer to … Continue reading