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

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

MP’s to boycott Winsor

So I hear on the grapevine that MP’s are getting twitchy feet over the possible job made for applied for by Winsor. Could it be that they have had an epiphany that the railways were shit and after his review they still are? Is it because they are worried that to show support for 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

Tom Winsors HMIC application

Name: Tom Winsor Education: Oxbridge Social: Friends include Cameron, May, Herbert. Job History: Train Service Wrecker; Police Service Wrecker. Applying for: HMIC to keep a close eye on Police Services demise. Salary : £195,000 with bonuses and excellent pension Supporting Letter: After receiving a ‘wink wink’ phone call for the new HMIC post I don’t … 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

Just say Winsor has a point?

Before you all go WTF??! Let me make it very clear. I do not, as you all know, like anything that is going on with the Police Service at the moment and I do think the ‘Independent’ report is anything else but a farce. HOWEVER….. I have thought of some of the points and he … Continue reading