Category Archives: Policing

A number of the Blogs relate specifically to the proposed introduction of the Police and Crime Commissioners and my view that the Metropolitan Police which performs a role as local Police force for London and National Police force on several key issues needs to have some of these national roles removed in order that London Policing is not compromised by issues that have a National Political aspect (such as phone hacking)

The verdict of the rape and murder of Sarah Everard


On Thursday last week the sentence for the man who raped and murdered Sarah Everard in March this year was announced. In the few hours before the announcement and since then there have been a number of significant statements made … Continue reading

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Parliament needs to listen to Stop and Search groups


I am very proud that in Sussex there is a very well structured Committee that works within Sussex Police to constantly review the Stop and Search activity. This is not a new approach although it has been dramatically improved over … Continue reading

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Priti Patel must take on board the views of Abbee McLatchie


A few days ago there was a call from the National Youth Agency (NYA) and one of their key workers Abbee McLatchie to the Government. The comments can be obtained from this article in the CYP Now magazine. Abbee is … Continue reading

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A classic example of PM Incompetence for Policing


There are many people inside and outside the mainstream political setting who do not consider the role of the Police and Crime Commissioner as being very effective. It is sad that they do so as clearly when Independent credible people … Continue reading

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Priti Patel must be called to leave – for telling lies


The Guardian has released some information in the last few minutes in this article. It discloses that Priti Patel has told Parliament lies about her public decisions and it is clearly vital now for the Government to call for her … Continue reading

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Whatever the result tonight, the Police are very aware


At the end of last week in the House of Lords five members of that part of Parliament raised comments about the risk that tonight’s football game could create in our nation. Along with their views I am also aware … Continue reading

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We need the Criminal Justice System to be recovered


Over a decade ago from 2004 to 2009 I was Chair of a committee that the Government at that time created which was the Surrey and Sussex Courts Board. It was a very effective group even though it did not … Continue reading

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An appalling statement from the Chichester MP


If this is genuinely what Gillian Keegan has said the whole of Chichester should be feeling very unhappy along with the rest of Sussex. Although there are certainly many people are not supportive of the text on a non official … Continue reading

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Politicians who imply 11 years is very different from 13 years


Last week was the second Queens speech and as usually happens after a Queens speech the politicians participate in a number of discussions, some of which are more incompetent than others. Two of the men who took part chose to … Continue reading

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We are all very proud of Brave Monty – and Sussex Police


Earlier today Sussex Police have published their celebration with Monty following his very brave hard work to help save his Mother and her unborn baby. When she collapsed and was unconscious the five and a half year old child rang … Continue reading

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