Tag Archives: Police Officer

The largest annual increase in Police Officer numbers since 2003


This is the latest claim by our Home Secretary which appears in a magazine called the Police Oracle and of course she is right. The last time there was a major increase in Police Officer numbers was when the Labour … Continue reading

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Lost rest days equates to 1000+ Police Officers


According to this report the Government through the various police forces across the UK has ‘borrowed’ 237,697 rest days from 70,000 police officers to enable events and incidents to be policed as well as possible. There are already indications that … Continue reading

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Visible Policing – A mixture of views


This morning three stories or issues are alive on social media that relate to the actions of police forces. The first I spotted was the news of the tragic shooting of two women in Bexhill last night. The fact that … Continue reading

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Lets have some consistency


The decision to remove the 1% limit on pay for two areas of the public sector but to insist that the increase is paid for out of existing budgets has some very clear implications. The public services concerned, Police and … Continue reading

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Let us hope for a safe outcome


Last night I was at a meeting with the senior police officer who has overall responsibility for the policing of todays election across Sussex and Surrey. Just as each of the parties have a huge number of people focused on … Continue reading

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The words that come back to haunt us


Its hard to imagine that when Theresa May was speaking at the Police Federation conference as Home Secretary in 2015, less than two weeks after the last General Election that she could have forseen that she would be forced to … Continue reading

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A deeply out of touch Home Secretary


The exchange between Amber Rudd and the Police Federation over pay and pay rises appears to have disclosed just how substantial the gap is between the Government which has been setting our laws and budgets for the last 7 years … Continue reading

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The challenge of inflexible budgets


I spent yesterday at an event which was focused on the nighttime economy in Brighton & Hove and how the infrastructure in the City which is provided by the statutory agencies is supported and extended by volunteers and services provided … Continue reading

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Another hard days night


The image shown here was taken by Eddie Mitchell @brightonsnapper who was out working last night during storm Angus. However as much as his photograph shows his dedication  to his art, the real dedication was that shown by Fire Officers … Continue reading

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Political interference with Policing?


The stark contrast between the number of applicants for the role of Chief Constable in Lincolnshire, two applied and neither were not shortlisted, and those for nearby Nottinghamshire where six have been shortlisted clearly reflects the difference between the two … Continue reading

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