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Posts Tagged: Police
“This is a Government that is actually protecting police budgets,” the Prime Minister insisted, while the Labour leader alleged the opposite.
We nicknamed our Community Safety Partnership Hub the Al Capone Group – remembering that notorious gangster was actually sent to prison for tax evasion.
“The police got their man” – whatever you think of Green, the behaviour of these officers is a disgrace
Even had he been found completely guilty of all allegations, it still wouldn’t be acceptable for the police in misuse their powers in this way.
This weakening of local accountability makes it all the more important for Conservatives to offer voters a clear alternative.
Cleethorpes was always a bustling seaside town – but continuous mismanagement means it is in real danger of losing its great reputation.
Improving the situation means not only holding the police to greater account, but behaving more responsibly ourselves.
WATCH: Howard – Retired officers leaking against Green are “damaging…trust” on which British policing is based
“Damian was my Parliamentary neighbour for many years – he’s denied it, I believe him.”
From the original raid through to the attempt by former officers to bring down a Government minister on moralising grounds, this is an unedifying picture.
Matthew Scott: What we Police Commissioners hope for in the Budget. And what we should continue to give in return.
Calling for more money and doing nothing different, as others in the public sector often do, is not an option. We as PCCs will continue our reforming approach.
May sounded perkier than she has for months.
We should also be aware of any risks to privacy or individual freedom, but in Kent the technology is working well.
At a time of budget cuts, mounting pressure, and waning deference to authority, officers deserve better than headlines like these.
Matthew Scott: The police are plugging a gap in mental healthcare provision – but we can’t do so forever
There will always be an element of policing that involves helping those in distress or crisis. But our officers are no substitute for proper NHS services.
Even after all the problems, and the threadbare findings, Wiltshire Police show no sign of realising their errors.