My force estimates that dealing with mentally unwell people takes around 40 per cent of officer time. If we can get people the help they need this frees up officers to deal with those who choose to break the law.
Posts Tagged: Police and Crime Commissioners
Drones play a big part in locating missing persons and tracking down criminals. Automated Number Plate Recognition technology has been extended.
My plan not only involves bringing offenders to justice but also deterring them from reoffending.
Joe Carlebach: With crime spiralling out of control, is it time for a Police and Crime Commissioner for London?
At least then we might see some dedicated focus on this issue. A lot of supposedly “minor” offences are not investigated at all.
Matthew Scott: Ignore the outdated, inaccurate criticisms – we Police and Crime Commissioners are making a positive difference
It’s easy to gripe, but the role, done well, can be powerful, transformative and create greater transparency.
The deadline is August 6th. While the role has yet to capture the public’s imagination, it has genuine power.
It also allows teenagers to develop a sense of adventure and independence – making them more employable and better citizens.
Rory Geoghegan: Short-term prison sentences do nothing for prolific offenders. We must get serious about tackling the causes of crime.
Our latest Centre for Social Justice report – Desperate for a Fix – focuses on prolific drug-addicted people and proposes a new Second Chance Programme.
Here are five priorities. Sort out the extremism mess. Get an immigration policy move-on. Beef up your Windrush review. Don’t mess with ID cards. Or identity politics. Oh, and P.S…
Neil O’Brien: We Conservatives need to refresh ourselves to stop Corbyn. That’s why Onward is being launched.
Even in lefty France, socialist policies are now being dumped by Emmanuel Macron in favour of free markets. Now is the time to develop our next round of big ideas.
Security has tightened at nightclubs, and volunteers work with the Police to protect the most vulnerable youngsters as well as the homeless.
Whatever happened to the Big Society? 1) Steve Moore: It could have worked had spending been cut Canada-Style
We must keep asking: ‘what’s the right level to pursue social repair?’ The nation is too large; the individual is too small. The community remains the right place.
Many women’s lives could be transformed by the right approach – this issue must not be neglected or forgotten amid bigger and more newsworthy events.
Chloe Schendel-Wilson: Cannabis prohibition has failed on all fronts – the UK should follow Canada’s pragmatic example instead
Conservative values are not well-served by leaving a market to criminals. Changing technology and drug strength mean this approach is becoming ever more harmful.
The appointment of a new chief constable who was criticised over his investigation into Edward Heath is seen as the latest saga to afflict a “broken force”.