UK Policing

Making Community Policing More Wicked

Tim Curtis | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics
Tim Curtis

There is a long way to go to ensure that PCSOs are supported within their Police force in LISPing, and for partner agencies to recognise that these projects are very important to the Police, and become willing to help the Police achieve their objectives- through making an exception over hedgecutting in the district trying to protect themselves from burglaries.

Stop And Search 'Down 90%' But Communities Still Feel Victimised

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK

Stop and search in Lodnon has declined dramatically in recent years, but disaffected communities still believe the police ride roughshod over their ri...

Police Fight to Contain Anarchy in Cambridge

Will Black | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

These may be the last words I ever write as terror has descended upon the cobbled streets of Cambridge and anarchy is breaking out in the quaint pubs and college bars. Apparently the nation should be worried about dastardly goings-on that would make Lewis and Morse's brutal Oxford seem peaceful.

Local Policing 'Must Be Bedrock' Of Service

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Britain's police are "sadly deteriorated", a former Met commissioner has said. Neighbourhood policing should once again be the bedrock of the servi...

One Year On, Are Police and Crime Commissioners Delivering on Human Rights?

Emma Hutton | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK Politics
Emma Hutton

The small number of PCCs who responded to our questions stressed how important human rights are to their work, and that they see them as part of everyday policing. Encouragingly, they linked the protection of human rights to equality and justice - values that we all share.

Appeal To Trace 'Depressed' GP

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Police have released CCTV images of a missing GP who disappeared from her home following a battle with post-natal depression. Mother-of-two Elizabe...

Blinded by Ideology

Alex Bryce | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Alex Bryce

I attended the launch of Gabriella's film 'Honest Lies' at Amnesty International Headquarters in London earlier this week and was concerned at the dehumanising attitudes towards sex workers being expressed by some of the panellists...

Drunk Tanks: An Easy Answer to a Complex Problem

Lord Victor Adebowale | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Politics
Lord Victor Adebowale

Britain has a serious alcohol problem. Visit any town or city street on a Friday night and you'll witness the serious harm caused by people drinking too much. How we tackle this country's negative relationship with drink is an issue which is rarely off the political agenda.

Police Stop and Search Powers Target Black and Ethnic Minority Communities

Imran Awan | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics
Imran Awan

The news this week that the police use of stop and search powers were ineffective in reducing crime comes as no surprise. Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) which independently assesses police forces, found that stop and search powers were procedurally incorrect.

The Police Can't Cope With Mental Health Alone

Lord Victor Adebowale | Posted 01.09.2013 | UK
Lord Victor Adebowale

Mental health is core business for the police but it is not their responsibility alone. The NHS should be providing an appropriate place of safety for people suffering a mental health crisis and any response should be a joint one, involving all key partners including the ambulance service and social services.

Independent Commission's Public Consultation on Mental Health and Policing

Lord Victor Adebowale | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Politics
Lord Victor Adebowale

The police have many roles in our society but we cannot deny that one of their central duties is to protect the most vulnerable individuals and this includes those with mental health issues.

Home Affairs Select Committee Hear Evidence Following Undercover Policing Allegations

Emily Stacey | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Politics
Emily Stacey

The House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee met yesterday to examine the issue of undercover policing which has been brought to the attention of the government.

British Is Best? Don't Believe the Hype...

Julian Constable | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Politics
Julian Constable

The argument trotted out by the supporters of the British model is that the British police are unique in the world because of its origin in British history, that they exist because of the 'will of the people', that they are the 'best in the world', that this is shown by the affection that the people have for them and that this is seen in the absence of weapons.

Policing Students: Mistakes Get Made

Jane Fae | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jane Fae

Look out London: the students are coming. Again. And if police and press reports of the last major student demonstration, back in 2010, are to be believed, a torrid time is on its way.

The Unbelievable Truth About Child Pornography in the UK

John Carr | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Tech
John Carr

The NSPCC sent out Freedom of Information requests to all 43 local police forces in England and Wales. Inter alia they asked how many indecent photogr...

Has Occupy Had an Impact?

Luke Martell | Posted 23.11.2012 | UK Politics
Luke Martell

Inequality, specifically between the very richest and the rest, is widely known about and accepted as an issue. We didn't used to talk about this that much. We do now. Occupy did that.

With Little Reduction in the Met's Use of Stop-and-Search Campaign Groups are Taking Matters Into Their Own Hands

Glenn McMahon | Posted 18.11.2012 | UK
Glenn McMahon

When asked what they can do to tackle the problem young people shrug saying they feel powerless. Unaware of their rights or how to complain - or if indeed its even worth doing so - they accept stop-and-search as a fact of life.

Merits of collaboration in the PCC mix

Ann Barnes | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK
Ann Barnes

There is a real debate to be had about putting young people into prison. Writing as a Magistrate, and this is my own personal view, we should be looking at the social problems - the beginning issues - that are causing young people to turn to nuisance behaviour.

Michael Rundle

Sir Hugh Orde: No 'Endemic' Racism In The Police

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK

One of the UK's most senior policemen has denied the force is inherently racist. Sir Hugh Orde, president of the Association of Chief Police Office...

Michael Rundle

'Peanuts': Acpo President Defends Spending On Police Consultants

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK

Association of Chief Police Officers (Acpo) President Sir Hugh Orde has defended his organisation's spending on consultants as "peanuts". Recently ...

Michael Rundle

Sir Hugh Orde: 'For The First Time Police Officers Feel Vulnerable'

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 13.05.2012 | UK

The most radical changes to the police service in 200 years, combined with massive budget cuts, have left officers "frustrated" - and could soon have ...

Police Officers Protest Budget Cuts With 'Black Cap' March

PA | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK

More than 20,000 off-duty police officers took to the streets as they warned that government cuts are putting public safety at risk. Many of the of...

Police Officers Protest Budget Cuts With 'Black Cap' March

PA | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK

Up to 16,000 off-duty officers will don black caps representing each officer expected to be lost under the government's budget cuts as they take to th...

The Drama of Stop and Search, From the Street to the Stage

Dominic Taylor | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Dominic Taylor

Stop and search - stopping and or searching an individual in a public space on suspicion of a crime or potential crime - remains one of the most tangible signs that in Britain today, we are all far from equal.

Racism; Society and the Police

Bob Morgan | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Politics
Bob Morgan

The majority of us ignore the potential problems of living in a diverse society in everyday life but hold the police to a much higher standard. Perhaps this is necessary, but it will not solve the fundamental problem.