Why I’m supporting Extinction Rebellion

Anybody caught up in the disruption caused by Extinction Rebellion may well feel aggrieved by the protestors, and I can understand their frustrations at being delayed or inconvenienced by the protesters. However, when we consider their motive – Saving the World, then a bit of disruption doesn’t seem that high a price to pay. MostContinue reading “Why I’m supporting Extinction Rebellion”

PROSECUTING CELEBRITIES AND OTHER PAEDOPHILES

Following the death of Jimmy Saville evidence of his evil depravity started to leak out and the leak got bigger and bigger until such time that there was a flood of victims. How the hell did he get away with it for so many years and why didn’t any of the victims come forward? Well,Continue reading “PROSECUTING CELEBRITIES AND OTHER PAEDOPHILES”

My Phonetic Life A to Z

Alpha – I actually don’t care if I’m an Alpha Male or not. (I care, I cry, and I regularly get things wrong – Am I an Alpha male?) Bravo – To all the Emergency Services and everyone serving. Bravo to all my former colleagues and all the doctors and nurses who patched us backContinue reading “My Phonetic Life A to Z”

Extending the Law on Reasonable Force – Motorbike Offenders

The UK Law as it currently stands, “A person may use such force as is reasonable in the circumstances in the prevention of crime, or in effecting or assisting in the lawful arrest of offenders or suspected offenders or of persons unlawfully at large. So, is it reasonable to use a Police car to stop an offender riding aContinue reading “Extending the Law on Reasonable Force – Motorbike Offenders”

Is there corruption in the Police?

The simple answer must be ‘Yes’; why else would Chief Constables run ‘Anti Corruption’ units. There has clearly been corruption with the police in the past because some serving and retired officers have been convicted of corruption offences.  When I talk about corruption I mean a police officer using their position as a police officerContinue reading “Is there corruption in the Police?”

Dealing with Knives

Steve White the head of the Police Federation recently went on record as stating that all front-line police officers should be offered tasers in response to the increased risk from terrorism and I’m assuming that he is talking in particular about the threat to attack and kill street coppers. The risk is real and IContinue reading “Dealing with Knives”

Firearms, Cops and Squaddies

Like many serving or retired police officers I served in the Army for a number of years before joining the police and as such, I can speak from experience. The proposal that soldiers might need to be deployed at sensitive or potential terrorist target buildings because there are insufficient firearms trained officers needs to beContinue reading “Firearms, Cops and Squaddies”

Ten Years Difference in Policing

I retired from the Metropolitan Police in 2008 and its quite clear that there have been many significant changes since my departure, some good, some bad and some bloody unbelievable. The Good LGBT Officers no longer need to hide their sexuality. Ethnic Diversity within the police looks really healthy. Sexual Discrimination probably still exists inContinue reading “Ten Years Difference in Policing”

Discretion and setting targets

Every officer is taught the fundamentals of law in particular what constitutes a criminal offence and what authority under the law they have for investigating a criminal allegation and apprehending an offender. Officers performing specialist duties will have a greater knowledge of the law relating to their role i.e. traffic officers will know more aboutContinue reading “Discretion and setting targets”

Should Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey Resign?

Instinctively I feel that Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey failed in his duty as a police officer and should resign, but does the evidence support my feelings. DAC Mackey seeks to defend his failure to take any action on his lack of equipment, and therein lies the reason he should resign. PC Keith Palmer did notContinue reading “Should Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey Resign?”