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”

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?”

Teresa May and Police Protection

Tragic events either side of the 2017 General election identified shortcomings in the number of police officers available to deal with the myriad of duties and responsibilities required of the police. The horrific events in Manchester saw the threat level rise from SEVERE which meant an attack was highly likely to CRITICAL which means anContinue reading “Teresa May and Police Protection”