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Police: By The Numbers - The Untold Story of Muslim Opinions & Demographics

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Police: THE DEADLY CONSEQUENCES OF 'GAMING' AND FAILED REGULATION

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My thanks go to Dr Rodger Patrick, renowned expert on crime statistics, and the noble The Earl of Lytton for his recent speech to the Committee on Standards in Public Life on 23rd November 2015.

Dr Patrick's written evidence to the Home Affairs Committee looking into crime statistics can be viewed here: http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201314/cmselect/cmhaff/67/67vw16.htm

The Earl of Lytton's full speech and responses can be seen by clicking this link :-
http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld201516/ldhansrd/text/151123-gc0001.htm#1511234000235 

The speech follows on from the investigations following the death of Georgia Williams in West Mercia. Whilst having every sympathy for the family and sharing their view on the IPCC, scapegoating the officers involved is unlikely to have any impact on the 'gaming' behaviours they have been employing (cuffing a criminal damage to an RTC and the inappropriate use of non judicial disposals). The problem as we know is organisational in nature and the...

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Police: DISGRACEFUL DISRESPECT OF THERESA MAY AND DAVID CAMERON

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Article reposted from http://retiredandangry.wordpress.com/2014/12/24/the-sound-of-silence/ and the original source http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/chris-hobbs/neil-doyle-british-policing_b_6363724.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

Echoing the anger and annoyance of a number of articles at the lack of respect shown by the Home Secretary Theresa May and the Prime Minister David Cameron following the death of Constable Neil Doyle of the Merseyside Constabulary who was tragically killed in Liverpool six days ago.

May and Cameron are not usually so slow off the mark to show sympathy for the families of fallen officers. The lack of any form of communication from their offices on the subject seems to indicate the contempt with which they now hold the UK Police Service. This is perhaps a truer reflection of what the politicians really think of our boys and girls on the Thin Blue line, regardless of anything they may say to the contrary to serve their own political ends.

Chris Hobbs (Retired Met) article is reprinted...

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Police: MET COMMISSIONER CALLS FOR RADICAL MERGER OF POLICE FORCES

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15.12.14

Met commissioner calls for radical merger of police forces

Britain’s most senior police officer has warned that cuts to police and other public services will put public safety at risk unless the next government pushes through ‘radical structural reforms’ to cut back-office costs. 
 
Writing in the Guardian, Scotland Yard commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe stated that regardless of the general election outcome, “we are all looking at years of more austerity and shrinking budgets”. 

And, in a move that clashes with government policy, he calls for the culling of more than 30 forces in England and Wales, to create nine super-forces, based on regional boundaries. 

Sir Bernard noted that there are 43 police forces in England and Wales, but stated that criminals do not respect ‘county boundaries’. 

“We need to be as flexible and aggressive as they are. We do not need the boundaries that currently mark out the territory of chief constables or police and crime commissioners,”...

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Police: 1 in 7 people arrested in Britain last year was FOREIGN

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  • Figures from Association of Chief Police Officers Criminal Records Office
  • In many cases, the suspects have lengthy criminal records back home 
  • Overall, the police arrested 173,0000 foreign criminals last year 

  • Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2873598/One-seven-people-arrested-Britain-year-FOREIGN-damning-study-reveals.html#ixzz3MAY4mUxX

    Police arrested 173,0000 foreign crime suspects last year – one in every seven people who were apprehended nationwide.
     
    The figures from Association of Chief Police Officers Criminal Records Office reveal the extraordinary strain being placed on the justice system by overseas criminals.
     
    In many cases, the suspects have lengthy criminal records back home which should have prevented them from entering the UK – or would allow for them to be deported.
     
    Police arrested 173,0000 foreign criminals last year – one in every seven suspects who were apprehended nationwide
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    But, alarmingly, police are...

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    Police: HOW POLITICIANS USE THE POLICE FOR THEIR OWN ENDS

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    The dishonest politician’s guide to handling the police
     
    Professor Tim Hope offers a five point plan for governments on how to push up approval ratings by destroying the legitimacy of the police.
     
    By: Professor Tim Hope
    Date: Thursday, 20 November, 2014

    The publication on 18 November 2014 of HM Inspectorate of Constabulary’s final report of an inspection of crime data integrity in police forces in England and report – Crime Recording: making the victim count – prompted me to reflect upon how successive governments have corrupted the police for political advantage. Here’s how to go about it:

    1. Give the impression that you know how to reduce crime (but don’t be too specific)

    Say that the police service is your main means of reducing crime; don’t discourage the police from their cherished belief that they are the 'Thin Blue Line' against disorder, and that the public loves them for it. Feed the police a lot of barmy ideas about how effective in crime fighting they could be (and watch them quietly squirm in...

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    Police: HMIC: IT'S OFFICIAL POLICE HAVE FIDDLED CRIME STATISTICS

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    Police fail to record one in five of all crimes reported to them, says HMIC report


    The problem is greatest for victims of violent crime, with a third going unrecorded. Of sexual offences, 26% are not recorded.

    An HM Inspectorate of Constabulary report looked at more than 8,000 reports of crime in England and Wales.

    The watchdog said the failure to record crime properly was "indefensible".

    Home Secretary Theresa May described the findings as "utterly unacceptable", but police representatives said the situation had improved since the study.

    'Serious concern'

    The inspection reviewed reports of crime between November 2012 and October 2013 across all 43 forces in England and Wales.

    It found that:
    • Among the sample, 37 rape allegations were not recorded as a crime
    • For 3,842 reported crimes, offenders were given a caution or a penalty notice - but inspectors believe 500 of those should have been charged or given a heavier penalty
    • 3,246 of those offences that were recorded were then deemed to be "no ...

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    Police: Theresa May and Front Line Police; An Irreparable Breakdown

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    The revelation by the Police Federation that the morale of rank and file officers was at its lowest ever level will as no surprise to those struggling to maintain an effective police service in urban and rural areas throughout the UK. The Federation survey mirrored that carried out by the University of the West of England some months ago and indeed by internal police surveys compiled by individual forces.

    Whilst police surveys show much criticism in relation to the leadership of chief officer ranks, the police rank and file collective finger of blame for the inescapable fact that their morale has all but collapsed points only in one direction; namely towards Home Secretary Theresa May. It is no exaggeration to say that as Margaret Thatcher was to the miners and mining communities, Theresa May is to rank and file police officers and their families.

    Police officers expected tough times ahead regardless of which party took power after the 2010 general election; what they did not expect was constant...

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    Police: UK POLICING - ENOUGH IS ENOUGH

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    Reprinted from http://www.ukcophumour.co.uk/


















    The sad words of a Bobby who has had enough…

    I suppose I’m writing this as a kind of therapy to myself. I’m a Cop in a County Constabulary not far from London. We’re a smallish force and quickly getting smaller.

    I’m a mid thirties guy with two small kiddies and a wife. I’m considered reasonably young in service with around three years; joining the job late in life because it took 4 yrs due to First recruitment freeze with the Met in 2008 and as a result of transferring out. I stomached the pay cut, my wife stomached me staying away as did my young boys. The family has stomached me working nights, Xmas, birthdays, rest days, called in short notice for deployment, finishing late, missing school plays, missing wife’s birthday, missing funerals, weddings and get-togethers.

    Despite all of this, I enjoy my job and love working with my brothers and sisters on the thinner than ever blue line; the closet friends you could ever have, the best friends you could ever ask for too.

    I have...

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    Police: THE TORIES AND THE POLICE : THE END OF THE AFFAIR

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    The Tories and the Police: Robin Aitken examines the apparent close relationship between the Conservative Party and the police force. A relationship which was cemented with an unprecedented pay rise in the 1970s by Margaret Thatcher. A relationship which has soured over recent years culminating in a damning speech by Theresa May to the Police Federation conference earlier this year. Robin Aitken talks to Conservative politicians who have been key players in the story of this marriage of law and order over the last four decades including former Home Secretaries Ken Clarke and Michael Howard.
     
     
    Former PC James Patrick, (who exposed the police recorded crime scams) also contributes to the 36 minute BBC radio documentary. Well worth a listen.
     
    




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