It’s really gratifying to receive emails via the blog from front-line staff in various agencies seeking confirmation of legal issues, views on incidents and so on. It’s great that people want to discuss and reflect, or to enhance their learning but can I admit to being a little restricted in my capacity to answer the queries I get?! As well as being a front-line, 24/7 police officer, I’m married man with a family and am newly obsessed by endurance-cycling and I’m no longer posted to work on this area of policing.
The whole point behind creating a blog 10yrs ago was to address the questions I was regularly asked and put the answers and various resources on to a free-to-access, publicly available platform so people from any profession or background can access it for themselves whenever they need it. There are now over 800 published articles on all the topics I can think of, as well as on various specific incidents in the public domain and court cases of various kinds.
Putting links to this stuff on a website means I can focus on my job, my work-life balance and recently my own health through my ever-evolving obsession with cycling stupid distances in the fresh-air.
I submit that +99% of whatever you might need from me is probably covered on this site —
If you really do want to fill your boots with this stuff and do the background and wider reading, there are some other pages you can use to access a load of reading materials, quickly and easily.
And if you’re really going to go large on this stuff, you might want to start reading other books on the wider topics:
Note of caution: go to a library and borrow them: otherwise you’ll bankrupt your family! –
Winner of the President’s Medal,the Royal College of Psychiatrists.
Winner of the Mind Digital Media Award
All opinions expressed are my own – they do not represent the views of any organisation.(c) Michael Brown OBE, 2021
I try to keep this blog up to date, but inevitably over time, amendments to the law as well as court rulings and other findings from inquests and complaints processes mean it is difficult to ensure all the articles and pages remain current. Please ensure you check all legal issues in particular and take appropriate professional advice where necessary.
Government legislation website – www.legislation.gov.uk