“It’s elementary…” why training is good for business

“It’s elementary…” why training is good for business

"It’s elementary..." why training is good for business Many moons ago, I spent a very frustrating 25 minutes explaining to a very assertive member of my team why I did not think that spending several hundred pounds on attending an ‘assertiveness’ course was a...
Crest Advisory – Officially a living wage employer

Crest Advisory – Officially a living wage employer

Crest Advisory - Officially a living wage employer What do Nestle KitKats and Majestic Wine have in common with Crest? No, they are not the Crest office refreshments of choice. But we are all living wage employers. The living wage is worked out differently to the...
Time to bring the data in for questioning

Time to bring the data in for questioning

Time to bring the data in for questioning I began writing this blog in response to the recent suggestion that London had become more dangerous than New York based on their respective homicide rates. Since then, four more people have been shot or stabbed in the capital...
Crest is hiring a Policy and Research Analyst

Crest is hiring a Policy and Research Analyst

Role: Policy and Research Analyst   Who we are Crest Advisory is a small, vibrant consultancy based in Covent Garden – helping clients think, speak and act clearly within criminal justice. We work with central government, national policing bodies, police and...
Book review: The End of Policing

Book review: The End of Policing

Book review: The End of Policing   “The problem isn’t police training, police diversity or police methods.. the problem is the dramatic and unprecedented expansion and intensity of policing in the last forty years, a fundamental shift in the role of police in...
Give us the tools to do the job

Give us the tools to do the job

Give us the tools to do the job “Give us the tools to do the job.” That was the message we heard from Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) at the launch of our report Driving criminal justice devolution, which explores how giving more powers to local...
Our new domestic abuse partnership project

Our new domestic abuse partnership project

Crest have been in Durham to start our new domestic abuse partnership project It was snow boots at the ready this week to begin our latest partnership project. We have teamed up with tech and IT sector leaders CGI, who run the Police National Database. At the National...