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...
Look down …Look out

Look down …Look out

Look down ...Look out “To lead is to serve – nothing more, nothing less” (Andre Malraux 1901-1976, French writer and Minister). Police leadership gets a qualified thumbs up from HMICFRS this week. Forces, inspectors say, are promoting ethical leadership,...
Why justice needs a giant leap

Why justice needs a giant leap

The Public Accounts Committee report published this morning makes difficult reading for Ministers and officials in the Home Office and Ministry of Justice, but it will also be of interest to Police and Crime Commissioners considering how best to deliver their...
Breaking and entering public consciousness

Breaking and entering public consciousness

Alarms. Dogs. Lights. Nosey neighbours. PR agencies have for years suggested different ways to scare off burglars in order to drum up business for their clients in security and insurance. Now the Home Office is having a go, hoping to market to a sceptical public one...
Police cuts: no further action?

Police cuts: no further action?

Ten questions after the Spending Review… Mark Sedwill, the Home Office Permanent Secretary, took the stage at the first Police Chiefs and PCC Conference in Manchester just after George Osborne sat down having delivered the Spending Review and Autumn Statement. The...