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...
The Batman and Robin of criminal justice

The Batman and Robin of criminal justice

Batman and Robin, Ant and Dec, Torville and Dean, Ben and Jerry, Thelma and Louise. Great partnership working makes it all look so easy. If only it was so easy for the rest of us. Partnership working is, normally, not that interesting. And so, the latest inspection of...