Monthly Archives: February 2012

Is policing too hard for ordinary people to understand?

Lancashire’s Chief Constable Steve Finnigan has expressed his concern about only one person overseeing policing in the county when the Police Authority is abolished, according to the BBC. He said: “To ask an individual to cover [this] patch is asking … Continue reading

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A perfect storm for the new politics?

Today I did some old-fashioned political stuff, namely the distribution of a newsletter to local residents keeping them up to date with local developments. There was variable rain at just the wrong levels at the wrong times, and a range … Continue reading

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Top Cops: Pure as the driven snow, but easily led

The Telegraph is currently carrying an interesting pair of articles online at the moment. In the first, Sir Norman Bettison, Chief Constable of Yorkshire expresses his fears that elected Police and Crime Commissioners could feel obligated to those people who … Continue reading

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You’re in good company!

Michael Crick has issued an update on his lists of Police and Crime Commissioner candidates, linking to TopOfTheCops.com in the process, possibly as thanks for sending some tips his way. So, what is there that we didn’t know before? See … Continue reading

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Lancashire Labour TopOfTheCops contest hits YouTube

Councillor Chris Maughan, a Blackpool Councillor who is also on Lancashire Police Authority, has launched his campaign for the Labour Police and Crime Commissioner nomination in Lancashire with a series of videos, including the 666 video above, attacking spending restraint … Continue reading

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Is your TopOfTheCops election over before it has even started?

The election for Police and Crime Commissioner where you live could be all over, bar the shouting, by May. These could be the days of the real contest, and it may be happening while no-one is looking. We have not … Continue reading

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First mention of hanging in Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Leicester City Councillor Sundip Meghani was openly considering a run for the Labour nomination in Leicestershire, but has announced that he will not run after all, as he enjoys his Councillor role too much, and has decided his reservations about … Continue reading

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