Monthly Archives: July 2012

Lacking Diversity

Even with the embarrassment of G4S there must still be some money in policing as another day passes and another company pops up to offer services, this time to candidates, PCCs and Police and Crime Panels (who ain’t got much … Continue reading

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Bang goes localism

We've been here before, or I have at least. In 1998 the then relatively new 'New Labour' Government passed the Crime and Disorder Act, giving a statutory basis for local Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (often called Community Safety Partnerships). … Continue reading

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A sense of loss

A number of Conservative results have arrived since our last update, and in particular over the weekend, a number of which have been spotted by my friends at ConservativeHome. They are:- Bedfordshire Jas Parmar has been chosen as the candidate … Continue reading

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The last post on my campaign website Sam4Lancs.com – I guess I have more time for TopOfTheCops readers now!

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Stats cast doubt on news reports of rising crime.

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More on those reported ‘swingeing cuts’ to Lancashire police numbers from my Sam4Lancs campaign site.

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A Very British Coup?

Some countries round the world are run by their armed forces, and the more generous of these sometimes retreat to the background when they think the civvies can take the blame for a bit. As I have gathered together the … Continue reading

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A Very British Coup?

Some countries round the world are run by their armed forces, and the more generous of these sometimes retreat to the background when they think the civvies can take the blame for a bit. As I have gathered together the … Continue reading

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Where Nadine Dorries went wrong

Nadine Dorries MP, in her piece on ConservativeHome this morning on how the LibDems have wrecked the PCC elections makes a couple of good points. The role would indeed be more substantial if it included impact on sentencing and detention, … Continue reading

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‘Scrutiny’

Today I went to Lancashire County Council's annual Scrutiny session for Crime and Disorder. For the past two years I've had the chance to fire questions at the assembled partners, but I'm no longer on the committee, so had to … Continue reading

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