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Please Release Me?

Today, in the middle of a General Election, I’m going to leap to the defence of a member of the Labour party. Not just any old member of the Labour party either, but a Lancashire man the CPS have decided … Continue reading

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How the IPCC bungled the Grunshaw expenses investigation – Part 2

Last time, we considered the various faults in the first set of “no claims” the Independent Police Complaints Commission effectively invented in the case of Clive Grunshaw, Police and Crime Commissioner for Lancashire. Today we consider what they did wrong … Continue reading

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Why Shaun Wright must go.

Shaun Wright, Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire is having a busy day. Suddenly the rest of the world has woken up to the fact that organised child sexual exploitation was happening in South Yorkshire, and are looking for … Continue reading

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Operation Hotpot

In a break with tradition, Lancashire Constabulary has today announced the launch of its 'Rebranding Rebranding' programme, under which short meaningless titles for projects will be banned, and officers will be encouraged to use descriptions that don't have to be … Continue reading

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Operation Hotpot

In a break with tradition, Lancashire Constabulary has today announced the launch of its 'Rebranding Rebranding' programme, under which short meaningless titles for projects will be banned, and officers will be encouraged to use descriptions that don't have to be … Continue reading

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Comment re. IPCC investigation

A few things have come together in my mind today that I think I should share with you:- We are all learning to deal with a new world where concerns about Police and Crime Commissioners go through Police and Crime … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Bernard Rix – mostly re policing…:
An article by Andrew Gilligan in today’s Sunday Telegraph mentions Labour PCC candidates’ support by UNISON. It quotes the union’s Yorkshire and Humberside regional officer, Chris Jenkinson as saying: We are…

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Withdrawal Statement of Khan Juna

It is with great sadness that I have made the difficult decision to withdraw from the elections to be Thames Valley’s first Police and Crime Commissioner. I put my hat into the ring after much soul searching – and after … Continue reading

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Another One Bites The Dust

I must thank Russell Webster for the application of the above headline to the PCC election, originally as a hashtag – but it is oh-so-true. Another PCC wannabe has withdrawn from the race due to finding out they were disqualified … Continue reading

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Avon and Somerset – Expenses and Allowances

This is the start of the new TopOfTheCops initiative to collate expenses and allowances claims for candidates' previous experience of public office. To learn more or to give any general feedback on this initiative go to the 'Meet the Professionals' … Continue reading

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