Tag: Law and Order

More Police Force Mergers?

By Mike Speakman, Policing  Spokesman 13th January 2020 There is a new initiative from the Police Chiefs Council to merge police forces. The last decades have seen an increasing centralisation of policing, geared more to satisfying central government objectives which often have little to do with real policing issues. I believe the government and civil…

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Impartial Policing

By Mike Speakman (Law & Order Spokesperson) 22nd August 2019 One of the themes drummed into me at basic police training was that it is imperative that the police do not take sides. Respect and trust for the police was seen as conditional on our fairness and impartiality. I soon experienced practical examples of this….

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