The Centre for Public Safety

2 March 2017

Prison is the only thing that stops the persistent and the dangerous

Burglars, perhaps more than any other group, demonstrate that prison is the only thing that will stop the persistent and dangerous in their tracks. We consider the case […]
24 February 2017

Safety for All: The Battle of Watertown with Sgt Jeff Pugliese

Our inaugural Safety for All podcast features Sgt Jeff Pugliese, of the Watertown Police Department, reflecting on the ‘Battle of Watertown’ that followed the Boston Marathon […]
25 January 2017

The George Medal: Fitting recognition for a courageous firearms officer

The point is regularly made that British policing relies upon officers being “unarmed” and “policing by consent”. The events of one Friday night in north London yet […]
10 January 2017

The Next Commissioner: What might have been and what is to come

The deadline for applications is closed. We are a step closer to a new Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, but interested members of the public, like […]
23 December 2016

Merry Christmas and the Year in Review

As 2016 draws to a close, it’s our pleasure to wish you a safe and Merry Christmas. We also wanted to thank you for your support, […]
21 September 2016

Dachau: the terror of a society that fails to ensure public safety for all

The Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site, just 10 miles from the centre of Munich, stands, like the Holocaust, as a sobering and terrifying reminder of the […]
9 September 2016

Why waiting for all the facts in police shootings matters

One of the biggest challenges facing police officers and their leaders in the UK, Europe and North America is a rush to judgement from some in the media […]
31 August 2016

Book Review: The Crime Fighter

Jack Maple’s collaboration with Chris Mitchell, entitled ‘The Crime Fighter’, is perhaps the most successful attempt yet to combine a story of crime reduction and innovation […]