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4 March 2017

Dismissing the concerns of staff will not have a happy or safe ending

In the same week that HMIC raised a ‘red flag’ about the state of British policing, a 13-year veteran of Devon and Cornwall Police published her […]
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 […]
28 February 2017

Looking forward to the next Commissioner: Cressida Dick

With the Met’s bicentenary barely a decade away, the next Commissioner – announced recently as Cressida Dick –  will play a vital and hugely important role in […]
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, […]
26 October 2016

Leadership and policing in the age of the viral video

A week after IACP 2016 in San Diego, our Founding Director, Rory Geoghegan, reflects on some key ideas that emerged from four days of discussions and […]
12 October 2016

Real-world risk: Are policing leaders failing to take cybersecurity seriously?

Policing, at times, is all about risk. As the police service embarks upon a journey of digital transformation, it must not be blind to the real-world risks […]