I’ve written a few things on current policing challenges recently, partly with a view to supporting and influencing the Home Affairs Select Committee’s current enquiry into policing:
- A plea for HMIC and others to clarify which types of ‘rationing’ in policing are acceptable and which are unacceptable
- A call for more focus and co-ordination of efforts to tackle cyber-crime and cyber-enabled crime
Yesterday, I gave evidence to the Committee – teaming up with Rick Muir (Police Foundation Director), Blair Gibbs (former political advisor to Michael Gove and to the Mayor’s Office of Crime and Policing), and Katie Barrow-Grint (a high flying Chief Inspector from Thames Valley Police) for an introductory session on the current state of play in policing. It was an interesting session – though it’s a huge enquiry topic meaning there was more breadth than depth.
The video below includes both this session (starting at 16:20) and the preceding session on crime patterns with Gloria Laycock (UCL), Tim Newburn (LSE) and Andromachi Tseloni (Nottingham Trent)