Remembering PC Keith Palmer

Tuesday 21 March 2017 – Only those who knew him, knew him. Wednesday 22 March 2017 – Time froze for some, changed for others and stopped for the rest. PC Keith Palmer, a father, a husband, a brother and a colleague was atrocious murdered by a terrorist. By someone who did not hold the same […]

United we stand

As a community. A police service. Police family. A thin blue line, and a nation. We stand together, united. PC 4157U Keith Palmer was horrifically murdered on 22 March 2017 whilst he upheld values which are reflected in each duty carried out by each police officer. Tributes have been left for the officer, a family man, […]

Fallen Officer – 22/03/2017

He was just doing his job. Just doing his duty. Nobody joins the police to get rich. Nobody joins to be famous. But this still remains a job like no other. An officer today kissed his family goodbye, went to work, as did others around him. He put on his uniform to serve and protect the […]

The changing face of policing…

It is clear that the police service has to stay current; modern, with traditional values I would call it. With the change in century, so do crimes, and with it, the police service, its people and the way it functions. Traditionally, policing ran through families and remained that way, but in this day and age, […]

Leadership V Management

Leadership and management are two very different concepts. Let’s go back to basics with the definition: Leadership Noun The action of leading a group of people or an organisation, or the ability to do this. The state or position of being a leader The leaders of an organisation, country etc. Management Noun The process of […]

Assault Police

I came across a video on social media recently where an officer in the course of conducting his duties is assaulted by a person who observes the officer arresting a male. The original male makes a getaway whilst the second male who assaults the police officer for no apparent reason (other then to allow the […]

The start of the beginning…

As the thin blue line gets thinner, I join a police service at a time of austerity set with cut-backs and difficult times ahead. I, like others around me have a lot to say about how the cuts are affecting policing in England and Wales as well as other public sector jobs. However, we must […]