Tag Archives: Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner – Addiction

Seized Cannabis at Ely Police Station Open Day Individuals suffering from addiction are responsible for a significant amount of crime; those with problematic addictions impose substantial costs on society as a whole. I have been closely following the debate on our country’s policies on drug abuse which are the subject of a current inquiry by [...]

What Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Should Do

A Holistic View Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s Police and Crime Commissioner should provide strategic direction not just for the police, but for the work of the courts, prison and probation services, local councils and other bodies with an impact on policing, crime and justice matters in the area; including schools and health service providers. The creation [...]

Partisan Bickering on the A14 Prompts Me to Comment

The A14 Near Huntingdon Yesterday the Conservative Leader of Cambridgeshire County Council, Nick Clarke, launched an attack on Cambridge MP Julian Huppert in a blog post titled “Julian Huppert please, please do not foul up our plans for a bigger road” in which he claimed Huppert is: trying to influence department for transport ministers to [...]

Cambridgeshire County Council Independent Remuneration Panel Public Meeting

On the 27th of February 2012 I attended a public meeting called by Cambridgeshire County Council’s Independent Remuneration Panel and held in Cambridge. The panel is charged with recommending the level of expenses and allowances which councillors ought receive from the council. Councillors will ultimately decide their own expenses and allowances scheme at a full [...]

120 Non-Firearms Officers to be TASER Trained in Cambridgeshire

TASER armed officer in the UK Further details of Cambridgeshire Police’s plans to expand TASER deployment have been published. The Chief Constable intends to train one hundred and twenty non-firearms officers to use the weapons. That’s just over one in ten of the force’s 1011 constables. A paper from Cambridgeshire Police’s Chief Constable to Cambridgeshire [...]

Cambridgeshire Police Authority December 2011

I observed Cambridgeshire Police Authority’s full meeting on the 20th of December 2011. Riots The Deputy Chief Constable noted the two reports which have been published this week on the causes of the riots: The rules of engagement: A review of the August 2011 disorders – HMIC. Report-Policing Large Scale Disorder: lessons from the disturbances [...]

Cambridgeshire County Council Police Crime and Libraries Scrutiny December 2011

Committee Room Before Kick-Off Cambridgeshire County Council’s Safer and Stronger Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee met on Wednesday the 14th of December 2011. The chairman, Cllr Tierney, had invited me to join the committee as a co-optee as I have commented extensively on police and crime related matters, which formed the bulk of the agenda. [...]

Scrutiny of Operation Redesign

The Chief Constable’s December 2010 Report to Cambridgeshire Police Authority Introducing Operation Redesign. Two representatives of Cambridgeshire Police attended Cambridgeshire County Council’s Safer and Stronger Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Wednesday the 14th of December 2011 to make a presentation and take questions on Operation Redesign. Operation Redesign is Chief Constable Simon Parr’s approach [...]

Cambridgeshire County Council Urged to Spend More on Domestic Abuse

Cambridgeshire County Council’s Safer and Stronger Communities Overview and Scrutiny Committee on Wednesday the 14th of December 2011 recommended that Cambridgeshire County Council’s cabinet ought expand the resources devoted to addressing domestic abuse within the council’s Community Engagement Directorate. The committee heard, for the first time, that Domestic Violence support is currently limited to those [...]