Tag: Crime

  • Police and Crime Commissioner Claims Responsibility for Getting Libyan Troops Sent Home

    A number of Libyan army personnel who were being trained at Bassingbourn barracks have been charged with sexual assaults, and rape, in nearby Cambridge. The matter was raised at Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Panel on the 5th of November 2014 by Cambridge City Council leader Cllr Lewis Herbert. Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright […]

  • Commissioner Bright Misses First Public Police Priority Setting Meeting Following Election

    A sign like this was outside Longstanton Golf Club however it was too dark to read it, never mind take a photo. On Tuesday the 20th of November 2012 I attended the Swavesey police priority setting meeting. As the first local police priority setting meeting since the election of Graham Bright as Cambridgeshire’s Police and […]

  • Neighbourhood Resolution Panels for Cambridge

    Book Cited By Cambridge City Council Justifying Foray Into Restorative Justice On Thursday the 15th of March councillors on Cambridge City Council’s Community Services Scrutiny Committee will discuss bringing a new form of restorative justice to Cambridge. Meetings called “Neighbourhood Resolution Panels” which would involve “offenders” discussing their actions with their victims in sessions chaired […]

  • Cambridge Community Safety Partnership December 2011

    I observed the Cambridge Community Safety Partnership meeting on the 14th of December 2011. Priorities On of the key roles of the Community Safety Partnership is set the city wide crime and policing priorities for the City of Cambridge. The group came under criticism last year for carrying out this key role in secret, via […]

  • Cambridge Community Safety Partnership December 2011

    The Cambridge Community Safety Partnership proposes the city wide policing priorities for the city which are then approved (or not) by a full meeting of Cambridge City Council. The group comprises representatives of the City Council, Police, County Council, NHS, and Magistrates. I have submitted the following public questions for their forthcoming meeting: During the […]

  • Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Strategy Group

    The inaugural meeting of the “Interim Community Safety Countywide Board” is to be held at Cambridgeshire County Council’s Shire Hall on the 24th of November 2011. This new board is intended to be central to the strategic oversight of policing and crime related matters in the county. Its members are made up of representatives from […]

  • On Julian Huppert on Drugs

    Cambridge MP Julian Huppert The Cambridge News is today reporting that Cambridge’s MP Julian Huppert has said: Drug users need help, not prison. My response to this is to agree that those addicted to drugs need to be given help; however I think we do need to punish, as well as help, those who commit […]

  • Only Human in Cambridgeshire Police Explains Restorative Justice Disposals Policy

    Cambridgeshire Police Information on Penalties At just after 17.00 on Thursday the 17th of November 2011 I got a phone call from Inspector Dominic Human of Cambridgeshire Police. Inspector Human is the lead officer for restorative justice in the force, he said he was calling because he understood I had some questions about restorative justice. […]

  • 222 Victoria Road Hostel

    Management of the 222 Victoria Road Hostel at the 12th October 2011 Triangle Meeting. On Wednesday the 12th of October 2011 I attended a “triangle” meeting between the management of the hostel at 222 Victoria Road, the police and local residents. Key points: There are 72 beds at the hostel. About 30 people have been […]

  • Liberal Democrats Adopt Policy of Closing Women’s Prisons

    Liberal Democrats Adopt Policy of Closing Women’s Prisons The Liberal Democrats have adopted a policy of closing all women’s prisons. Earlier today I watched a fantastic speech by a Liberal Democrat speaking at their conference saying the proposals were inequitable, and suggesting dropping them, but she overwhelmingly lost a vote on the matter. The Liberal […]