Tag Archives: Police

Request for Cambridgeshire Police Board Meeting Papers Deemed Vexatious

Since November 2012, when Police Authorities were abolished and Police and Crime Commissioners introduced, I have been making regular Freedom of Information requests for the meeting papers of Cambridgeshire Police’s Force Executive Board. While the Police Authority was in existence information on proposed significant changes to policing would be pro-actively published online in Police Authority [...]

Responding to Cambridgeshire Police Plan to Issue TASER to Non-Firearms Officers

On the morning of Wednesday the 1st of May I went on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire with Paul Stainton to discuss Cambridgeshire Police’s roll out of TASER weapons to non-firearms officers including neighbourhood, traffic and response officers. Presenter Paul Stainton reported Cambridgeshire’s Chief Constable Simon Parr had been invited on the show but had declined saying [...]

Rewards for Anti-Social Behaviour in Cambridge

A meeting of Cambridge’s Community Safety Partnership held on the 30th of April 2013 decided to spend £5,000 on rewards for people, primarily teenagers, responsible for “anti-social behaviour” in the city. The rewards may include boat trips and trips to residential activity centres. One of the stated aims of the project is: Decrease in offending [...]

Cambs Police Announcement on TASER Deployment to Neighbourhood Officers Imminent

UK Police Officer Carrying a TASER Chief Inspector Neil Sloan of Cambridgeshire Police told a meeting of Cambridge’s Community Safety Partnership held on the 30th of April 2013 that a police announcement of the date from which neighbourhood officers will begin to be routinely armed with TASER weapons was “imminent”. Chief Inspector Sloan told the [...]

101 Now Answered Within Thirty Seconds Says Police and Crime Commissioner

There has been a longstanding problem with Cambridgeshire Police not answering non-emergency calls in a reasonable amount of time. During 2012 a wait of 45 minutes for a non-emergency call to be answered was reported with further waits of a similar time occurring when callers were then transferred to someone to take details. At Cambridge’s [...]

Draft Police and Crime Plan for Cambridgeshire Published

Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright has today (26 February 2013) published a draft of his Police and Crime Plan for comment. This is something I and others have been suggesting the commissioner ought do for some time, given he was elected without a detailed manifesto or significant electoral mandate. Had the commissioner been [...]

Police and Councils To Share Information on People Via Website

A meeting of Cambridge’s Community Safety Partnership on the 5th of February 2013 heard that many public bodies, including most notably the police, are considering massively expanding their use of web-based (but restricted access) databases for keeping track of people, addresses and for managing cases. The current and proposed subjects of these databases include offenders, [...]

Suggesting Police and Crime Commissioner Bright Lets Councillors Set Local Priorities

I spoke at Cambridge’s West / Central Area Committee on the 10th of January 2013 following a speech by Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright. While I didn’t manage to record myself while I was speaking I do have video of the Commissioner’s face while I was speaking which I have published along with [...]

Police and Crime Commissioner Bright Walks Out of West Central Area Committee Meeting During Policing Item

Cambridgeshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Graham Bright made an appearance at the Cambridge’s West Central Area Committee on the 10th of January 2013. Mr Bright made a speech and took some questions, but didn’t stay to observe councillors set the new local police priorities for the area or see them hold the police to account [...]