Tag: Policing

  • 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, […]

  • Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner – Complaints

    UK Police shock a man in Nottingham with a TASER while he is lying on the ground surrounded by four officers. (More…) Police complaints ought be dealt with in a much more public manner. The substance of the complaint and details of how it was resolved need to be made public where this can be […]

  • Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner – Police and Crime Statistics

    In my view the number and severity of injuries caused by crimes and road incidents is a relatively solid statistic on which to assess police performance. If the number and severity of injuries related to for example pub and club drinking in a city centre is falling the police can be sure they’re having a […]

  • Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner – Cycling

    My bike locked up in Cambridge. A Police and Crime Commissioner for Cambridgeshire needs to ensure that the roads are safe for all users, particularly cyclists. A commissioner ought take a role in ensuring that new developments are cycle friendly and that our existing infrastructure is adapted to reflect the changes which accompany the expansion […]

  • Cambridgeshire Police and Crime Commissioner – A14

    The A14 Near Huntingdon The A14 is currently road on which far too many people are being killed and injured. Congestion and incidents result in travel times being inconsistent which has an impact on the region’s economy. A Police and Crime Commissioner should, along with the region’s other elected representatives, make it an urgent priority […]

  • 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 […]

  • Tackling Problems Caused by Street Drinkers in East Cambridge

    I observed Cambridge’s East Area Committee on Thursday the 2nd of August 2012. One of the key things raised, as usual for East Area Committee meetings, was crime, and other problems related to street drinkers in the area. The committee heard from two members of the public one of whom was Joanna Dean of Norfolk […]

  • Policing Wisbech – June 2012

    On Monday the 25th of June 2012 I visited Wisbech to observe the process of setting the local police priorities in action. Key Points More than one hundred and ten people completed a questionnaire on Wisbech’s policing during the course of the day. Local County, District, and Town councillors discussed the policing of the town […]

  • Cambridge Community Safety Partnership – May 2012

    On the first of May 2012 I attended a meeting of Cambridge’s Community Safety Partnership, held in the Guildhall. The meeting was rendered almost pointless by the absence of both elected councillors who should have been there, Cambridge City Council’s executive councillor for policing, Tim Bick (Liberal Democrat) and Police Authority representative and the partnership’s […]

  • Questioning The Executive Councillor for Policing at Cambridge City Council

    Cllr Tim Bick, Executive Councillor for Policing, Cambridge City Council. On the 19th of April 2012 I used the public speaking slot at a full meeting of Cambridge City Council to ask the executive councillor for policing, Tim Bick (Liberal Democrat, Market) what he had been doing in that role. I said I thought the […]