Article for POLICE Magazine

Written by TSF. Posted in Crime and Justice

It is often rightly said that policing is a job like no other, that officers go above and beyond to uphold law and order, and that British policing is the envy of the world, however it is unfortunate that the majority of police related stories in the press criticise rather than praise the police service.

Police Direct Entry

Written by TSF. Posted in Crime and Justice

Below you can find a quote I gave to 4Policing relating to the proposals to allow people to join the police service at Inspector level. Currently all police officers must start as a Constable and serve two years probation period. After which time they could apply for fast track promotion through a management course. 

MoJ Website Brought Down by Attackers

Written by TSF. Posted in Crime and Justice


The Ministry of Justice’s website was brought down for several hours according to the Government Department. It comes just months after the Defence Secretary, Philip Hammond revealed there were more than 400,000 cyber-attack attempts on government websites and computers.

Women in Politics, What Can Be Learnt from Thatcher’s Election?

Written by TSF. Posted in Politics


It was thirty-nine years ago today that the Conservative Party elected Margaret Thatcher to be its leader. Her election victory over Ted Heath meant she was the first and so far only female leader of any major political party in the UK, although Harriet Harman and Margaret Beckett acted as leaders of the Labour Party in 1994 and 2010, following the resignation of Gordon Brown and the death of John Smith.