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.
Piece on assaults on police officers and staff in today’s edition of The Times. You can alternatively read it by clicking here.
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.
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.