Category Archive: Vince’s Posts

Interview with Vera Baird – Prospective Police and Crime Commissioner

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As OntheBeat have covered elsewhere, a big shake-up of policing is underway. Elected police and crime commissioners will take responsibility for policing priorities and budgets in all English and Welsh constabularies outside London.… Continue reading

Good Cop or Bad Cop? How should we assess the Police?

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Onthebeat101 presents a guest post from our colleague James Pearson who is currently producing a radio documentary on the impact of crime statistics on policing in the UK: This May for the first… Continue reading

Met PCSO oversubscription rising with unemployment rates

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This year the Met’s PCSO recruitment drive to fill 500 future positions attracted 3,700 applicants. It was to run until the summer, but had to be halted in early March due to the… Continue reading

PCSO News in Brief

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Onthebeat101’s pick of recent PCSO news: The Good A 62 year old Harwich, Essex PCSO is to take part in a 6 mile bike ride on 20 May to raise money for cancer… Continue reading

Met racism allegations: OntheBeat’s round-up

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Onthebeat101 takes a look at the allegations of racism that have engulfed the Metropolitan Police in recent weeks… It’s been almost a fortnight of allegations and responses. This comes as a shock to… Continue reading

Top Tips for Defending Against Dog Attacks

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Thousands of people have now seen this shocking footage of a dog attacking a group of police officers in Newham, east London. One officer suffered a broken arm, and armed police had to… Continue reading

Film interview with Assembly member on the Future of PCSOs

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On the Beat went to the impressive GLA building in London to interview Joanne McCartney, London Assembly Member for Enfield & Haringey. She told us why the PCSOs are integral to the community,… Continue reading

What are the Police for? Episode 2 – Review

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Mark Easton’s second instalment focused on the relationship between the police and the public. Popular approaches to policing range from that in the Sweeney and that in Dixon of Dock Green. Easton’s question… Continue reading

What are the Police for? – Review

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Onthebeat101 reviews the Radio4 feature on the future of the police force, which was perfectly timed to coincide with Home Secretary Theresa May’s announcement on remuneration on Monday. (Listen again here) What is… Continue reading

The Origins of Community Policing

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Picture: Flickr: cwwycoff1 The origins of community policing lie in research that took place in the USA from the late 1960s to the late 1970s, necessitated by the social upheaval of the time.… Continue reading