Consultancy culture

December 16, 2009 4:50 pm

As reported in The Times today, Peter Neyroud, chief executive of the NPIA, has been speaking out against excessive use of consultants in the Home Office. In the two years that the NPIA has been operating, Neyroud has reduced expenditure […]

Witness Protection – Mexican protection in turmoil

December 7, 2009 1:10 pm

The importance of effective controls over witness protection programmes has been highlighted recently by the killings of two police confidential informants in Mexico city in the space of just two weeks. As reported by Associated Press, Edgar Bayardo was shot […]

Reducing costs, improving efficiency

December 7, 2009 12:59 pm

The last week has emphasised the need for police forces to reduce costs and increase efficiency whilst maintaining the high levels of service which they already provide. Jan Berry’s report, “Reducing Bureaucracy in Policing – Full Report November 2009” has […]

The ripples of the Hoffman case continue

December 4, 2009 4:34 pm

A year and a half after the tragic killing of Rachel Hoffman in Florida, the case continues to remain in the spotlight. Deneilo Bradshaw, who is one of the two men accused of the killing, is due to go on […]