Tag Archive: police

21st Century Policing Procurement

October 11, 2010 10:01 am

It is interesting that the second phase of the UK Government’s consultation process around 21st Century Policing moves on to the subject of procurement. Following Phillip Green’s articles in the paper this morning reporting the significant waste in public sector […]

Jim Kouri on confidential informants

August 27, 2010 2:40 pm

Just found an excellent article by Jim Kouri, VP of the National Association of Chiefs of Police in the US, which looks at some of the reasons why it is necessary to use confidential informants in the fight against crime. Well […]

$200m worth of drugs seized in California drug raid

August 27, 2010 1:30 pm

460 pounds (208kg) of crystal meth, 19 gallons (86 litres) of meth solution, 15 pounds (7kg) of cocaine, $35k cash and 2 handguns and 7 suspected Mexican drug dealers comprise the impressive haul that Sacramento County Sheriff’s drugs task forces (Cal-MMET, HIDTA, and ADACAET) made on […]

The rising cost of informants

August 3, 2010 4:34 pm

The Metropolitan Police paid Covert Human Intelligence Sources £1.9m in 2009/10, a small rise from the the £1.86m figure that was paid out in the previous year. The Independent also reported that a further £176k was spent on travel, accommodation […]

South Africa’s former police chief sentenced

August 3, 2010 4:24 pm

The Guardian reports today that Jackie Selebi, former chief of the South Africa Police Service and president of Interpol, has been given a 15 year jail sentence for corruption. The corruption charges relate to Selebi accepting bribes worth over £100,000 […]

The Shape of Policing

July 20, 2010 10:14 am

The Chief Inspector of Constabulary this morning has published a report detailing what everyone else has been thinking these past weeks. The fact of the matter is that anything over a 12% cut in police funding cannot be achieved without […]

Crime at lowest level for 29 years: but for how long?

July 15, 2010 3:23 pm

The latest British Crime Survey reveals that crime in England and Wales is at its lowest levels since 1981; but how long can this downward trend in crime last with talk of ‘budget cuts threatening 60,000 police jobs’? According to former Gloucestershire Chief Constable […]

Police corruption leads to dismissal of 200 criminal cases

July 5, 2010 1:56 pm

As reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer on 30th June, a second suspected officer has pleases guilty to corruption charges which involved planting drugs on suspects, making flase arrests and lying on police reports over a period of over two years between […]