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We invited Sir Ian Blair’s Pet to summarise the latest view on Policing
Heres what he had to say . . .
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The Pay & Negotiating Board have been told by Home Secretary Theresa May that the debating will be completed by Tuesday 26th July 2011. We have until then to impress upon Government how the 20% Cuts and 3 Reports, WINSOR, HUTTON & NEYROUD will affect OUR Police Service & in turn OUR Communities.
What can YOU do to help?
Visit YOUR MP and tell him / her how the changes will affect YOU and YOUR community. If you are unsure how YOUR Police Service will be affected take a read of our articles. Ask for them to sign the Early Day Motion for a Royal Commission into Policing.
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A ROYAL COMMISSION?
This is why!
YOUR Police Service is at RISK which means YOUR safety
20% Cuts and 3 reports are in wide circulation
WINSOR, HUTTON & NEYROUD they all seek to change the structure of todays Police Service but at what cost to YOU?
Policing organisations: ACPO The Association of Chief Police Officers, APA Association of Police Authorities, NPIA National Policing Improvement Agency, The UK Government and these 3 report writers have had little or no consultation with YOU the General Public over this restructure.
A Royal Commission will rectify this YOU will have a say and create stability and security for the future.
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Police related organisations now have so many fingers in the pie of reform that they are losing sight of the very people they are working for – The general Public!
3 major reports (Winsor Hutton and Neyroud); Chief Chris Sims article; The Association of Police Authorities, National Policing Improvement Agency, Association of Chief Police Officers and then Government.
Chasing their tales but now entering the Police Negotiating Board stage are the Police Federation representing 140,000 rank & file Officers.
Not entering the debate are other Criminal Justice organisations such as the Crown Prosecution Service and the Judiciary?
But, and you know what’s coming here, where are the public bodies in all of these debates? The victims?
It’s astonishing that major decisions which will affect service delivery and the Office of Constable are being debated without public consultation.
The Police Service cannot allow their guard to be broken. So much is at stake. Europe is set to go into meltdown with an ever limited bail out system of finance. This will eventually allow the likes of crime gangs to move in on the vulnerable Countries. Could the UK be one such Country?
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Winsor Hutton Neyroud
Three reports published in as many weeks, Winsor on Policing Cuts, Hutton on Policing Pensions and Neyroud on Efficiency and Training.
So where does that leave rank & file police officers, the Office of Constable and more importantly our communities?
Winsor without doubt will cut the front line service of policing in the UK. 20% cut in any budget is huge but for the Police Service, who Labour had started to enforce cuts on at the end of their term its a bigger problem. Police Services in England Wales and Northern Ireland had started to collaborate and make savings on such facilities as admin, vehicle purchase and cuts in police staff. So when the Coalition took power and made further cuts the Police Service was already beginning to wind down procurement. Winsor will make this process worse forcing a complete new structure within the service at a time when restructure had started for some. Hutton looks at increasing Pension subscriptions to an organisation that already pays 11% of their pay into the pot, one of the highest in public service! Now this week Neyroud who promises to professionalise the service with a ‘Stay and Pay’ routine!
What about the Public? Where is their say in all of this? Well colleagues it’s time for honesty I’m afraid our senior management teams left them out in the cold years ago. Under the cloudy world of national recording systems, the fog of statistics and ‘detections’ there was then little room for sunny honesty!
For far too long our communities, the public we serve have had an expectation our senior management teams have failed to recognise and respond too. They have been too interested in pleasing their masters in Government and obtaining their own gains.
You may cringe at this next statement but these reports I’m afraid do not go far enough in modernising the Police Service for the future. Nor do they protect the Office of Constable or provide an adequate service to our communities.
Society has to be mobilised and made aware just what these 3 reports mean to them whether a member of the public, a police officer or politician there has to be wider understanding. The Association of Chief Police Officers official response to the Neyroud report stated “Raising the status of policing to that of a profession will represent a step change”
So, what will happen now? We will see months if not years of legal ramblings on what’s accepted and what’s not accepted within these three reports of proposals. What will the Pay and Negotiating Board do for rank and file? Well at the end of the day the Home Secretary has the final say? What will the Police Federation do? Well they will be guided as always to remain within the law using evidence based argument and put pressure on Government to repeal their proposals. What will rank and file officers do? Well if the past few weeks are anything to go by there will be those that will and those that won’t do anything?
Most importantly what will our communities, our general public, what will they do?
If none of us do anything one thing is for sure and that is we will end up with a state run Police Service!
ACPO recognises that there will be a ‘Step Change’, our public have no faith in our service due to the mismanagement by senior management teams over statistics and detections, the Association of Police Authorities are crumbling to make way for Policing Panels and a Commissioner. Add to this Winsors changes to Pay and Conditions and Huttons changes to Police Pensions we have a formidable change to the Service.
It is therefore time a Royal Commission reviewed the Police Service properly. The Public, our communities do not wish for crime to rise or see an unsettled crime fighting organisation constantly changed and reviewed every year for the next decade. Our Police Officers and colleagues do not wish for a decade of regular change without consistency in pay and conditions.
A Royal Commission on Policing will set the scene for the future once and for all and lead us into the future with security, commitment, reliance and most importantly trust!
What can you do?
Start by signing our petition for a Royal Commission here
Visit YOUR local MP and impress upon them that YOU want a Police Service YOU can rely on!
Most importantly GET INVOLVED. If you are a member of the public start asking those difficult questions! If you are a rank and file Police Officer speak with your Police Federation Reps.
DO NOT LET YOUR POLICE SERVICE GO . . . .