Its in – its done and I am now waiting for Emma to read it and give me feedback. Except she is on holiday! This is my fault of course as I should have submitted it on the 24th March but a series of life-events has had to take priority these last few weeks.
I am talking about my literature review. The first piece of academic work I have ever written and the first formal “essay” I have written since 1992. Read More…
Sky News ran with a Story today which said that 20% of police demand involves dealing with people with mental health issues. This strikes me as being a conservative estimate and I have heard figures as high as 40% in some places but, anyway, it just goes to show that even if crime is falling the claim that demand on police is falling too is questionable to say the least.
In these austere times just think what could be done if the police service numbers went back up to pre-2010 numbers or a fifth of capacity was suddenly released for police to spend doing something else.
It’s been quite a while since I wrote anything blog-wise, let alone anything on the subject of mental health and policing. That is not to say that I haven’t been watching closely what has been developing though I haven’t been as close to it as perhaps I once was.
I have also spent 4 months away from the front line of policing whilst doing some project work for the force I work for. I returned to my usual role as a response team inspector last month. Read More…
Ahead of the forthcoming #MHPolChat (8:30pm on Monday 14th October 2014) I wanted to re-consider the topic of “Crisis Management” and open up some lines of possible discussion for the chat itself.
One dictionary definition of the term “crisis” is as follows
1. A time of intense difficulty, trouble or danger
2. A time when a difficult or important decision must be made Read More…