Here, as Rodgers and Hammerstein once wrote, are some of my favourite things.
Favourite Colour: Blue
Favourite Book: 1984, George Orwell.
Favourite Film: The Great Escape
Overall Favourite Quote:
“I am no Inspector Gadget”
Tim Godwin OBE QPM, Dep Commissioner, Met Police .
Favourite Quote about me:
“He is not an Inspector”
Nick Herbert, former Police Minister.
Favourite Ludicrous Quote:
“Let me make this clear, your mission is to cut crime, nothing more”
Theresa May, Home Secretary.
Favourite Policing Quote:
“Only merit, not gender, ethnicity or anything else should be criterion for advancement in policing”
Tom Winsor, HMIC.
Favourite Policing Facts:
We are unarmed
We lock up more criminals than any other European country
Our prisons are full
Crime has fallen each year for the last decade
A British police officer is assaulted every 20 minutes
We are accountable to five separate organisations
Abandoning the ‘Beat System’ was seen as ‘Police Reform’ at the time.
Favourite Song Lyrics:
The first four lines of ‘Knives Out’ by Radiohead.