Blogs from Police &   
 other Emergency Service Workers
Blogs
Shop
Rankings
Contact
       
Police
Fire
Ambulance
Military


Police: JUDGES MUST SPEAK NOW

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace
The article in today`s Times, headlined above, was ostensibly about the failings of management of the Crown Prosecution Service but within that article (behind the paper`s paywall) was the following comment from the crown court  judge HH Anthony Morris, "Are we to intervene to prevent miscarriages of justice.......and run the risk of appearing to support the prosecution, or are we to remain silent and allow possible miscarriages of justice to occur?".  I would posit that the judge`s very wise remarks apply equally or even more so to proceedings in the magistrates` courts. 

In 2015 I posted twice on the topic of the inquisitorial role of magistrates; in September and November. Two years on and I feel that the questions or perhaps the problems are more acute and that serious consideration must be given at the highest level to possible changes in the training of magistrates to ensure that justice is done and seen to be done.  My reasoning is based firstly upon a  fact that is virtually common knowledge amongst court...

This police blog continues, Read More...


Fire: Stay safely dressed this Halloween

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Halloween costume safety release


Fire: Firefighters speak out about attacks in video released as part of autumn safety campaign

Written by RSS Poster News

You can view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q66tv6_qcLY&feature=youtu.be

FIREFIGHTERS have spoken out about the impact of having stones and bricks thrown at them when responding to incidents. 

As part of its autumn safety campaign and following a recent spate of firefighter attacks, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS) has released a video featuring personal experiences of two firefighters who have been targeted while protecting the community. 

In the video released today (Thursday, October 19, 2017), firefighters talk about the impact of these incidents, which potentially put people’s lives at risk.

Crew Manager Pete Wilmot said: “When you get attacked it’s frustrating. We’re only there to put fires out so people don’t get hurt, we’re just normal people that want to go home to our families.

“It is becoming more common and it does make my crew quite angry. It’s upsetting sometimes.”

The video has been launched as part of...

This fire blog continues, Read More...



Police: Investment fraud victims report losing more than £59m to 'Binary Options'

Written by RSS Poster ActionFraud's blog
  • Total of 2,065 people have reported being a victim of Binary Options fraud to Action Fraud since 2012.
  • Victims have reported to have lost almost £60 million.
  • The average person loses £22,811.

Our reports show that Binary Options fraud appears to be a growing problem. In just the first half of 2017, 697 people reported to have lost over £18 million. 

Operation Broadway, a London-wide intelligence-led drive to uncover and disrupt suspected ‘boiler room’ investment frauds operating out of of the capital, was launched in 2014 by the City of London Police, City of London Corporation Trading Standards, Metropolitan Police, National Trading Standards ‘Scambusters’ Team, HMRC and the Financial Conduct Authority.

Those who fall victim to Binary Options fraud lose an average loss of £22,000.

Protect yourself from investment fraud cold calls

Protect yourself against Binary Options fraud



Police: POLICE MISCONDUCT:NEW GUIDANCE

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace
Investigations into police misconduct, especially where a death has resulted, do not have a great deal of public confidence. This is largely owing to the rules set by the police themselves and the lack of transparency in proceedings. Better late than never the successor to the discredited ACPO, the College of Policing, has come up with new guidelines on the subject of disciplinary hearings. This is a link.


Police: Womankind

Written by RSS Poster policecommander

Where on earth to begin?

I’m not going to waste your time with some clumsy attempt to set out my feminist credentials but – in a world of pussy-grabbing presidents and molesting movie moguls – I do want to put on record the fact that I’m troubled by the way in which we (men, mostly) treat and regard women.

Really, deeply troubled.

I speak as a husband, a dad, a man. I speak as a police officer.

And this is what I see.

Sexual Offences

According to the Office of National Statistics, in the year to March 2017, the police in England & Wales recorded more than 41,000 allegations of rape. We also recorded nearly 80,000 ‘other’ sexual offences. Numbers rise and numbers fall, but the sheer volume is staggering. And the overwhelming majority of victims are women and girls.

My sense of horror is compounded by the knowledge that sexual offences remain significantly under-reported; that the real numbers will be higher still.

How the hell did it come to this? How did we, as a supposedly civilised society, manage to stand by and let it...

This police blog continues, Read More...



Fire: MFRS and Merseyside Police burn live cannabis farm to warn of dangers

Written by RSS Poster Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News
Merseyside Police burn live cannabis farm to warn of dangers


Police: PUBLIC OPINION DRIVES LIFE SENTENCES

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace
Ten years ago the daughter of one of my best friends was killed on the M6 by a previously convicted drunk driver who was driving drunk, disqualified and using a mobile phone. The offender was jailed for the maximum at the time of seven years.  Not long afterwards  the maximum for causing death by dangerous driving was increased to fourteen years custody.  The government now proposes to increase the maximum to life imprisonment. According to the government press release this change is "part of government action to make roads safer for all and stop devastation caused by dangerous drivers and cyclists."  It will do no such thing but it will certainly satisfy the families and friends of the victims. Some might conclude that it will satisfy the taste for revenge for those affected by the loss of their loved ones. But is that the way we wish to see the law progressing?  The guilty parties of this and similar offences by their very behaviour will not be deterred. They will not reduce eg their speed on a country...

This police blog continues, Read More...


Police: WITCH BURNING 2017 STYLE

Written by RSS Poster The Justice of the Peace
Last Tuesday October 10th I illustrated that day`s post with a cartoon of a witch burning. Indeed the last event of witch burning in these islands was that of  Janet Horne in 1722.  One might have thought that our judicial system has progressed since those days of the first Jacobite rebellion when the politics of the era pitted a Protestant Establishment against a Catholic insurgency. One would have been wrong. The last trial for witchcraft under  the Witchcraft Act of 1735 took place as recently as 1944. Yet the practice might be said to be continuing.  Indeed it could be argued that it never went away. Of course the law has changed but the attitudes and reactions against those who offend society`s norms are as hypocritical and wafer thin as ever.  Those who dare to criticise the basis of global warning rarely are able to present their point of view before a learned or even a lay public without their being ridiculed even although parts if not the entirety of their argument might harbour some elements of doubt.  So...

This police blog continues, Read More...


Fire: Emergency Services join forces to launch Bonfire Campaign

Written by RSS Poster Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue
Emergency services across Northumberland and Tyne and Wear are joining forces in the hope that this year's Bonfire period is one of the safest on record. Northumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner; Northumbria Police; Northumberland Fire and Rescue Service and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service are all committed to doing what they can to make sure that the coming Diwali, Halloween and Bonfire season is a safe and happy one for everyone – and that includes their own staff. This year, the services are uniting behind the use of the TWFRS' Ryan's Regret film, which featured the real-life story of a young man from Washington, who by playing with fireworks in his bedroom, received significant injuries to his hand. It's a graphic and shocking account, which has provided real impact especially during the fire services' school visits, in conjunction with Northumbria Police. Dame Vera Baird QC Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner commented: "This is a busy time for our emergency...

This fire blog continues, Read More...



Blog List

Crime and Justice - UK Crime News (5431)
Surrey Constabulary Blog (4582)
Tony McNally (2896)
Rogue Gunner (1466)
Fire Brigades Union (1264)
The Justice of the Peace (1025)
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (806)
UK Forces Afghanistan (750)
News (736)
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue (607)
Shijuro is not georgedixon's Blog (562)
200 Weeks (561)
Crime and Justice – UK Crime News (533)
RetiredAndAngry (520)
Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service - Latest News (430)
A Just Future: Fair for All (401)
Allcoppedout's Blog (394)
The Magistrates' Blog (388)
The Official British Army Blog (367)
POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG (366)
Leominster Fire Station (323)
Daly History Blog (311)
Norfolk Fire Service (272)
MentalHealthCop (262)
Hogdayafternoon (255)
Crime & Justice - UK Crime News (248)
Mental Health Cop (241)
InsomniacMedic (219)
The Thinking Policeman: A Police Officer's Blog (208)
Trying My Patients (193)
Trauma Queen (178)
MinimumCover - The Police Officer Blog (170)
Crimestoppers (163)
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service - News (162)
Street Watch: Notes of a Paramedic (158)
Old Plod (154)
ActionFraud's blog (147)
Tales from the Metropolis (139)
LONDON FIRE JOURNAL (138)
Dave B (138)
Garth Marenghi (126)
Shijuro (nearer Go-juro though...) is not georgedixon's Blog (123)
The Thin Blue Line (117)
PC Bloggs - a Twenty-first Century Police Officer (116)
Constable Chaos - UK Police Blog (116)
PC Richard Stanley (113)
PlumisAutomist (110)
World Weary Detective (109)
Kids Firefighter Blog (103)
inspguilfoyle (101)
Medic Scribe » Medic Scribe (96)
Xf (92)
Shijuro (nearer Go-juro though...) is not georgedixon's relatively honest Blog (91)
Rafairman's Blog (86)
Minimedic's Blog (71)
Out of battle (69)
windsorfirestation.co.uk (66)
(66)
James Patrick (63)
Justice and Chaos (63)
Noddy (61)
A Life In The Day Of A Basics Doc (57)
A Special Blog (57)
policecommander (55)
Highlands & Islands Fire & Rescue News (53)
Response Plod (52)
StorytellERdoc (50)
Brian Kellett (dot) Net (49)
Hampshire Fire & Rescue News (49)
Chiefs Blog (48)
The Blue Light Run (46)
Medic ScribeMedic Scribe (46)
Leominster Fire Station (Stn 52) (45)
CC Dave Thompson (45)
The Police Debating Directive (41)
Medic Scribe (41)
Matt Delito (40)
DCC Dave Thompson (40)
ListMessenger News and Updates (40)
Spamford Police (37)
Alerter - the firefighters blog (36)
Newsletter RSS Feed (36)
InspJulietBravo (34)
McNoddy (33)
Joe90 (31)
Area Trace No Search (27)
Policeconomics (27)
Brutal Police Blog (26)
Jerome Mowat (26)
The Sleeping Policeman: A Former Police Officer's Blog (26)
Bystander (26)
TopOfTheCops.com (25)
Disgruntled (25)
Catemoore's Blog (25)
Old Plod of Plympton (25)
Anonymous (25)
Mack (24)
thestation-sergeants-blog (22)
PC Bobby McPeel (20)
Emergency Egg (19)
WHICHENDBITES (18)
Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service (18)
BrianKellett.net (18)
Political Police (17)
ambcontrol999 (17)
Essex Police (16)
MinimumCover (16)
manyvoices Blog (16)
Policing in Dudley (14)
Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance (14)
South Coventry Police News & A Bit More (12)
Anti Winsor Network (12)
response sarge (12)
SConTutor's Blog (12)
(12)
CopShopUK Blog (12)
Purpleplus (11)
Performance and Strategy (11)
Minimedic's Musings (11)
Regie (11)
Constable Chaos – UK Police Blog (11)
Dysfunctionalcop's Blog (10)
A Copper's Special Blog (10)
Superintendent Mark Payne (10)
Shijuro (nearer Go-juro though...)is not georgedixon's Blog (10)
The Peel Blog (10)
Shijuro (nearer Go-juro though…) is not georgedixon's relatively honest Blog (10)
NursaMedic (10)
Random Cop (8)
Met Training Officer (8)
Not the Daily Mail (8)
The Adventures of Policeboy (7)
Random Acts Of Reality (6)
(6)
ListMessenger.net (6)
Jasper The Dummy (5)
Insp Winter (5)
Emergency Shorts (5)
Spanish Country Homes (5)
Panda Talk (3)
policeaircrew (3)
(3)
RoryGeo on Crime and Justice (1)
Emergency Services Show (1)

About

Emergency Shorts:
Blogs and short stories from those who look after everybody else. Police, Ambulance, Paramedics, Fire Fighters and Military Soldiers, they work tirelessly to help and protect us.

If you're an emergency service worker, start posting your stories and thoughts- don't worry you can post under a pseudonym if you like.

If you want your blog to be included on Emergency Shorts and we'll add it to the list.