Welcome to my award-winning BLOG on policing, mental health and criminal justice –
I’ve run this site for the last ten years and it’s been used way more than two and half million times around the world. Perhaps more importantly, it got me a job working full-time on the issues I’ve written about and a chance to influence the laws, policies and policing across the United Kingdom and the chance to work abroad, representing the UK to other countries – how exciting is that?!
I’m now working again as a 24/7 operational police officer and this website is not often updated. I’m back doing what I joined to do and exposed to the reality of this work in practice and may post from time to time.
It strikes me that whilst there is still a lot more to do, there is little more to say so I decided to stop … more or less.
Click here to learn how to navigate the site, including its most useful operational resources; and click here for my final word on this stuff —
- It covers my own reflections on fifteen years of work, study and effort to understand the interface of policing, mental health and criminal justice. It explains why I’ve mothballed my use of social media and decided to spend my time and career focussing on other things.
The very best of luck if you’re a police officer or member of the public trying to navigate the interface of policing, mental health and criminal justice. It could hardly be more complex and impenetrable.
And the police can’t fix this for us.
I try to keep this blog up to date but inevitably, over time, amendments to the law as well as court rulings and other findings from inquests and complaints processes mean it is difficult to ensure all the articles and pages remain absolutely accurate and current.
In particular, please ensure you check all legal issues and take appropriate advice where necessary. This blog is not official anything – it’s just my own stuff and I feel like I’ve been making it up as I go along!
Government legislation website – www.legislation.gov.uk
All opinions expressed are my own – they do not represent the views of any organisation.
(c) Michael Brown OBE, 2022