Welcome To My Blog!

Hello! – and welcome to my award-winning BLOG! It has been used over a million times in the four years since it began. This page will take you straight to the most commonly used features and you can read my LATEST POST as well as learning more about why I’ve become so interested in this relationship between policing, mental health and criminal justice –

My latest post concerns the repeated implication that the police should adopt the de-escalation techniques and training that occur in mental health professions.  The problem with that, of course, is that they’re not very effective: the training or the techniques!


The President’s Medal


College of Policing Newsletters

March 2015
April 2015

The new Code of Practice (2015) to the Mental Health Act 1983 for England

– The new Code came into effect on 01st April 2015
Summarised highlights for police officers
– Please read chapters 16, 17, 27 and 28.

A Temporary Reduction in Output!

I’m in the process of updating, tidying and re-indexing all 500+ posts on this blog.  As such, I’ll be writing less until this is complete.  I changed the ‘theme’ of the BLOG some months ago so this is well overdue and will ensure old posts don’t look odd!



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Here are the most used areas —

  • Quick Guides – a series of legal and practical summaries for operational police officers about the most important scenarios that emerge under the Mental Health and Capacity Acts.
  • Paramedic Series – posts written specifically for my colleagues in green about the various aspects of how these two 999 services interact with each other.
  • Main Index – a full index to all the posts I’ve written, categorised by the various issues within this Venn Diagram.

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