Open letter to North Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan

Dear Julia We have met twice over the past two years and conducted discussions amicably on topics connected with your role as Police and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire and the City of York. Particularly, related to the oversight of the Chief Constable that forms one of the three core strands of responsibility of aContinue reading “Open letter to North Yorkshire Police & Crime Commissioner, Julia Mulligan”

And then there were two……

The long-running Operation Hyson saga is finally set to reach its conclusion on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th July, 2016 at Leeds County Court. Hyson is the codename given to a wide ranging NorthYorkshire Police-funded civil harassment claim that originally involved nine claimants against three defendants. The documents produced for the first hearing, in FebruaryContinue reading “And then there were two……”

‘Are we all equal under the law, Dave?’

In June 2013, when David Graham Jones took charge of North Yorkshire Police for the first time, he probably thought that he had ‘landed on his feet’ as we say oop t’North. A rambling, old country hall as HQ, miles from anywhere, it truly is far from the madding crowd lfordPolicing the genteel and largelyContinue reading “‘Are we all equal under the law, Dave?’”

Letter to North Yorks Enquirer

Sir The Hillsborough inquests verdict is the biggest story around at present with the conduct of South Yorkshire Police exposed as appalling beyond comprehension. It has ended the career of my long term adversary, David Crompton, and he deserves every ounce of opprobrium and contempt that will come his way. I hope some of myContinue reading “Letter to North Yorks Enquirer”

The Code of Ethics Confidence Trick

The College of Policing‘s Code of Ethics has often been described via my Twitter feed (@Neil_Wilby) as an Emperor’s New Clothes fairy tale, straight from the Hans Christian Andersen portfolio. It is a joke, a confidence trick, a scam or any other similar name you would like to call it. The only function for the ethics code, thatContinue reading “The Code of Ethics Confidence Trick”