Category Archives: Tactics

Use of Force – Decision Making

I recently read the excellent blog by Sir Robert Peel on Police Use of Taser which considers decision making and conflict management through the National Decision Making Model (NDM). This links nicely to my own recent blog Use of Force, … Continue reading

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Use of Force

My friend, @MentalHealthCop, recently shared a newspaper controversy regarding the hand-cuffing of an elderly dementia patient and blogged on this ‘Sectioning the Elderly‘. A couple of years ago, colleagues of mine suffered serious injuries when a 98 year old man … Continue reading

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Social Media – I don’t get it

During a recent demonstration by the EDL in Birmingham, West Midlands Police put out a couple of tweets aimed at countering misapprehension and rumour that was spreading, preventing a tipping point potentially leading to violent disorder. This contrasted sharply with … Continue reading

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Negotiation and Protest

As a young police officer, I was once told that the most effective weapon a police officer has is their tongue and when it comes to policing protest early and effective dialogue has proven to be an effective method of … Continue reading

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