Opinions

Launching Thames Valley Talks

This month I have launched my own podcasts series. Conversations with interesting people about local and national issues affecting policing and politics across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.

Police & Crime Bulletin July 2020

Three men convicted of the manslaughter of PC Andrew Harper

Today three men, Henry Long, aged 19, Albert Bowers and Jessie Cole, both aged 18, have been convicted of the manslaughter of PC Andrew Harper.

Police & Crime Bulletin March 2020

Update on the response to coronavirus

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Reporting back...

To mark exactly 100 days until the Police & Crime Commissioner elections in Thames Valley I am publishing my latest report, keeping you informed of the work being done to keep you and your family safe.

Police & Crime Bulletin for January 2020

PCC bids for 280 more tasers for Thames Valley Officers

The Police and Crime Commissioner for the Thames Valley is set to bid for hundreds of tasers as part of a new fund set up by the Home Office.

Police & Crime Bulletin for December 2019

Op Holly launched across Thames Valley

Dangerous drink and drug drivers are being targeted by Thames Valley Police during the seasonal Op Holly Christmas campaign in a bid to reduce drug and alcohol related traffic collisions and to protect other road users.

The importance of strong local policing

Neighbourhood policing is the bedrock of law enforcement in the UK. New and emerging threats such as terrorism and high-tech crime have created specialism which are vital to protect the public in the modern world.

Tackling Domestic Abuse should be a priority for the next Government

In an interview last week, retired Chief Superintendent John Sutherland said that domestic abuse is the “single greatest harm in society”. He added, it’s a “disease of pandemic proportions”. These hard-hitting words are borne out of many years’ exposure to tragic cases on the frontline. 

Police & Crime Bulletin for November 2019

100 arrests, £65,000 in cash seized and £17,000 worth of drugs taken off the streets

A week of action to target “County Lines” drug dealing has seen significant results with 100 people arrested, as well as significant cash and drugs seizures, as part of Operation Stronghold.