ANALYSIS: The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has published its Interim Report which has implications for policing including a recommendation for officers to have considerable experience in investigating child sexual abuse before moving into senior roles. Policing Insight reports.
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Policing is a service that should be held to the highest standards, but constant attacks from the media and politicians reflect a shallow understanding of the job. Ashley Kilgallon, a doctoral researcher at the University of Leeds, warns that such simplistic critiques are legitimising the destruction of a public service.
As London suffers an epidemic of knife crime, and more officers break under the strain, the government narrative still appears to be unrelentingly negative. Former Chief Superintendent John Sutherland warns that it is time to confront this, and to talk realistically about what we want from police and policing.