Analysis: CoPaCC Director and former chief officer Ian Wiggett examines the policing response to the Covid-19 and what the 'new normal' could look like for policing in the weeks to come.
Analysis: The police, public health and other public and private sector organisations are facing huge challenges as they tackle the Coronavirus, but how are they managed at a local level? CoPaCC Director Ian Wiggett examines the vital role of the UK's Local Resilience Forums in ensuring a coordinated response to an unprecedented situation.
Analysis: Last week's police funding settlement - the biggest increase in police funding for a decade - has been welcomed by many in the service. While the headline figures are impressive, former Assistant Chief Constable and now CoPaCC Director Ian Wiggett takes a closer look and finds some questions still need to be answered.
Analysis: The election is over, but aside from the promised 20,000 additional officers, what else can we expect from the new Government? Former Assistant Chief Constable and now CoPaCC Director Ian Wiggett examines what the next five years may hold for the police service.
General Election 2019: With less than two weeks to go to the General Election, CoPaCC Director and former Assistant Chief Constable of Greater Manchester Police Ian Wiggett finds the party manifestos promise much for policing and justice, but are short on detail.
OPINION: The number of rapes reported has soared but convictions are at an all-time low. Ian Wiggett highlights the challenges of a Crown Prosecution Service under pressure, growing demands of disclosure in a digital world and police forces struggling with demand and a shortage of resources.
OPINION: Dissatisfaction with Police ICT is back in the news after Greater Manchester Police officers and staff voiced concerns about a major new system rolled out by the force. Former Greater Manchester Police ACC Ian Wiggett examines the challenges inherent in implementing a new police ICT system revealing that, regardless of the system, the grass isn't necessarily greener in other forces.
analysis: With Prime Minister Theresa May's departure imminent, the Tory leadership candidates are now fighting over who's tougher on crime, which, according to one poll, has become the second greatest public concern. Ian Wiggett looks at the candidates' promises, the reality of funding allocation, and potential obstacles.
Analysis: The recent Extinction Rebellion demonstrations brought the policing of protests into sharp focus with officers' seemingly 'softly, softly' approach drawing both praise and criticism. Former Greater Manchester Police ACC Ian Wiggett argues the importance of knowing where to draw the line between engaging with protesters and 'stepping in'.
INSIGHT: There are 'just' 55 weeks to go before the next round of Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections, and it looks like many PCCs will not be recontesting their seats. So how might aspiring PCCs sensibly prepare for their election campaigns? Ian Wiggett provides a draft checklist...
Opinion: There has been a 40 per cent decline in intelligence analysts since 2010. Former GMP Assistant Chief Constable and now CoPaCC Director Ian Wiggett attended the National Intelligence Conference in Cardiff where he found local intelligence provision is coming under increasing pressure.
Analysis: Former GMP Assistant Chief Constable and now CoPaCC Director Ian Wiggett considers the thorny subject of improving productivity in policing and suggests that part of the answer may be ‘hidden in plain sight’
Analysis: Amid the headlines that cash-strapped forces are 'sitting on' £1.4bn in reserves and calls from the Police Minister to dip into these reserves to plug the pensions' gap, former GMP ACC and CoPaCC Director Ian Wiggett explains the picture surrounding forces' use of reserves is far more complicated.
OPINION: "Policing is in crisis" has often been said this year. But, in his recent budget, the Chancellor chose not to act. In his latest article, Policing Insight's regular columnist, former GMP ACC and CoPaCC Director Ian Wiggett, looks at the latest evidence of "crisis", and sets out his thoughts on what options policing might now pursue.
ANALYSIS: There are growing financial and operational pressures on policing. Senior figures are calling for a new vision, but as the president of the PSA said earlier this month, there is a void at the centre - and no prospect of a Royal Commission to provide answers. The service can, however, start preparing options now. The themes that come up time and again are structure, accountability frameworks, and workforce. What is the service’s own future vision for these?
INSIGHT: At this year's Police Superintendents Association annual conference, Association President Gavin Thomas painted a picture of a service struggling to stay afloat where even neighbourhood policing, the bedrock of policing, is 'largely broken'. Former GMP Assistant Chief Constable Ian Wiggett attended this year's conference where the view was too much has been asked of too little.