Sam Chapman - Editor, TopOfTheCops.com
OPINION: Sam Chapman, editor of PCC election website TopOfTheCops.com, gives his views on the IPCC investigation into the Lancashire PCC's expenses claims
Dr Ian Hesketh, Senior Policy Adviser, College of Policing
OPINION: Sara Thornton's recent speech on "re-imagining policing" referred to Public Value Theory. Ian Hesketh examines how the Public Value framework works.
Colin Sutton - Prospective PCC Candidate, Suffolk
OPINION: Ex-London murder DCI, now writer, pundit and hired investigator Colin Sutton argues that police foot patrols are "like using a Model T Ford on the M25" - a romantic curiosity, historically significant but totally unsuited to modern life
Nick Alatti - Policing Insight
EXCLUSIVE: Has the fact that you do not have a policing background been in any way a disadvantage in the role of PCC? In some ways I think it’s been a bit of an advantage. Any member of the public has a view on how policing is done and where priorities should be and I would […]
Nathan Constable - Blogger
OPINION: Serving police officer "Nathan Constable" provides his thoughts on NPCC Chair Sara Thornton's recent Police Foundation "re-imagining policing" speech, and identifies four burning platforms for change
Jon Collins - CEO, Restorative Justice Council
OPINION: Jon Collins, CEO of the Restorative Justice Council, examines challenges for those involved in delivering PCC-funded restorative justice services
Sandra Andrews - CoPaCC
OPINION: Sandra Andrews reflects on the impact of domestic abuse on the organisations responsible for its investigation.
EXCLUSIVE: Former milkman and police authority member Clive Grunshaw the PCC for Lancashire talks about helping ex-offenders and exclusively reveals whether he plans to seek re-election next year.
Laura Knight - Institute for Public Safety, Crime & Justice
OPINION: Laura Knight, Director of the Institute for Public Safety Crime and Justice, examines ways forward in the commissioning of victims' and witnesses' services
Elizabeth Crowhurst, The Police Foundation
OPINION: Elizabeth Crowhurst, a commentator on criminal justice reform, reflects on the College of Policing's recent report on policing leadership
Jacqui Hames - Policing Commentator and Broadcaster
OPINION: Policing commentator Jacqui Hames argues that policing should learn from the armed forces in their Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) support provision
OPINION: Former police officer and businessman Bill Longmore, PCC for West Mercia, talks about his deputy, sets out why he isn’t against force mergers, and explains some PCC wrinkles
Jim Mallen - Chairman, Bedfordshire Police Federation
OPINION: Bedfordshire Police Federation Chairman Jim Mallen's view of the Bedfordshire / Cambridgeshire / Hertfordshire control room merger
Lord Carlile - Chair, London Policing Ethics Panel
EXCLUSIVE: Lord Carlile, Chair of the London Policing Ethics Panel, exclusively writes for Policing Insight on the findings of the Panel's first "Police Encounters with the Public" report out today which covers routine and non-covert interactions.
Emma Williams - Policing Programme Director
OPINION: Emma Williams, supported by serving officers "Nathan Constable" and "Dedicated Peeler", ask for your participation in a crowdsourcing project in which police change programs are "re-imagined" as staffed by the federated ranks and equivalent staff grades.
Patricia Moberly - CSPL
OPINION: Patricia Moberly, a member of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, reflects on the Committee's recently published work examining policing integrity.
Gavin Thomas - PSAEW
OPINION: On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas, Vice President of the Police Superintendents' Association, reflects on a recent visit to the small town where more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims, mostly men and boys, were killed.
OPINION: Richard Rhodes, the Conservative PCC for Cumbria talks about the challenges facing a rural police force and why all merger plans must be resisted.
Matthew Ellis - PCC for Staffordshire
OPINION: Matthew Ellis contributes his views to the consultation on a new delivery model for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFARS) and argues that an integrated police and fire service should be considered.
Jon Harvey - Independent Advisor
OPINION: Jon Harvey provides his impressions from the launch last week of the report by the Committee on Standards in Public Life, on leadership, ethics and accountability in policing plus a personal response by Lord Bew the committee chairman, addressing the six key questions Jon raises.