Nick Alatti - Policing Insight
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.
OPINION: Former Conservative MP and successful businessman Sir Graham Bright talks about putting victims first and changing the culture of policing.
Simon Guilfoyle - Police Inspector, lecturer and advisor
OPINION: The debate on moving away from a police performance target culture continues. Simon Guilfoyle argues that the concept of ditching targets needs wider thought about how police performance management can evolve in their absence.
Supt Paul Clements - City of London Police
OPINION: Supt Paul Clements of the City of London Police sets out his personal experience of the "Direct Entry Superintendents" scheme
OPINION: Former airline pilot Ron Ball, the Independent PCC for Warwickshire, talks to Nick Alatti about alliances, cuts and Plebgate.
Elizabeth Crowhurst, The Police Foundation
OPINION: Elizabeth Crowhurst, a commentator on criminal justice reform argues that despite some progress, policing still requires radical reform over the next five years to meet the challenges of reduced resources and new types of crime.
Peter Neyroud - Cambridge University
OPINION: Academic and former Thames Valley Police chief constable, Peter Neyroud argues that policing needs to move beyond the debate of targets v no targets.
Kate Hall - Campaigner
OPINION: Kate Hall's campaign for fairer treatment of police widows has attracted over 75,000 signatories to her online petition. She needs 25,000 more signatures to bring the issue formally to Parliament's attention. Kate sets out how police widows are unfairly treated, notes that changes have already been made to police pension rules in Northern Ireland, and asks for your support for her petition.
Baroness Newlove - Victims' Commissioner
OPINION: A transcript of the Victims' Commissioner, Baroness Newlove's memorable, moving and informative speech at the opening of Compass House, a new victim and witness support facility in Kent.
OPINION: PCC for Kent Ann Barnes looks back over a stormy tenure in office but says she has come through it more resilient and committed than ever. But is she prepared to run again in May 2016?
Jon Collins - CEO, Restorative Justice Council
OPINION: Jon Collins discusses the measures required to ensure restorative justice delivers and how that success can be measured.
OPINION: Former county councillor turned PCC for Derbyshire, Alan Charles, argues for a grown-up debate on drugs policy, more powers for PCCs and a cautious approach to privatisation.