PoliceOracle.com speaks to former Met officer James Patrick about what he feels needs to be done to promote transparency.
Former Metropolitan Police officer James Patrick has suggested that more needs to be done to beef up whistleblowing protocols in forces – and that the current state-of-play is unacceptable.
In an exclusive video interview with this website, the whistleblower highlighted what he believes are the deficiencies in the system and explains why he believes action is needed quickly.
The ex-officer – who has now resigned – made headlines with claims his force abused crime recording rules to manipulate the figures, having already blogged his concerns over the path of police reform.
In this interview with Police Oracle Editor Cliff Caswell, Mr Patrick also voices his concerns at the ongoing target cultures in forces – and why he believes they are unhelpful going forward.
"All that's necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing." Edmund Burke (British Statesman and Philosopher 1729-1797)