We have recently discovered an excellent FREE online publishing facility at http://www.yudu.com
The software allows you to upload as many documents, photographs or files and to store them in albums.
Having uploaded a document, you can then provide others with a hyperlink to that document. The digital page turning format makes viewing documents a more enjoyable experience. Viewers can magnify pages, print off copies and capture the document as a pdf as required.
For the traditionalists, we will continue to upload the pdf versions to our View Our Reports section in the sidebar, but we really do recommend you have a look at the digital versions and let us know what you think.
Here then are links to the more popular reports we have published. We hope you will find them interesting. Click on the title to view each digital report.
THIN BLUE LINE UK ONLINE DIGITAL REPORTS
TOO MANY POLICE CHIEFS
A widely held view from the front line of policing is that there are “Too many chiefs and not enough Indians on the ground”. Officers report that their forces are top heavy with Chiefs and Senior Management ranks, causing confusion with a blurring of responsibilities. This causes inconsistencies in strategy with one Chiefs’ flavour of the month project being superseded by another, often opposite viewpoint, sometimes within weeks or months of the first being issued. Our report investigates.
WHERE ARE THE POLICE?
The findings in this report question the abilities of Senior Officers to effectively manage resources through times of austerity, ensuring that the safety of the public and officers remain a priority.
At a time when public sector pay excesses are under close scrutiny, it is shocking to discover senior police officers are being paid astonishing and excessive salaries, bonuses and expenses that would make the recent MP expenses scandal seem trivial by comparison.
available to the public, despite year-on-year increases to budgets for the last 40 years. HMIC warns that with looming budget cuts, the availability of the police to the public will be even further reduced, unless there is a total redesign of the police. Our report delves deeper!
engaged in that role and to the public in receipt of the service they provide from
This report follows our 43 police force freedom of information request about front line numbers and spells out the need for a serious re think and closer examination of the allocation of resources to the front line response within forces.