Monday, 5 March 2012
YOU'RE MAKING TOO MANY ARRESTS!
Consultancy firm KTMG's £480,000 advice to Staffordshire Police
"Police officers have been ordered to make fewer arrests, deal with more crimes over the phone and not respond to as many incidents. The remarkable advice has been issued by senior officers at Staffordshire Police who paid £480,000 to consultancy firm KPMG to carry out an 18-week review. The new policy means 'low-level' anti-social behaviour and neighbour disputes will be handled by untrained council workers instead of police ...In addition more offenders will be given penalty notices rather than being arrested, in the new plans unveiled yesterday. Consultants KPMG was brought in to help Staffordshire Police cope with budget cuts of £38 million and the loss of 300 officers and civilian staff since April 2010. But Chief Constable Mike Cunningham told Staffordshire Police Authority: 'This is about service improvement at a time of reduced resources."
Who are KPMG? From Wiki:
"KPMG is one of the largest professional services networks in the world and one of the Big Four auditors, along with Deloitte, Ernst & Young (EY) and PwC. Its global headquarters is located in Amstelveen, Netherlands.
KPMG employs 145,000 people and has three lines of services: audit, tax, and advisory. Its advisory services are further divided into three service groups - Management Consulting, Risk Consulting, and Transaction & Restructuring."
States of Jersey also using KPMG
"Over the last few months, the Health and Social Services Department (HSSD) have worked alongside colleagues from other Departments, with KPMG as advisers, to carry out a major review about what services Jersey needs now and in the future, and how we provide them... Deputy Anne Pryke Minister for Health and Social Services May 2011
Anne Pryke 26th May 2011
ECONOMIC IMPACT ANALYSIS SERVICE Fiscal Incentives to Encourage Capital
Investment in the Visitor Economy Final report August 2008 Advisory
Another interesting document concerning KPMG and the States of Jersey with a very interesting disclaimer
"This report is provided on the basis that it is for the information of the States of Jersey only and that it will not be copied or disclosed to any third party or
otherwise quoted or referred to, in whole or in part, without our prior written agreement"
Erm, wait a minuit - who actually pays the wages for these consultants? THE TAXPAYERS!!! So why should they not all be allowed to scrutinise these reports then?
That is almost (but not quite) as bad as a person being forced to have a lawyer allotted to them by a legal guardian in the Secret Family Courts for 18 months, and not actually to be allowed to have any contact at all with that lawyer!
If people pay for something, should they not be allowed to scrutinise what they are paying for?
Back to Stafford Police and Mike Cunningham.
Putting people at the heart of policing Mike Cunningham
Well, he didn't put me at the heart of policing, when I have had such a hellish time of it, because of being a VICTIM of serious crime, and to have police officers sent charging round my house a year ago falsely accusing me of sending malicious email, when if fact (as the email correspondence proves) it was actually the other way round, as I was the VICTIM of malicious email threats by the person who wasted police time making a malicious false accusation about me, as she had my personal and private social work and medical documents and was threatening to publish them online WHICH IS ILLEGAL, without my permission, and Staffordshire Police came dashing round without having the forsight to check the facts first - they had not even bothered to ask to look at the non existant malicious emails that I had been falsely accused of sending! And when I pointed that out and told Stafford Police that I was a victim of cyber crime (as well as child abuse, rape, molestation, fraud, being kept prisoner for 2 hours in an attempt to force me to sign documents against my will, stalking and other crimes) rather than a perpetrator, and asked them to look at real evidence of the crimes that had been committed against me, they told me that they were "drawing a line" under it all!!!!!
I note that Mike Cunningham is the ACPO lead for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transexual portfolios. I did notice the leaflets for reporting hate crimes against LGBT people on the counter of the police station when I reported serious crimes committed against me. It would be really really nice if hate crime could be applicable to everyone, regardless of their sexual leanings. Hate crime against people with mental health problems (caused by abuse) is just as hateful as hate crimes committed against LGBT.