Tango Juliet Foxtrot
Episode 16: Managing Sex Offenders in the community - Interview with Arthur McHugh ex-Sex Offender Manager

Episode 16: Managing Sex Offenders in the community - Interview with Arthur McHugh ex-Sex Offender Manager

July 14, 2021

This is the final TJF podcast until the book comes out later this year. After that, I will then see where things are, and gauge whether there's the appetite for more podcasts in the future.

Thanks for listening and try and be nice to the police...they're only human!

Bonus Episode: Knife crime getting worse and deaths in police custody

Bonus Episode: Knife crime getting worse and deaths in police custody

July 7, 2021

In this bonus episode I talk about the continuing horrors of knife crime and the multiplying deaths of (mostly) black children, and how the toxic media treatment of policing is making an already horrible situation much worse. I then turn my attention to a very misleading article in The Guardian and inject (God-forbid) a few facts into the debate around deaths in, or following police custody.

Episode 15: Vice, Obscene Publications Squad and the Paedophile Unit - Interview with Dave Flanagan

Episode 15: Vice, Obscene Publications Squad and the Paedophile Unit - Interview with Dave Flanagan

July 7, 2021

This week I interview Dave Flanagan, who spent many years working for the Vice Squad, Obscene Publications Squad and then the Paedophile Unit in London. It's a fascinating account of how the police investigated these issues back in the 1980s and 90s, in the time before the Internet reared its ugly head.

Bonus Episode: Introduction to Child Sex Offenders

Bonus Episode: Introduction to Child Sex Offenders

June 29, 2021

In this episode I provide an introductory 101 on child sex offenders. I talk about different types of offender, their journey to live abuse and I explain how grooming works. Finally I talk about the impact of the Internet on offending. You should probably listen to this episode before the next two episodes where I interview some of those who have investigated or managed paedophiles over many years.

Listener caution is advised.

If you have concerns about a child who may be the victim of sexual abuse, you can report it anonymously to the NSPCC here: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/our-services/nspcc-helpline/

If you are worried about your own sexual feelings towards children, you can obtain confidential advice and help here: https://www.stopitnow.org.uk

 

Episode 14: Riots and public order: Interview with Graham Wettone

Episode 14: Riots and public order: Interview with Graham Wettone

June 29, 2021

This week I have a chat with Graham Wettone about all things to do with riots, public order, land-sharks (police dogs) and shit-machines (police horses). Graham also gives me his thoughts on whether he thinks The Job's Fucked or not....

Bonus Episode: Met Superintendent on the Sex Offenders Register and the woeful rape conviction rate.

Bonus Episode: Met Superintendent on the Sex Offenders Register and the woeful rape conviction rate.

June 23, 2021

In this bonus episode I discuss the controversy relating to Met Superintendent Robyn Williams, convicted of possessing a child abuse video and now re-instated back into her job, after being sacked. I also look at the woefully low rate of 1.6% of rapes now leading to criminal prosecution and consider what has gone wrong. 

Episode 13: Interview with Stuart Davidson, author of ‘Wasting Police Time’

Episode 13: Interview with Stuart Davidson, author of ‘Wasting Police Time’

June 23, 2021

This week I interview Stuart Davidson, the author of the No.1 best-seller about law and order 'Wasting Police Time'

The following description of the book was taken from Amazon;

"Ever wondered why you can't find a policeman when you want one?

PC David Copperfield has the answer: they're all inside the station, writing reports, photocopying, stapling and filing (when they're not getting caught up in the squabbles of Kaycee, Dwayne, her ex's ex, his sister's boyfriend's mum and that slag who sent them all a nasty message on Facebook).

Wasting Police Time is PC Copperfield's insider’s diary of life as a modern British bobby.

It's the first book to spill the beans about the way senior police officers waste our money while they fiddle the crime figures and scramble to meet bogus Home Office targets.

Copperfield is drily sarcastic and biting about his bosses, the criminals he deals with and the judges and politicians who have allowed our streets to collapse into chaos while they live in fortified houses and are driven around by armed police.

The book is so close to the mark that police minister Tony McNulty denounced it in the House of Commons as ‘more of a fiction than Dickens’ (and then had to admit he was wrong about this on the BBC’s Panorama).

'Graphic, entertaining and sobering' - The Observer
'A huge hit... will make you laugh out loud' - The Daily Mail
'Very revealing' - The Daily Telegraph
'One of the three political books of the moment' - Nick Cohen, The Observer
'Hilarious... should be compulsory reading for our political masters' - The Mail on Sunday
'Passionate, important, interesting and genuinely revealing... riveting' - The Sunday Times
'A sensation' - The Sun"

Bonus Episode - Daniel Morgan Inquiry and other police-related headlines from the last week

Bonus Episode - Daniel Morgan Inquiry and other police-related headlines from the last week

June 16, 2021

This is a bonus episode that talks about the good, the bad and the ugly events of the last week in UK policing

Episode 12: Interview with Nick Adderley, Chief Constable of Northamptonshire

Episode 12: Interview with Nick Adderley, Chief Constable of Northamptonshire

June 16, 2021

Nick Adderley has been one of the very few Chief Constables nationally to put his head above the parapet and point out some of the many things that need to change in UK policing. He has a relentless focus on dismantling criminal networks and was the only Chief in the UK to equip all of his frontline officers with Taser to protect them from violent assaults. He has also challenged the Home Office and the College of Policing on the insistence that all new police officers need to either have or obtain a degree.

Episode 11: Chatting with my old boss - Ex-Chief Superintendent Clive Burgess

Episode 11: Chatting with my old boss - Ex-Chief Superintendent Clive Burgess

June 9, 2021

This week I have a have a fascinating chat with my old boss Chief Supt Clive Burgess. We talk about policing past and present and we recall some very difficult times in both our lives and an embarrassing trouser-related incident. 

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