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    1. December 16, 2014

      UK prime minister rejects radical police reforms

      David Cameron has rejected an idea from Britain’s most senior police officer to cut the number of police forces in...

    2. Business Blog

      December 16, 2014

      UK police reform: it's all about culture and communication

      Any restructuring of the 43 police forces of England and Wales would require political will. But such a reform would...

    1. October 16, 2013

      Police chief calls for new regulator in wake of ‘plebgate’ row

      One of Britain’s most senior police officers has called for a new police regulator in the wake of allegations that...

    2. January 28, 2013

      Open door to foreign bobbies for top police

      A Canadian is to begin work this summer as Bank of England governor, and a Zimbabwean is coaching the England cricket...

    3. January 14, 2013

      Police chief wants outsiders as leaders

      Bernard Hogan-Howe, Scotland Yard chief, has said he would like to see 10 per cent of his senior officers recruited...

    4. October 24, 2012

      Hillsborough police chief resigns

      Sir Norman Bettison has resigned as head of West Yorkshire police, following mounting speculation over his role in the...

    5. September 14, 2012

      Hillsborough compounds siege mentality

      “Margaret Thatcher said ‘jump’ and senior officers said ‘how high?’”. Thus one policeman recalls the famously close...

    6. August 5, 2012

      ‘Conditions that led to riots exist now’

      One year ago, a young black man was shot and killed by police in north London when an operation by Scotland Yard’s gun...

    7. April 6, 2012

      Critics round on data snooping plan

      When European technology entrepreneurs gathered at a select Downing Street reception last June, they may not have...

    8. October 31, 2011

      Patient data to be used to combat disorder

      Doctors will be told to collate more information on patients in an effort to help stamp out gang violence, as ministers...

    9. September 12, 2011

      Renowned crime fighter becomes Met chief

      Bernard Hogan-Howe pledged to put fear into London’s criminals and renew force morale as he accepted the role of...

    10. September 2, 2011

      UK police morale ‘awful’, says supercop

      The US “Supercop” once mooted as a candidate for Metropolitan Police commissioner has described morale among rank and...

    11. September 2, 2011

      Lunch with the FT: Bill Bratton

      The first thing I notice about Bill Bratton is that he is wearing a dapper silk tie covered with dancing elephants. I...

    12. August 17, 2011

      Four apply for Met chief post

      Four senior police officers have applied to become the new commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, the most senior job...

    13. August 16, 2011

      Contenders line up for top police job

      Leading figures in the UK’s policing establishment will file their applications on Wednesday for the post of...

    14. August 15, 2011

      Choice of US ‘super-cop’ attacked

      David Cameron risks ignoring British success on policing gangs by relying on advice from Bill Bratton, the so-called US...

    15. August 12, 2011

      UK seeks advice of former US ‘super-cop’

      “Super-cop” Bill Bratton said that the UK “can’t arrest its way out its situation”, after David Cameron called on the...

    16. Westminster Blog

      August 12, 2011

      Does anyone really know why the riots have subsided?

      Sir Hugh Orde, the president of the Association of Chief Police Officers, rejected criticism of police tactics in...

    17. August 11, 2011

      Orde rebuffs Cameron’s criticism

      Sir Hugh Orde, the president of the Association of Chief Police Officers, has rejected criticism of police tactics in...

    18. August 10, 2011

      Cameron pledges visible police presence

      David Cameron has promised to do whatever is necessary to maintain a visible police presence against rioters as forces...

    19. August 9, 2011

      Met deploys 16,000 officers

      The Metropolitan Police prepared for a deployment of 16,000 officers drawn from at least 27 forces around the country...

    20. July 19, 2011

      Police chief testifies on Met public relations staffing

      The Metropolitan Police commissioner who resigned at the weekend over Scotland Yard’s links with News of the World has...

    21. July 13, 2011

      Police chief defends decision on hacking

      The Metropolitan Police made a “sound” decision not to further investigate phone hacking by News of the World when...

    22. July 4, 2011

      Police chief calls for review of radical reforms

      Home Office proposals for police reform should be subject to the same listening exercise employed by the government to...

    23. June 29, 2010

      May on collision course with police

      Theresa May has put herself on a collision course with police chiefs by insisting that they increase the number of...

    24. May 14, 2010

      Proposal for elected officials riles police

      Theresa May yesterday made clear she would push through plans for directly elected police commissioners, putting the...

    25. May 14, 2010

      Proposal for elected officials riles police

      Theresa May on Thursday made clear she would push through plans for directly elected police commissioners, putting the...

    26. November 26, 2009

      Police watchdog warns against aggressive tactics

      Aggressive policing of protests and heavy-handed treatment of peaceful demonstrators threaten to undermine public...

    27. November 25, 2009

      Call for leading police body to be replaced

      The Association of Chief Police Officers should be stripped of its powers to set law enforcement policy across the...

    28. November 24, 2009

      Call for leading police body to be replaced

      The Association of Chief Police Officers should be stripped of its powers to set law enforcement policy across the...

    29. November 21, 2009

      Tory plan to elect police officials criticised

      Tory plans to bring in locally elected police commissioners could spark resignations by chief constables round the...

    30. November 20, 2009

      Tory plan to elect police officials criticised

      Conservative plans to bring in locally elected police commissioners could spark resignations by chief constables round...

    31. October 14, 2009

      Call for police mergers to cope with cuts

      Police forces around the country must be allowed to merge if they are to maintain front-line services while coping...

    32. October 13, 2009

      Call for police mergers to cope with cuts

      Local mergers of police forces must be allowed if they are to maintain frontline services while coping with deep cuts...

    33. March 11, 2009

      Policeman's murder threatens N Ireland progress

      The murder of a policeman is a politically charged event in any society. But in a divided community like Northern...

    34. March 11, 2009

      Two held over killing of police officer

      Two men were arrested yesterday in connection with Monday night's fatal gun attack on a Northern Ireland police...

    35. March 10, 2009

      Two held over Ulster police killing

      Two men were arrested on Tuesday in connection with Monday night’s fatal gun attack on a Northern Ireland police...

    36. March 9, 2009

      Politicians vent anger at killing of two soldiers

      Politicians in Northern Ireland yesterday condemned the weekend killings of two British soldiers as an attempt to...

    37. March 8, 2009

      N Ireland police hunt soldiers’ killers

      Police in Northern Ireland on Monday were hunting the gunmen who killed two British soldiers in an attack condemned by...

    38. March 7, 2009

      Sinn Féin attacks 'dangerous' use of special forces

      A row has erupted between Northern Ireland's police chief and nationalist politicians over the use of British army...

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