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  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 officers...

  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 team....

  1. 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 from...

  2. 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 1989...

  3. September 14, 2012

    Hillsborough compounds siege mentality

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

  4. 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...

  5. 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 expected...

  6. 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 lay...

  7. 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...

  8. 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 file...

  9. 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 feel...

  10. 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 in...

  11. 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 commissioner at...

  12. 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...

  13. 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 former...

  14. 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 this...

  15. 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 this...

  16. 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...

  17. 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 on...

  18. 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 told...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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 frontline...

  22. 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 new...

  23. 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 new...

  24. November 26, 2009

    Police watchdog warns against aggressive tactics

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

  25. 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 country...

  26. 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 country...

  27. 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 country,...

  28. 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 the...

  29. 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 with...

  30. 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 to the...

  31. 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 officer,...

  32. 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 Ireland...

  33. 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 officer,...

  34. 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 destroy...

  35. 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...

  36. 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 special...

  37. March 6, 2009

    Orde under fire over special forces

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

  38. January 28, 2009

    Ian Blair deputy selected as new Met chief

    Sir Paul Stephenson has won the race to become the new Metropolitan Police commissioner, assuming responsibility for...

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