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The Devil Finds Work For Idle (Staffordshire) Hands

The devil finds work for idle hands — Henry David Thoreou We have it on good authority that our website is widely read not only by injured officers or those ...
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The Shortcomings Of Certain SMPs

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar –Abraham Lincoln In our previous blog we looked at some serious misconceptions which have been implanted in the ...
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Do SMPs Put Their Patients First?

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar — Abraham Lincoln In our previous blog we looked at some serious misconceptions which have been implanted in ...
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The Wirz virus

Like computer viruses, successful mind viruses will tend to be hard for their victims to detect. If you are the victim of one, the chances are that you won’t know ...
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Northumbria Police Produce Guidance To SMPs

A man who works evil against another works it really against himself, and bad advice is worst for the one who devised it. — Hesiod  (Greek poet, generally thought to ...
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Post Summer Update

Now that Summer is slowly grinding to an end and we will soon be reaching the start of Autumn, our thoughts turn to the start of a new charitable year, ...
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A Tale Of Two Forces

‘In my judgement, Mr Lock’s submission is correct . . . ‘ — Her Honour Judge Belcher We have two judicial review cases to report on. One resulted in a ...
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Mental Health Awareness Week 2019

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 takes place from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 May 2019. We often associate the word ‘bedlam’ with raving madness ...
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Conflict Of Interest

“Conflict Of Interest” – A term used to describe the situation in which a public official or fiduciary who, contrary to the obligation and absolute duty to act for the ...
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Collusion by Human Resources

Who shall set a limit to the influence of a Human Being? — Waldo Emerson Had the poet been around today, he might have mused over the influence of Human ...
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Annex C – The Legacy

The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones. — William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar A while ago, back in 2004, a civil servant, ...
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2018 – A Year of Progress, Growth and Achievement

This is the time when we look back over the past year and its events and achievements and forward to the New Year and the challenges and successes which lay ...
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Show Me The Money

Show me the money! — Tom Cruise in ‘Jerry Maguire’ (1996) IODPA understands that Chief Constables are having a hard time currently. They have had to reduce their spending and ...
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Staffordshire – The Story To Date

All the things I really like to do are either illegal, immoral, or fattening. — Alexander Woollcott (1887-1943) Elsewhere on our web site are numerous comments concerning the action taken ...
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The Staffordshire Saga

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story. ― Mark Twain Staffordshire Police is one of less than a small handful of forces which remain determined ...
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Tully – Revisited

Neither are we impressed by the so-called floodgates argument advanced by the respondent. We consider this to be an irrelevant factor to our considerations. ― His Honour Judge D Morris IODPA ...
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Maladministration goes beyond reviews

Wrongdoing can only be avoided if those who are not wronged feel the same indignation at it as those who are. ― Greek Wit (F. Paley) These blogs usually focus ...
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The ICO Audits Staffordshire Police

We are drowning in information and starved for knowledge. ― Author Unknown One of the many advantages of being a member of IODPA is the availability of expert knowledge on a ...
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CC Morgan refuses pensioner’s legal representatives to attend a meeting

We recently published a letter sent by Chief Constable Morgan of Staffordshire Police to  pensioners in our blog found here – https://iodpa.org/2018/07/13/chief-constable-morgan-sends-letters-to-vulnerable-pensioners/ He invited pensioners who are currently subject to an ...
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Chief Constable Morgan sends letters to vulnerable pensioners

Chief Constable Morgan of Staffordshire Police today sent a letter to former police officers, all of whom are disabled, either mentally or physically. These pensioners have been under review for ...
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Recording Reviews

There are some things one remembers even though they may never have happened. ― Harold Pinter – Old Times  In an earlier blog, we highlighted some of the barriers which stand in ...
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Police Medical Appeal Boards

Access to justice is a fundamental requirement for the rule of law, by which people have their voice heard, exercise their rights, challenge discrimination, and hold decision makers to account ...
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Catch Up

For a wrongdoer to be undetected is difficult; and for him to have confidence that his concealment will continue is impossible ― Epicurus There has been so much going on ...
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Abuse of Power

An abuse of any given power is a display of ignorance to the moral values of the position. ― Ian T Sebàs Essex police pension authority has recently announced the ...
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