George Dixon wouldn’t have stood for this crap!

 

Here, as Rodgers and Hammerstein once wrote, are some of my favourite things.

 

Favourite Colour: Blue

 

Favourite Book: 1984, George Orwell.

 

Favourite Film: The Great Escape

 

Overall Favourite Quote:

 

“I am no Inspector Gadget”

 

Tim Godwin OBE QPM, Dep Commissioner, Met Police .

 

Favourite Quote about me:

 

“He is not an Inspector”

 

Nick Herbert, former Police Minister.

 

Favourite Ludicrous Quote:

 

“Let me make this clear, your mission is to cut crime, nothing more”

 

Theresa May, Home Secretary.

 

Favourite Policing Quote:

 

“Only merit, not gender, ethnicity or anything else should be criterion for advancement in policing”

 

Tom Winsor, HMIC.

 

Favourite Policing Facts:

 

We are unarmed
We lock up more criminals than any other European country
Our prisons are full
Crime has fallen each year for the last decade
A British police officer is assaulted every 20 minutes
We are accountable to five separate organisations

 

Abandoning the ‘Beat System’ was seen as ‘Police Reform’ at the time.

 

Favourite Song Lyrics:

 

The first four lines of ‘Knives Out’ by Radiohead.

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