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HMICFRS late to recognise police failure again - Child Protection

Last year, about 15 years late and about 15 years after I saw it and announced it, "Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS)" finally seemed to realise that the police tell us that they use cameras for safety when the reality is they use them to make money with a remarkable lack of consideration or care for public safety, a simple matter therefore of making money by deception (but on an industrial scale) and far worse, resulting in more deaths and serious injuries than if they were being honest and effective.

Naturally, nothing whatsoever has changed since then, and while death and serious casualty counts continue to stagnate / grow even with improving vehicle safety, ridiculous speed limit reductions and vast numbers of drivers "educated" by the police, we still hear the same tired old nonsense from Dorset Police who still don't even know what causes accidents. They don't list the biggest killer of all in their "fatal 5", simple driver error. Perhaps it is of no interest because they can't make money out of that.

Because the police aren't actually reducing casualty but want the public to think they are, they therefore lie about the results, then coverup and protect the lies if they are exposed.

My exposure of police corruption, incompetence, waste and protection has naturally attracted others who have seen police failure and the resulting ongoing suffering of victims going back just as far. I wish I could say more and will in due course but for the moment I can only say that I have recently become aware of a case involving child abuse where Dorset Police and other authorities have only made life hard for the whistle-blower, not the perpetrators. This is not just incompetence or carelessness but a deliberate protection for those in the authorities involved to not be seen to have done wrong. This is a highly recognisable pattern of behaviour for someone who has studied the police for as long as I have. And the names, connections and conflicts of interest are sickening.

And only just now the HMICFRS has realised that there are problems with child protection and Dorset Police,  "These inconsistencies affect safeguarding and potentially leave children at risk." No, not potentially, they do and they have, and continue to do so.

As usual, too little too late, and at least the second example of my investigations recognising and announcing police failure being ahead of the HMICFRS. We have no regulation of the police in the UK. The IOPC is just another layer of protection for police corruption and incompetence. The government including the Home Secretary, Policing Minister and Prime Minister haven't the slightest clue or interest. And as we have seen before, even when the HMICFRS see wrong, nothing will improve.

At least we get some formal hint at the shocking state of UK policing from the HMICFRS, this is something, but we are still very far away from what we really need, a complete cleanout, restart, and proper evaluation of what has really been happening in the police and other authorities, and those who have behaved so appallingly actually brought to account rather than being just rewarded and promoted as seems normal.

Sadly all we are seeing in Dorset so far from the new conservative PCC Dave Sidwick and CC Scott Chiltern is a load of hot air while under the surface they are far more interested in keeping corruption, waste and incompetence protected rather than serving the public.

The one person with responsibility of accountability for the police to the public (David Sidwick) has already chosen to protect a stack of lies including from ex home office OPCC Chief Exec Simon Bullock  rather than spend a few minutes considering a few simple questions.

These 2 have a remarkable opportunity to properly expose the wrongs of the past and to fix Dorset Police. Sadly it is my experience that once the normal candidates get to these kinds of positions, they are already heavily invested in the way the "system works" and will simply keep digging any holes deeper while those they are meant to protect continue to suffer.

Ian Belchamber





















Dear Mr Chilton,

Congratulations on your appointment as new Dorset Chief Constable. I would like to know, what kind of CC will you be? Will you be doing everything you can to protect the public, putting the public first, ensuring the highest levels of service and efficiency? Or will you be following in the footsteps of previous Dorset CCs, promoting your own interests, and protecting yourself and those around you from public scrutiny? I think I already know the answer, the new PCC, Conservative David Sidwick has already clearly indicated that the incompetence, waste, corruption and protection will continue, but I would be delighted to be proven wrong.

Let's have a quick look at departing CC James Vaughan. Together with previous PCC Martyn Underhill, he presided over an astonishing catalogue of lies, corruption, waste and protection, some of which is detailed here. And now after paying him a totally unjustifiable salary (even if he had done a good job) the public must pay for his generous pension at an age most of us could only dream about retiring. It won't surprise me if he comes back as PCC to make even more (just as Martyn Underhill did).

And it's not just me, when you expose police incompetence and corruption you will hear from others with similar experiences in other areas, even child protection. The subject may be completely different but the characteristics and behaviours are instantly familiar, initial incompetence followed by protection so that no-one will receive any blame, which then spreads all over like a nasty virus. Those who recognise and report failure not thanked but totally shut down by the "authorities". Any amount of effort available to dodge, avoid and cover up but not 5 minutes to look at and respond to simple questions or facts. Failure protected and repeated over and over. Lessons not learned. Not just a police force but an entire network of protected corruption, incompetence and waste across many forces (for example Hampshire, Devon and Cornwall), and not just the police but councils, "Independent" complaints organisations, judges, etc etc. And all the while, injury, death and suffering that could have been avoided continuing instead.

And this is not just a local issue, just look at the Met, with the disaster-prone Cressida Dick staying on regardless of how many times she gets it wrong and one of the most ludicrous examples of failure being rewarded, "commander" Steve Rodhouse who was at the centre of the shocking Operation Midland fiasco now the Director general at the National Crime Agency and costing us about 1/4 £ million a year! You couldn't make it up. I've seen such failures in any force I've looked at.

The police do not need more money. What they are desperately lacking is professionalism, accountability, transparency, competence, honesty, decency.

Mr Chilton, PCC Dave Sidwick has stuck his head in the sand, are you any different? Will you answer my 3 simple questions that David Sidwick dodged? (in doing so, referring to a response containing lies from the OPCC Chief Exec ex home office Simon Bullock trying to shut me down).

Regards, Ian Belchamber


















briefly taking a ludicrous salary, then a ludicrous pension at an age