Gary's the money man for police boss Hogg

Darlington and Stockton Times: Gary Ridley Gary Ridley

A POLICE commissioner has confirmed the appointment of his finance chief.

Ron Hogg, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for County Durham and Darlington, has named Gary Ridley to be his chief finance officer.

The appointment was confirmed by a Police and Crime Panel meeting on Thursday, December 5.

Mr Ridley is currently employed by Mr Hogg’s office but under the direction and control of Durham Constabulary’s chief constable.

From April 1, he will transfer to the employment of the chief constable but work for Mr Hogg through a service level agreement.

Mr Hogg said Mr Ridley had the experience and competencies needed and he was pleased at the appointment.

Mr Ridley said: “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to work with the PCC and his staff as part of helping to deliver the PCC’s police and crime plan.”

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3:09pm Wed 11 Dec 13

Homshaw1 says...

Some moron put his fist through my car rear window and it looks like he will be let off with a police caution, because the police are too idle to bring charges, and I will be left to pick up the bill.

Do you think you could spend more time making sure the people of Darlington get a better service rather than posing for PR photographs and empire building?
Some moron put his fist through my car rear window and it looks like he will be let off with a police caution, because the police are too idle to bring charges, and I will be left to pick up the bill. Do you think you could spend more time making sure the people of Darlington get a better service rather than posing for PR photographs and empire building? Homshaw1

4:55pm Wed 11 Dec 13

oliviaden6 says...

The list goes on and on this is becoming another tier in the gravy train that is called local government. And who will pay we all will in the long run enough is enough!
The list goes on and on this is becoming another tier in the gravy train that is called local government. And who will pay we all will in the long run enough is enough! oliviaden6

7:38pm Wed 11 Dec 13

stevegg says...

Homshaw1 wrote:
Some moron put his fist through my car rear window and it looks like he will be let off with a police caution, because the police are too idle to bring charges, and I will be left to pick up the bill.

Do you think you could spend more time making sure the people of Darlington get a better service rather than posing for PR photographs and empire building?
This must have been a first offence or quite a few years elapsed since last convicted. You will probably find its not the police but home office guidelines that stipulate how an offender is dealt with. You are seriously mistaken if you think our pathetic justice system would do better. Forget compensation unless an offender is in full time employment.
[quote][p][bold]Homshaw1[/bold] wrote: Some moron put his fist through my car rear window and it looks like he will be let off with a police caution, because the police are too idle to bring charges, and I will be left to pick up the bill. Do you think you could spend more time making sure the people of Darlington get a better service rather than posing for PR photographs and empire building?[/p][/quote]This must have been a first offence or quite a few years elapsed since last convicted. You will probably find its not the police but home office guidelines that stipulate how an offender is dealt with. You are seriously mistaken if you think our pathetic justice system would do better. Forget compensation unless an offender is in full time employment. stevegg

8:51am Thu 12 Dec 13

Homshaw1 says...

stevegg wrote:
Homshaw1 wrote:
Some moron put his fist through my car rear window and it looks like he will be let off with a police caution, because the police are too idle to bring charges, and I will be left to pick up the bill.

Do you think you could spend more time making sure the people of Darlington get a better service rather than posing for PR photographs and empire building?
This must have been a first offence or quite a few years elapsed since last convicted. You will probably find its not the police but home office guidelines that stipulate how an offender is dealt with. You are seriously mistaken if you think our pathetic justice system would do better. Forget compensation unless an offender is in full time employment.
The only people who benefit from the justice system are the police and solicitors who get nice little jobs out of it. That is why this story annoys me

This guy had carried out a similar offence previously and it was decided to take no further action. So you can destroy other people's property twice and leave them to pick up the tab. If he did more criminal damage it is unlikely the victim would be properly compensated.

They don't even seem prepared to give me the guy's name so I can take a civil action. This is not justice. The police are a disgrace and not worth the council tax we pay. I will write to the local MP about this but I'm not holding my breath.
[quote][p][bold]stevegg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Homshaw1[/bold] wrote: Some moron put his fist through my car rear window and it looks like he will be let off with a police caution, because the police are too idle to bring charges, and I will be left to pick up the bill. Do you think you could spend more time making sure the people of Darlington get a better service rather than posing for PR photographs and empire building?[/p][/quote]This must have been a first offence or quite a few years elapsed since last convicted. You will probably find its not the police but home office guidelines that stipulate how an offender is dealt with. You are seriously mistaken if you think our pathetic justice system would do better. Forget compensation unless an offender is in full time employment.[/p][/quote]The only people who benefit from the justice system are the police and solicitors who get nice little jobs out of it. That is why this story annoys me This guy had carried out a similar offence previously and it was decided to take no further action. So you can destroy other people's property twice and leave them to pick up the tab. If he did more criminal damage it is unlikely the victim would be properly compensated. They don't even seem prepared to give me the guy's name so I can take a civil action. This is not justice. The police are a disgrace and not worth the council tax we pay. I will write to the local MP about this but I'm not holding my breath. Homshaw1

12:09pm Thu 12 Dec 13

ian923 says...

Home office guidelines are exactly what it says on the tin. Guidelines! They are NOT mandatory but are advisory. Unfortunately chief and senior officers are afraid to go against them in case it affects their advancement prospects.
Home office guidelines are exactly what it says on the tin. Guidelines! They are NOT mandatory but are advisory. Unfortunately chief and senior officers are afraid to go against them in case it affects their advancement prospects. ian923

3:18pm Thu 12 Dec 13

echo-man says...

Homshaw1 wrote:
stevegg wrote:
Homshaw1 wrote:
Some moron put his fist through my car rear window and it looks like he will be let off with a police caution, because the police are too idle to bring charges, and I will be left to pick up the bill.

Do you think you could spend more time making sure the people of Darlington get a better service rather than posing for PR photographs and empire building?
This must have been a first offence or quite a few years elapsed since last convicted. You will probably find its not the police but home office guidelines that stipulate how an offender is dealt with. You are seriously mistaken if you think our pathetic justice system would do better. Forget compensation unless an offender is in full time employment.
The only people who benefit from the justice system are the police and solicitors who get nice little jobs out of it. That is why this story annoys me

This guy had carried out a similar offence previously and it was decided to take no further action. So you can destroy other people's property twice and leave them to pick up the tab. If he did more criminal damage it is unlikely the victim would be properly compensated.

They don't even seem prepared to give me the guy's name so I can take a civil action. This is not justice. The police are a disgrace and not worth the council tax we pay. I will write to the local MP about this but I'm not holding my breath.
Ok, lets scrap the police! - Yeh, because that would be a good idea wouldn't it. There's nothing police officers want more than to get scum bags off the streets, unfortunately, they can only work with the information available to them!

In your particular case I can almost guarantee that the case would have been put before CPS who make the decisions as to whether the offender should be charged or not. They would have reviewed the evidence and your grievance should be with the CPS, not the police!
[quote][p][bold]Homshaw1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]stevegg[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Homshaw1[/bold] wrote: Some moron put his fist through my car rear window and it looks like he will be let off with a police caution, because the police are too idle to bring charges, and I will be left to pick up the bill. Do you think you could spend more time making sure the people of Darlington get a better service rather than posing for PR photographs and empire building?[/p][/quote]This must have been a first offence or quite a few years elapsed since last convicted. You will probably find its not the police but home office guidelines that stipulate how an offender is dealt with. You are seriously mistaken if you think our pathetic justice system would do better. Forget compensation unless an offender is in full time employment.[/p][/quote]The only people who benefit from the justice system are the police and solicitors who get nice little jobs out of it. That is why this story annoys me This guy had carried out a similar offence previously and it was decided to take no further action. So you can destroy other people's property twice and leave them to pick up the tab. If he did more criminal damage it is unlikely the victim would be properly compensated. They don't even seem prepared to give me the guy's name so I can take a civil action. This is not justice. The police are a disgrace and not worth the council tax we pay. I will write to the local MP about this but I'm not holding my breath.[/p][/quote]Ok, lets scrap the police! - Yeh, because that would be a good idea wouldn't it. There's nothing police officers want more than to get scum bags off the streets, unfortunately, they can only work with the information available to them! In your particular case I can almost guarantee that the case would have been put before CPS who make the decisions as to whether the offender should be charged or not. They would have reviewed the evidence and your grievance should be with the CPS, not the police! echo-man

4:46pm Thu 12 Dec 13

Homshaw1 says...

If the justice system is not working as it should surely it is the role of people like Mr Hogg to provide feedback to politicians and make sure it does work in a proper manner for the ordinary citizen. If someone causes damage he should be made to pay for it and an additional punishment added to act as a deterrent not "go away and don't do it again"

Yobbish behaviour is tolerated more and more and the real danger will come when people start to get sick of it, lose confidence in a broken system and start to take matters into their own hands.
If the justice system is not working as it should surely it is the role of people like Mr Hogg to provide feedback to politicians and make sure it does work in a proper manner for the ordinary citizen. If someone causes damage he should be made to pay for it and an additional punishment added to act as a deterrent not "go away and don't do it again" Yobbish behaviour is tolerated more and more and the real danger will come when people start to get sick of it, lose confidence in a broken system and start to take matters into their own hands. Homshaw1

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