Books

The Kill of PC Keith Blakelock
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October 2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the murder of PC Keith Blakelock during rioting on the Broadwater Farm Estate, Tottenham, against a backdrop of unrest in major UK cities and nadir in relations between police and black communities. After becoming detached from Serial 502 Keith Blakelock was kicked and hacked to death by a mob using clubs, iron bars, knives and a machete or similar weapon. His killers have never been brought to justice. This minutely researched book from former Metropolitan Police commander Tony Moore is based on new materials, private communications and matchless sources. It looks at both sides of the story of a breakdown in law and order at this ‘symbolic location’, its history, background, influences, causes and who was most to blame. Tony Moore’s book examines the stark policing choices and dilemmas as well as the 350 arrests of mainly black people, the wall of silence, fear, trials, appeals and campaign for the release of Winston Silcott, Engin Raghip and Mark Braithwaite (The Tottenham Three) and later jury acquittal of Nicky Jacobs. It looks at the calamitous legacy, questionable strategies and the acquittal of two members of the Met’s CID charged with perverting the course of justice. From petrol bombs, burning barricades and unfathomable violence to the backdrop of immigration, recriminations and lessons of hindsight, this is a powerful book that should be read by anyone concerned with police community relations.  Please see video review below:

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Notting Hill is one of the most sought after locations in London. But its progress from ‘ghetto’ to gentrification spans a time when it was one of the most turbulent places in Britain. Plagued by racial tensions, unsolved killings, drugs, prostitution, no-go areas and riots, it was populated by some intriguing and challenging characters as well as being the venue for an iconic, sometimes disorderly, annual Carnival. Based on first-hand knowledge, prodigious research and hitherto unpublished sources, Policing Notting Hill also records Tony Moore’s time as Divisional Commander at what Roger Graef described in the Evening Standard as the most widely publicised ‘nick’ in Britain.
Tony Moore is well-fitted to write a history of Notting Hill and its relationship with the Metropolitan Police”  Lord Blair of Boughton.
All Saints Road in Notting Hill is one of those areas of London where crime is at its worst, where drug-dealing is intolerably overt and where the racial ingredient is at its most potent” Sir Kenneth Newman.
From the late sixties until recently, All Saints Road was to drugs what Hatton Garden is to diamonds”  Robert Hardman, The Spectator. “A masterly account of policing, partnership and social change”.
I was a touch dubious about a history [of Notting Hill] written by a former police officer. I was delighted to have been proved wrong. Mr Moore navigates some extremely sensitıtıve areas wıth a balanced eye. He is more than prepared to admit shortcoming in police strategy and indeed culture which gives him weight as a fair historian and he gives a real feel of the currents, frustrations, economic problems, racial strife and housing issues that gave the area such volatility.” Cyrus Bozorgmehr, Amazon reviewer.
Disaster and Embergency Management Systems
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This book is the guide to the key benchmark standard for implementing a business continuity management (BCM) system, providing a strategic overview of the key steps that organizations should take to ensure that the risks of catastrophic failure are proactively minimized.  It examines how to design a disaster and emergency management system for any organization, from hospitals, to the police force, to airline companies. It is written as a guide for anyone responsible for disaster and emergency management within their organization.
Tolleys handbook 2006
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The Civil Contingencies Act 2004 modernised the UK’s approach to disaster and emergency management, taking into account the kinds of threats the country faces in the 21st century, including terrorist threats and threats to the environment. This third edition has been fully updated to cover the topics and themes reflected in the Act, and collates all the key components of disaster and emergency planning for both the public and the private sector, covering both man-made and natural disasters. Written from a UK practitioner’s point of view, using case studies and examples, it helps readers to understand and formulate disaster and emergency policies and systems for their workplace. Its practical approach will help organizations to ensure business continuity and safeguard the health and safety of their staff in the event of a disaster.

This edition has been updated in line with the latest legislation:
* Civil Contingencies Act 2004.
* Amendment to the Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) Regulations.
* Corporate Manslaughter Bill.
The value of the book lies over the sheer coverage, depth and readability. Issues range from medical responses, to insurance, law and public enquiries as well as forensices and crisis management. The book covers these areas ın depth without losing its way. The structure is clear especially when discussing case studies. The event, damage and casusation are discussed as well as lessons learned. The case studies are well descrıbed and written at a fast pace. Including these alongside practical ‘set up’ ıssues frankly makes the book a good read.” S.R.Westmoreland, Amazon reviewer