Inspector is the rank just above Sergeant and just below Chief Inspector.
It is the last rank where police can regularly get stuck into investigations and incidents, and the first rank where “the bigger picture”, “public perception” and “prioritising” join the ranks of the most common phrases. At work that is. Mostly. We are in a place where we can see across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly the day to day outstanding dedication and achievements of officers, the remarkable bravery of ordinary people and the wickedness of the few. It is an inspiring, humbling and occasionally aggravating position to be in.
I hope this blog, which I will update every week or two, will be a chance to share some of that with you. It may even be of interest to some.