He was the unpopular outsider who went onto become one of the most respected figures in policing.
After nearly ten years, Sir Tom Winsor is bowing out as Chief Inspector of Constabulary for England and Wales. The lawyer and former Rail Regulator reshaped the police watchdog into an influential organisation whose incisive reports helped to raise standards across the service. Before taking on the role in 2012, Sir Tom had sparked controversy in a landmark report about police pay and conditions commissioned by the then Home Secretary, Theresa May.
In a compelling interview with Policing TV’s Chief Presenter, Danny Shaw, Sir Tom Winsor reveals some of the personal challenges he has faced in the job, how the Government’s programme of police cuts was too harsh – and why there need to be clear boundaries between politics and policing.
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