A fair cop
With 60 per cent of its short-term offenders returning to jail, Hull had a huge and costly problem. That is, until ex-chief inspector, Russ Waterman, came up with a liberating solution. Liz Hall investigates
Russ Waterman used to be a “typical cop”. He went to work, did his paperwork and went home. But after a while he started to believe there were other ways to police. Why not treat causes not symptoms and work with the community to deliver what they want, not what professionals deem best?
And that’s what he did. The former chief inspector is now heading...
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