Ian Loader had an article on 'Policing the Covid-19' crisis published in 'The Conversation'. Ian argues that the “lockdown”, and its uncertain duration and effects, calls on us to confront some enduring but vital questions about police power and its limits, and about the fragile relation between the exercise of those powers and public consent.

The article draws on a longer 'Insight Paper' for The Strategic Review of Policing in England & Wales, which has been set up and hosted by the Police Foundation. The paper outlines what's at stake when we consider and debate the enduring question of the police mission.