Latest Roads Policing Digest published
Concerns over pursuits and budget cuts continue to dominate the October edition.
By - Cliff Caswell - Police Oracle
The new roads policing digest is published today (October 9) – and features a comprehensive round up of news and information from law enforcement topic area.
In the October issue, concerns over pursuits continue to dominate the agenda after another officer was prosecuted – and later acquitted – of dangerous driving.
Forces have now been warned that they should now use the experience and expertise of the ACPO Roads Policing Steering Group – chaired by Deputy Chief Constable Andy Holt – before referring any matters to the Crown Prosecution Service.
Elsewhere, roads policing officers and the wider law enforcement community have been mourning the death of Met PC Andy Duncan, who died in hospital following an on-duty RTC in September.
The officer, who had served with the force for more than 20 years, leaves a wife and two children. Friends and colleagues have been invited to a funeral service on October 11.
In addition, the Federation has said that cuts in to roads policing resources will be a key discussion topic at its joint conference with ACPO in the early part of next year.
John Giblin, Chairman of the staff association’s Roads Policing Group, has said that research is being carried out – and has warned that losses could have serious repercussions for wider law enforcement.
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