The Week In ReviewFri 12th September to Thu 18th September
18/09/14 - Former chief constable says South Yorkshire situation has "descended to the level of French farce". A major force is suffering from a "serious democractic deficit" as a result of the resignations of both a police and crime commissioner and his deputy, it is feared. Analysts have warned that the deficiencies in legislation underp
19/09/14 - Home Office is accused of under-recording the true extent of officer assaults as minister's figures conflict with figures provided by forces. Officers have labelled the Home Office a “disgrace” after a minister told politicians during a Parliamentary session that there have been thousands fewer assaults on officers than force figu
17/09/14 - Ian Terry's family criticise 'unnecessary pain' caused by six year wait for sanctions against those involved in botched training exercise. One Greater Manchester Police (GMP) officer has been forced to resign and another has been reprimanded over their roles in a firearms training exercise that resulted in the tragic death of a colleague
- 16/09/14 - Officer 'selfies' changed public attitudes at NATO Summit
- 18/09/14 - New chemical fingerprint profiling will 'revolutionise crime investigations'
- 19/09/14 - Disabled officer pay cuts: Association reveals fightback strategy
- 16/09/14 - Chief defends setting targets to reduce crime
- 17/09/14 - Specials 'should be paid annual bounty'
- 16/09/14 - Cuts 'now eating well into frontline services'
- 18/09/14 - Officer disciplined for 'slapping woman'
- 19/09/14 - Force's new operating model 'endangers officers' welfare'
- 18/09/14 - Officers' murders: A force reflects
- 18/09/14 - House fire: Officer's death was accidental
- 15/09/14 - Hundreds of police dog deaths: 'More action needed'
- 18/09/14 - Officer arrested over sexual abuse allegations
- 18/09/14 - Acting PCC appointed for South Yorkshire
- 17/09/14 - Officer assaults: 'Cultural changes needed'
- 18/09/14 - Digital investigation: Forces face uphill struggle
- 19/09/14 - Government's 'tentative' pensions offer to Fed
The raising of the terror threat level - and apparent rise in those vulnerable to radicalisation - marks a worrying development, writes Andrew Staniforth. The raising of the UK threat level for international terrorism from ‘Substantial’ to 'Severe’ by the Joint Terror
- Multi-agency data synchronisation in the criminal justice system
- Law Q&A: Viewing terrorist material
Officer-turned comedian Alfie Moore considers the impact a yes or no vote for Scottish independence would have on policing and how politicans have argued their case ahead of the vote. As the yes/no ‘hokey cokey’ reaches its climax north of the border I find myself wondering if eit