The Week In ReviewSat 18th October to Fri 24th October
23/10/14 - Staff union describes rise in the use of police staff volunteers as "policing on the cheap" and calls for an urgent review over their use. The "alarming mission creep" of volunteer police staff by senior leaders is risking the reputation of national policing, it has been claimed, amid concerns that they are replacing paid police staff
24/10/14 - Claims dark days in custody suites with no natural light can lead to "emotional suffering" as well as headaches and strained eyes. An absence of natural light in some police custody suites causes personnel and detainees "emotional suffering" as well as headaches and eye strain, it has been claimed. The fact many custody suites
22/10/14 - Fed Chair expresses concern as government which has pledged to preserve officer numbers says it will also make significant savings. Funding is likely to be cut for Police Scotland once again in the next financial year. The Scottish Government has outlined its plans for the 2015-16 financial year, which includes a budget allocation of
- 24/10/14 - Chief announces retirement following 'successful' alliance
- 24/10/14 - Ex-police and crime commissioner 'could face criminal investigation'
- 24/10/14 - Police handling of Cliff Richard raid 'utterly inept'
- 20/10/14 - Single force structure 'undermines identity and morale'
- 24/10/14 - Largest serial killer op is investigation of the year
- 23/10/14 - PC who 'hit and kneed' suspect jailed
- 22/10/14 - Staff pay differences 'highlighted by terms and conditions review'
- 21/10/14 - Force numbers could 'shrink back in time'
- 22/10/14 - Chief inspector charged with making indecent images
- 23/10/14 - Home Office: 'Police must record race of anyone restrained'
- 24/10/14 - 'Dedicated officer' passes away
- 20/10/14 - Major elements of policing under review
- 24/10/14 - Force buys 4,000 tablets to replace notebooks
- 22/10/14 - 'Being female is still holding some officers back'
- 23/10/14 - Caring obligations 'barrier to female recruitment and progression'
- 24/10/14 - Officers no longer under criminal investigation
Professor Michael Zander answers three questions relating to the powers of Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs). Question When PCSOs were created, many policing professionals warned of 'function creep' and the slow deviation from
Officer-turned-comedian Alfie Moore looks at how budget cuts and force mergers have affected officers' willingness to stay in the job. Police analyst and academic, Dr Tim Brain, gave his view to PoliceOracle.com about police officer resignations on the rise following the formation of a national fo