The Week In ReviewThu 23rd July to Wed 29th July
29/07/15 - The plan, resulting from a multi-million pound contract with Accenture, recommends redundancy of PCSOs to save cash. Around 2,500 police staff posts are to go at West Midlands Police as the force prepares for further reductions in its budget. The force, which is among one of the largest in the country, is contending with a £130 mi
28/07/15 - Pair clashed over tone of Cuts Have Consequences campaign, which elected politician branded 'sensationalist'. A row between a police and crime commissioner and a Fed chairman over the tone of a high profile campaign against spending cuts has been exposed after email correspondence was released under the Freedom of Information Act. Indep
27/07/15 - Retired officer Mark Holdgate says there should be an onus on the police service to provide coaching and mentoring to officers about to retire. I joined “the job” more than 25 years ago after a couple of years service as a special constable. We call it “the job” but the reality is, it's anything but a job.
- 29/07/15 - A19 ruling appeal lodged
- 27/07/15 - Officers could be forced to wear beard nets
- 28/07/15 - Under pressure chief Nick Gargan now working on cash saving project
- 29/07/15 - Officers 'cannot interfere' with custody van CCTV footage
- 29/07/15 - Less than a third of forces in England and Wales saw increase in officers
- 23/07/15 - Outsourcing hundreds of Met staff jobs to be signed-off next week
- 29/07/15 - Police 'have responsibility' to use facial recognition tech
- 28/07/15 - Temporary chief retires as Nick Gargan 'returns to work'
- 29/07/15 - Popular historian criticises beard net plans
- 29/07/15 - Old Scotland Yard's policing history comes to fore after hotel deal
- 28/07/15 - Police vans to be equipped with CCTV
- 27/07/15 - Force misses deadline to fix 'overwhelmed' rape teams
- 29/07/15 - Serious Crime Directorate lead promoted to deputy chief constable
- 28/07/15 - London's Premier League clubs should 'cover the full cost of policing games'
- 23/07/15 - Fed sends open letter to PCC stating lack of confidence in chief
- 29/07/15 - Latest investigation digest published
Andrew Staniforth says last week's attack in Tunisia could see a more sophisticated approach to counter-terrorism emerge. Ten years on from the London bombings British citizens continue to be slaughtered by violent Islamist extremists. The massacre of holidaymakers on the beach of Sousse
Former police officer Peter Kelleher reflects on his experiences of leaving the job and the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur. I don’t know if you are anything like me but I had always wondered what it would be like to run my own business. Whether this came from &lsq