The Week In ReviewTue 10th January to Mon 16th January
17/01/17 - GMP and West Midlands among those looking to recruit officers via the method. More than half of forces in England and Wales could have a direct entry recruit in their ranks by the end of this calendar year. Application windows opened yesterday at 20 forces hoping to take on DE inspectors and eight looking to recruit DE superintendents in
16/01/17 - Hair sample and 'with-cause' testing could be introduced in order to bolster regime. Hair sample drug tests could be introduced for officers in future under changes to police regulations. Chief constables in England and Wales have identified possible areas where forces' drug and alcohol testing regimes could be stronger. Th
17/01/17 - Met officers are accused of 'brutalising' a member of the public as he made his way home from a night out. A trio of Met officers attacked a member of the public 'like a gang' for 'no apparent reason', a tribunal has been told. PCs Carl Hollman and Edward Griffiths, alongside police sergeant Jason Moody are
- 16/01/17 - Trio of officers deny assaulting good samaritan
- 11/01/17 - Specials wearing same rank insignia as regulars 'shows they are valued'
- 17/01/17 - Judges' pension victory 'could have ramifications' for police officers
- 12/01/17 - Chief constable experience: A cause for concern?
- 16/01/17 - Bomb was 'designed to kill police officers'
- 16/01/17 - New stop and search guidance for officers in Scotland
- 12/01/17 - Sergeant accused of calling colleague 'sweetcheeks' faces misconduct hearing
- 17/01/17 - Union boss calls for halt to abolition of BTP in Scotland
- 11/01/17 - Met firearms survey gets over 4,000 responses in a day
- 11/01/17 - Law firm slammed for revealing undercover vehicles on Facebook
- 13/01/17 - Independent misconduct chairmen 'more reluctant to sack officers'
- 13/01/17 - Sergeant takes down knife wielding robber single-handedly
- 13/01/17 - Workforce morale 'biggest risk to Met' says ex-officer
- 16/01/17 - Counter-terror powers to control foreign fighters have not been used
- 16/01/17 - Members of the public to choose force bravery award winner
- 17/01/17 - Sergeant accused of making sexual comments to colleagues dismissed
Police Scotland PC Kirsty Robertson spoke to Ian Weinfass about putting herself at risk to save a life – after her shift had finished. When she overheard discussion of a vulnerable person who had gone missing from a mental health institution threatening to jump from a bridge, PC Kir
Stephen Kavanagh, the NPCC lead for digital policing, says new tech tools will be rolled out to the frontline soon. Smartphones are everywhere and have overtaken computers as the most popular way we access the internet. The world has changed, and 93 per cent of adults in the UK now own a smartph
- Royston Martis: The time is right to ask officers about firearms
- A second chance: Preparing for the new Emergency Services Network