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South Wales DCC set to step up as successor to Matt Jukes

South Wales are recruiting from within by selecting their current DCC as the replacement for their Chief Constable. • South Wales Police’s current Deputy Chief Constable Jeremy Vaughan will take over from Matt Jukes who is set to become Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police

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Motorola launches TETRA radio that connects to smartphone

Motorola launches TETRA radio that connects to smartphone

Company says new Airwave radio 'bridges the gap' between legacy TETRA technology and the long-awaited LTE devices to be used on the delayed ESN system. • The new slimmer MXP600 TETRA radio can connect with other officer-worn devices such as BWV cameras while an app allows it to connect to and then

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Ex-police and fire minister Sir Mike Penning backs Harper's Law

Ex-police and fire minister Sir Mike Penning backs Harper's Law

Former Police and Fire Minister Sir Mike Penning met with Lissie Harper this week to offer his continuing support to her campaign. • The MP for Hemel Hempstead has given his full backing to Harper's Law, which will mean a person found guilty of killing a police officer, firefighter, nurse, doct

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Metropolitan police officers carrying out a stop and search on a man

Forces carry out highest numbers of stop and search in seven years

Officers have carried out the highest number of stop and searches in seven years, with the figure rising by more than 50 per cent in 12 months, statistics show. • Home Office figures published today (27 October) showed there were 558,973 stop and searches carried out in the year to March 2020

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Monday, 26th October

No case to answer after investigation into Met's professional standards unit

No case to answer after investigation into Met's professional standards unit

An investigation into claims officers from the Met's professional standards unit abused their position has found no case to answer. • The Metropolitan Police has changed the structure of its Directorate of Professional Standards (DPS) by creating a 

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CC Simon Byrne said legacy inquiries could undermine the PSNI's ambitions to grow community policing

MPs hit out at 'radio silence' on remit of new NI historic investigations unit

Northern Ireland Committee seeks government explanation on funding and make-up of new "joined-up" Troubles legacy investigations body. • A committee of MPs has called on the government to explain the rationale of having a single body to oversee investigations and information recovery in unresol

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Good to talk? Ofcom is investigating the Airwave handset suppliers

Ofcom launches Airwave handset price investigation

Two firms selling police handsets are facing a pricing investigation by the communications watchdog. • Ofcom has announced it is investigating Motorola Solutions UK Limited, its ultimate parent company Motorola Solutions Inc. and Sepura Limited for sharing pricing information for the Airwave handset

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Northumbria appoints new assistant chief constable

Northumbria appoints new assistant chief constable

Chief Superintendent Scott Young joins from Humberside Police as Northumbria's new assistant chief constable. • C/Supt. Young has served with Humberside for 26 years. During this time he has led on a number of initiatives, including the roll-out of Neighbourhood Policing, and served as

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Saturday, 24th October

Detective sent hundreds of football club emails at work, hearing told

Detective sent hundreds of football club emails at work, hearing told

A detective in a "toxic" specialist police unit sent hundreds of emails from his work account to run a youth football team during work hours, a disciplinary hearing has been told. • Six officers from Hampshire Constabulary’s Serious Organised Crime Unit (Socu) North office in Basingstoke

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    Friday, 23rd October

    Road policing bible gets an overhaul

    Road policing bible gets an overhaul

    Advice for aspiring traffic officers has been updated with new guidance on advanced techniques. • New editions of the iconic Roadcraft and Motorcycle Roadcraft titles are set to go live at the end of the month with new updates based on reviews by a working group of experienced instructors

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    Delayed CSR will hit cyber crime fight, says finance chief

    Delayed CSR will hit cyber crime fight, says finance chief

    Halting the Whitehall spending review could hit police investment in cyber security and staffing, the leader of public sector finance chiefs has warned. • Police leaders, particularly those leading specialist projects such as building the new police cyber capability are seeking clarity from

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    Paul Greaves, FCN's Senior Commercial Manager

    First national Dynamic Purchasing System for digital forensics goes live

    Forensic service providers are invited to enter their bid to be on the £60million framework for the first national Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for digital forensic services. • The DPS means new technology and software suppliers can apply to join the national framework for digital foren

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    Remote fingerprinting to be rolled out

    Remote fingerprinting to be rolled out

    Dorset Police is set to become one of the first forces to use a new technology to remotely transfer fingerprints for analysis directly from crime scenes. • The technology will save forces time by removing the need to transfer suspects to the police station to take prints. It is one of a

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    Thursday, 22nd October

    Officers really are getting younger as recruitment age lowered to 17

    Officers really are getting younger as recruitment age lowered to 17

    Officer recruitment age has been cut to 17-years-old to allow recruits to apply for the apprenticeship scheme. • An amendment to the Police Regulations 2020 has lowered the recruitment age from 18 to 17 years old. Recruits will not however be able to start in the role until they tur

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    IOPC criticises mental health services over custody deaths

    IOPC criticises mental health services over custody deaths

    Mental health service providers have been heavily criticised for failures that lead to vulnerable people dying in police custody. • Police-related road traffic deaths involvi

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    Shaun Bailey pledges 500 Met officers for safeguarding women

    Shaun Bailey pledges 500 Met officers for safeguarding women

    London Mayor Candidate Shaun Bailey is planning on providing the Met with 500 dedicated officers for violence against women as he criticises incumbent Sadiq Khan for "defunding the police" to the tune of £110m. • One of Mr Bailey's policing commitments is to recruit an additional 8,

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    Gloucestershire chief constable set to stay for at least five years

    Gloucestershire chief constable set to stay for at least five years

    Rod Hansen is staying put after having his contract extended for the next five years. • Chief Constable Rod Hansen has agreed terms with the force’s police and crime commissioner rounding off a month that included being awarded the Queen’s Police Medal in the Birthday Honours

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    Wednesday, 21st October

    Cambridgeshire's chief constable Nick Dean

    Cambridgeshire proposes changes to neighbourhood model to save £1.7m

    Chief Constable Nick Dean has announced proposed changes to the force's neighbourhood policing including halving the number of PCSOs and shutting nine enquiry offices. • Cambridgeshire Constabulary today (21 October) announced the proposed changes, which include: The reduction of P

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    CBO on woman who assaulted and verbally abused officers

    CBO on woman who assaulted and verbally abused officers

    Order prevents woman from contacting police or entering two London boroughs. • The Met has secured a criminal behaviour order (CBO) for the first time against a woman who committed a number of assaults against officers in north west London. At Isleworth Crown Court on Tuesday, 20 Octobe

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