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Jamie Laing, Sandi Bogle, Penny Lancaster, Marcus Brigstocke and Katy Piper

'Celebrity specials' on new TV show have no powers

Five personalities went on patrol with constables in Cambridgeshire. • Cambridgeshire has been revealed as the force which hosted celebrities for a TV show where they could learn “what it’s really like to be at the sharp end of policing”. While previously reported elsewhe

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Superintendent Ian Drummond-Smith providing a demonstration (YouTube: HeartFM)

One-handed life-saving kit issued to force

Rise in vicious attacks sparks need for tourniquets used by army. • Military-grade tourniquets are being supplied to every officer in one force as the severity of assaults against them increases. All Devon and Cornwall officers and PCSOs are undergoing training to learn how to

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Retired police officer scoops £250k with winning lottery ticket

Retired police officer scoops £250k with winning lottery ticket

He said the winnings will change his life. • A former police officer has become the first ever winner of the Health Lottery mega raffle with a £250,000 win. Seventy-year-old Mick Aston from Wakefield, West Yorkshire served in the police for 20 years. He said: “I wa

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Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Chris Webb

U-turn PCC appoints new deputy

Role which was previously scrapped to save office costs returns. • A police and crime commissioner has appointed a deputy despite scrapping the post four years ago in a bid to save cash. Lancashire PCC Clive Grunshaw, on a salary of £85,000, has chosen Chris Webb, a Labour par

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Wednesday, 19th September

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Force to roll-out 'banter training'

It says there have been occasions where actions of some have caused offence to others. • A force will deliver “banter training” to its officers at the end of the month to teach them the fine line between bullying and fun. The three-hour long workshop at Leicestershire Poli

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Millions of pounds worth of traffic offence tickets cancelled by tri-force

Millions of pounds worth of traffic offence tickets cancelled by tri-force

Thousands of tickets voided every year. • Hundreds of thousands of pounds in revenue from traffic offences are being lost in one tri-force every year because of staffing problems and administrative errors, an informed insider claimed.  A Police Oracle Freedom of Information request re

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PC avoids dismissal after punching man who spat at him

PC avoids dismissal after punching man who spat at him

Another officer referred the matter to the MPS. • A Metropolitan police officer who punched a suspect while he was lying on the floor has been given a second chance. PC Steven Harrison was among officers who responded to reports of a fight outside a takeaway in the St Helier area of Sutton i

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Chief Constable Michelle Skeer and Deputy Chief Constable Mark Webster

New deputy for Cumbria Constabulary

He joined Cumbria in 2017. • The former director of intelligence at the National Crime Agency has been appointed deputy chief constable. Mark Webster started his policing career with Greater Manchester Police in 1992 and worked as senior detective in Moss Side and Manchester City Centr

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Tuesday, 18th September

Millie Banerjee, CoP chairman speaks at the PSA conference 2018

College of Policing leader admits relationship with HMICFRS is 'dysfunctional'

'We need to sort this out', she said. • The leader of the College of Policing conceded its responsibilities are “confusing” at a policing conference last week. Chairman of the College of Policing Millie Banerjee was grilled over the organisation’s purpose at

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CC Charlie Hall

No plans to cancel officer annual leave over Brexit

But book time off sooner rather than later if you've got your heart set on a Spring getaway. • Police chiefs have discussed embargoes on officer holiday next March but agreed they do not have enough information about potential threats to public safety. Today National Police Chiefs&rsqu

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Forces to use stop and search powers in knife crime crackdown

Forces to use stop and search powers in knife crime crackdown

All forces are taking part in week-long Operation Sceptre. • Police are set to ramp up stop and search activity as part of a nationwide blitz on knife crime. All forces in England and Wales are taking part in the week-long crackdown codenamed Operation Sceptre. From Tuesday, offic

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Andy Fittes

Outgoing Fed official on pay debate, reform and pensions

Andy Fittes spoke to Police Oracle ahead of his retirement to reflect on events since May 2014. • The current pay review mechanisms are better than the previous system, the outgoing general secretary of the Police Federation of England and Wales believes. And as staff association representa

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Monday, 17th September

Seven of the Volunteer Police Reservists with Sergeant Keith Burke, ACC Julie Cooke, Inspector Tom Welch and Superintendent Dave Charnock.

Merseyside police 'welcomes retired officers back with open arms'

Force announces police reserve project. • A retired police officer in their 70s is among former officers volunteering at their old force to help out in the event of a major incident. The ‘Dad’s Army’ style police back-up team has seen a swell of support over the last yea

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Chief Constable Mike Veale

Cleveland chief has case to answer for misconduct over phone damage

CC Veale is said to be embarrassed by his behaviour. • Cleveland Chief Constable Mike Veale has a case to answer for misconduct for lying about how his work phone was damaged, the Independent Office for Police Conduct has concluded. He told colleagues his phone had been dropped in a car pa

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Inspector was told complaining about 'bully' CC Byrne would be 'career suicide'

Inspector was told complaining about 'bully' CC Byrne would be 'career suicide'

Misconduct hearing for Cheshire Chief reconvenes. • Highly experienced and respected police staff left in droves after being bullied by their police chief who was “unable to see the mote in his own eye” a lawyer told a misconduct hearing this morning. The hearing into allegation

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PC Firzana Ahmed with CC Dee Collins and colleagues

Loose-fitting uniform introduced in bid to increase number of Muslim female recruits

New clothing made available for officers. • A force has introduced a new looser fitting uniform for female officers – in a bid to make it a more welcoming place for Muslim women to work. West Yorkshire Police has been trialling the new clothing, which is designed not to "show

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Sunday, 16th September

New investigation tool will help in county lines gangs battle

New investigation tool will help in county lines gangs battle

Evidence gathering tech letting officers do days worth of work in seconds. • Investigators are using a tool to take down dangerous county line dealers who are contributing to a surge in violent crime. County lines activity has become an increasingly popular way of dealing drugs around t

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More money ploughed into late running call handler system

More money ploughed into late running call handler system

Chiefs say roll-out cannot be rushed. • A new call handling system for Thames Valley and Hampshire Police is now even further over budget, it has been revealed. The computer system designed to handle high levels of demand in control rooms has been delayed by more than a year and gone

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    Saturday, 15th September

    CC George Hamilton: Number of factors led to decision to close

    PSNI off the RADAR as chief concedes defeat on keeping centre open

    Two reviews agree 'invaluable' resource to province not financially viable. • Policing has admitted it can no longer prop up a safety centre that has proved “invaluable” to tens of thousands of children and young people over the last five years. The Police Service of North

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    Lisa Osofsky: 'Different kind of director'

    SFO head promises 'no hiding place' for world's most sophisticated criminals

    Closer approach of intel to inception and investigation to trial to recovering proceeds of crime, says new agency boss. • US-style collaboration and an enterprising approach to sourcing information from charities and non-governmental organisations will turn Britain into a "high risk" coun

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