Opinion: Earlier in the summer techUK brought together a group of senior police officers, civil servants, and tech industry leaders to explore how technology can best be harnessed to combat fraud. techUK's Henry Rex shares the group's recommendations.
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The role of Chief Constable was once much sought after, but with the number of applicants per post slumping to an average of two per role and retention rates falling, there's no denying it has lost its attraction for many. In an exclusive interview with Policing Insight, recently retired Chief Constable of Essex Stephen Kavanagh QPM explores the reasons.
The results of this year's Police ICT User survey have now been published, with police officers and staff expressing deep dissatisfaction with ICT provision in their forces. They tell a story of badly specified, out-of-date equipment, slow and unreliable systems with poor integration combined with a lack of suitable training and support.