NEWS: A partnership scheme between police forces in Northamptonshire and Cheshire has picked up a prestigious international award.
NEWS: A senior officer with the rank of Assistant Chief Constable has been appointed by two police forces with the specific role of developing a strategic alliance in order to save £20 million within four years.
IN THE NEWS: Gary Mason reviews the week’s national and local police news.
NEWS: The chief constables and police and crime commissioners for three forces have signed an agreement to extend their collaboration to cover HR and training.
NEWS: North Yorkshire Police has set up a new Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) hub to improve its ability to deal with cross border criminality.
NEWS: South Yorkshire Police this week started a new neighbourhood policing system, which uses changes in shift patterns and mobile technology to try and provide 24-hour policing cover while reducing costs by more than £8 million.
OPINION: Gary Mason argues that the serious shortcomings of the Bedfordshire police precept referendum may preclude their use in future.
IN THE NEWS: Gary Mason reviews the past week’s national and local police news in the media.
NEWS: In an unusual foray into operational policing the PCC of Dyfed Powys is asking residents to take part in a survey on whether they think officers should be routinely armed on duty.
NEWS: Two police and crime commissioners say they have been forced to make substantial cuts to the number of PCSOs employed by their forces in an attempt to balance the books.