Analysis: The Draft EU Withdrawal Agreement has finally been published and agreed by the Cabinet, but, while the political fall out continues, what does it mean for UK policing?
INTERVIEW: University of East London (UEL) journalism students and Samosa Media have produced a film exploring Prevent, the Government’s anti-radicalisation strategy. Anwar Akhtar, the film’s producer and founder of Samosa Media tells Policing Insight why the film was made and the impact he is hoping it will have.
NEWS: The Government's firm belief that a deal on policing and security will happen before the UK leaves the EU is at odds with the APCC's Brexit Working Group who told this year's APCC/NPCC summit there is absolutely 'no chance' of a deal. So, what plans are in place to manage a no deal Brexit?
INSIGHT: Earlier this month, Lancashire Constabulary held a Blue Light Innovation Summit 2018 to explore the role of innovation in policing, but, in an environment of constrained budgets and mounting pressures, can the police service create the right environment to innovate?
INSIGHT: 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.
INSIGHT: Published today, the "Police ICT: User Perspectives 2018" report includes articles providing a range of views on the results and what should happen next. Policing Insight's editor, Tina Orr Munro, here acknowledges that some progress on police ICT has been made since last year's survey - but widespread frustrations reveal the police service still has a very long way to go.
INSIGHT: The police service is used to reviews in one form or another so Policing Insight asked T/ACC Steve Graham, the Strategic Lead for Engagement for the Home Office's current review of frontline policing, what is so different about this one.
Live Updates: Live Updates: This morning Devon and Police and Crime Commissioner Alison Hernandez will meet the Police and Crime Panel to answer questions on the proposed merger between Devon and Cornwall Police and Dorset Police. If it goes through, it will be the first time in fifty years that two police forces have amalgamated. However, Alison Hernandez has raised serious concerns about the merger. The meeting is due to start at 10.30am.
Analysis: Following catastrophic bush fires in 2009 which killed 173 people, Australia implemented a mobile phone alert system so the emergency services could directly contact and advise the public during a major incident. The system has already saved lives and has now been implemented in other countries, so why not the UK?
Prize Draw Winner: As the second CoPaCC Police ICT User Perspectives Report is about to be published, we’re delighted to announce the winner of our prize draw. Congratulations to Detective Constable Ed Middleton from Gwent Police who has scooped an Apple iPad 2. Tina Orr-Munro speaks to DC Middleton about his experience of ICT in his day-to-day role as a financial crime investigator.
INSIGHT: The latest in our SPOTLIGHT ON series focuses on the barriers to chief constable recruitment. Following the issuing of a statement by the National Police Chiefs Council, the College of Policing and Association of Police and Crime Commissioners on the challenge of chief officer recruitment, we revisit a range of expert articles that explore the subject in more depth.
INSIGHT: Dr Cody Telep is assistant professor at the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Arizona State University. During an International Symposium on Policing and Evidence-based Practice at Birkbeck, University of London in July, Dr Telep was interviewed about his research and the challenges facing policing the US and UK. The following is a summary of that interview.