2018 REVIEW: As 2018 draws to a close, Policing Insight's editorial team highlight some of their favourite articles from the past year and set them as FREE access for all our readers to enjoy during the holiday period
Interview: Police users have been complaining for years about the fact that systems can’t talk to each other: it’s also been a recurring complaint in Policing Insight’s police ICT user survey. Now a group of suppliers have come forward to say that things don’t need to be this way and the solution is surprisingly simple. Here, Policing Insight talks to one of them, Clare Elford, Managing Director of Clue which supplies investigation case management software to many forces and other organisations.
News: Following delays due to the ‘meaningful vote’, the police funding settlement for 2019/20 has finally been announced (13 Dec) and will see the biggest investment in policing since 2010, but is it all it seems?
Analysis: Fraud accounts for a third of reported crime in England and Wales yet the number of cases investigated and prosecuted is tiny compared to the volume. As the Police Foundation publishes its latest research on improving the police response to fraud victims, Ian Dyson, Commissioner for the City of London Police which leads nationally on fraud, says things are changing.
NEWS: As Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) moves to a national system next year, National ANPR Lead Chief Constable Charlie Hall QPM tells this year’s ANPR conference that consistency is key to maintaining the integrity of the new National ANPR System (NAS) and to deflecting inevitable challenges.
Live blog: As the police complaints system undergoes major reform, the 18th Professional Standards and Ethics National Conference 2018 meets today to consider what those changes mean for policing (26 November). We will be live blogging from the event.
Analysis: Figures published this month show many forces have fully embraced social media and are using it to not only communicate crime and incident-related messages, but also to engage with the public. However, research shows there's still room for improvement.
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?