Royston Martis - Policing Insight
POLICE FEDERATION CONFERENCE: The Home Office has the speed of a tractor, not a racing car, when it comes to helping the Police Federation of England and Wales to reform itself, the General Secretary of the staff association has said.
Bernard Rix - CoPaCC
NEWS: The Police Federation has this afternoon published three important documents. Together, they help to demonstrate the Police Federation’s determination to move forward with implementing the recommendations of Sir David Normington’s review, published last year. This review had argued, amongst other matters, for “a complete change in its openness and accountability”.
REPORT: An open invitation to PCCs to support the CoPaCC “PCCs and statutory transparency - revisited” Thematic
Gary Mason - Policing Insight
IN THE NEWS: Gary Mason reviews the week’s national and local police news.
Police Federation Conference: Police and crime commissioners can help repair the police service’s relationship with the Government, the Police Federation annual conference has heard. Royston Martis reports on the "Political Challenge" session today.
EXCLUSIVE: Theresa May, the Home Secretary, has this afternoon addressed the Association of Police and Crime Commissioner’s quarterly meeting where she set out her plans for further police reform.
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.
NEWSLINK: This morning’s Daily Express carries an article headlined “Police spend £32 million on media ‘spin doctors’ as bobbies are cut”. The article suggests that this is sufficient to fund more than 600 front-line officers.
NEWS LINK: Announcement of city devolution plans raises questions about policing governance.
REPORT: The latest in the CoPaCC Thematic Report series presents, and provides analysis of, submissions from nine OPCCs and ten stakeholder organisations.
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.
Nick Alatti - Policing Insight
NEWS: Pressure is mounting on Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Olly Martins after voters overwhelmingly rejected his plans to increase the council tax precept by 15.8%.
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.
NEWS: Preventing police officers from resigning ahead of disciplinary arrangements stops forces recruiting new officers or covering a suspended officer’s workload, a Police and Crime Commissioner has said.