Tom Wheelhouse, CEO, Mightify
Opinion: As 2019 draws to a close and a new Government is installed in the UK, Mightify's Tom Wheelhouse publishes his own personal 'manifesto' for the emergency services where he calls for a common sense, people-based positive approach in 2020.
Toni, Freelance mental health consultant and writer
Opinion: In Britain, three quarters of those who die by suicide are male. Prior to taking their own lives, men's behaviour can be markedly different to that of women. As the police service is predominantly male, freelance mental health consultant Toni says it's time the service acknowledges this and develops suicide prevention initiatives specifically for men.
Martin Gallagher, Police Scotland
OPINION: Over the past few decades, in pursuit of accountability, policing has become increasingly codified and legislated. Serving officer Martin Gallagher argues that this has not just damaged police discretion, but the capacity of the police to fulfil their core functions: preventing and solving crime.
Melissa Gole, Police Mental Health Champion
Opinion: When a police officer is killed in the line of duty, it sends shock waves throughout the police service and the wider community, but how can we ensure their sacrifice is not forgotten? Australian-based Police Mental Health Champion Melissa Gole explores the different ways Australia honours its fallen officers.
Tina Orr Munro - Contributing Editor, Policing Insight
Interview: In 2015, Humberside Police became the first force to be awarded an 'inadequate' in the HMICFRS PEEL Assessments and morale was at its lowest ebb. Since then the force has turned itself around. Policing Insight's editor Tina Orr-Munro interviews Humberside PCC Keith Hunter to find out how the force's morale went from the lowest to the highest in the country.
Martin Wilson, Senior Consultant, Enlighten Training
Opinion: The addition of 20,000 new police officers will coincide with the new degree entry qualification requirements, including degree apprenticeships. Former head of Innovation for Kent and Essex police and now senior consultant at Enlighten Training Martin Wilson considers the potential challenges this presents.
Policing Insight team
Opinion: Last month, Sir George Hamilton, recently retired Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, delivered a keynote address at the annual Police Foundation conference. Published here in full, Sir George explores what the Peelian principle - 'the police are the public and public are the police' - means for 21st century policing.
Andrew Staniforth, Policing Insight
Opinion: The terror attack on London Bridge has revealed critical aspects of the UK's Counter Terrorism Strategy (CONTEST) are not working. Policing Insight Contributor Andrew Staniforth says the 'Pursue' element of CONTEST should be independently reviewed alongside all current terrorism legislation.
Ian Bell, CEO, Police ICT Company
Opinion: With the annual Police ICT Summit approaching in the New Year, Ian Bell, CEO of the Police ICT Company reflects on the progress that has been made since last year's conference and what delegates can look forward to at this year's event.
James Slessor, MD Accenture Police Services
Opinion: Cybercrime is notoriously difficult to prevent and police. James Slessor, Managing Director of Accenture Public Safety, considers the complexities of digital policing across borders and the effectiveness of the current policing model in combating this.
Jorge J Román, Ph.D, Consultant, Dubai Police
Insight: The Dubai Police Youth Council was set up in 2017 to enable young people to have a greater say in policies that impacted them as part of a wider UAE initiative. Dubai Police Consultant Jorge J. Román Ph.D explains how the Council works and the impact it has had.
INTERVIEW: In an exclusive interview with Policing Insight, NPCC International Policing Lead and Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset Police Andy Marsh QPM highlights the crucial role of the Joint International Policing Hub in preventing crime reaching the UK and his ambitions for its future.
PS Darren Moor, Kent Police
Opinion: Kent Police Sergeant Darren Moor has just published the 'ultimate guide to health' for fellow officers and front-line civilian staff. Here he explains what motivated him to write How To Survive Your Police Career and the impact he is hoping it will have.
Keith Potter, Editor, Policing Insight
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: In the second part of Policing Insight’s interview with the Victims’ Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird QC explores some of the steps that policing and police and crime commissioners need to take to improve the treatment of, and support for, victims of crime as well as the challenges that lie ahead.
Nina Champion, Criminal Justice Alliance
OPINION: While the focus of attention is on the upcoming general election, candidates for the next round of PCC elections are also becoming clear. Nina Champion, Director of the Criminal Justice Alliance, and Phil Bowen, Director of the Centre for Justice Innovation, look at how the race could affect criminal justice policy.
Interview: Technical Expert for Thekking* Steingrímur Fannar Stefánsson tells Policing Insight about an award-winning project to share sensitive digital evidence between the Reykjavik Metropolitan Police and the National University Hospital of Iceland.
Dr Emma Williams - Policing Programme Director
ANALYSIS : The way that policing is presented to the public affects public understanding and confidence. Yet documentaries such as The Met often give a very limited and stereotypical account of police work. Dr Emma Williams of Canterbury Christ Church University argues that police and the documentaries that follow them need to focus more on innovative programmes addressing problems at their origin.
Jessica Russell, techUK
Opinion: Last week, the policing world came together to celebrate the best of policing at the World Class Policing Awards 2019. techUK's Justice and Emergency Services Programme Manager Jessica Russell reflects on the evening and the importance of collaboration.
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: In the first of a two-part interview, former Police and Crime Commissioner for Northumbria and now Victims' Commissioner Dame Vera Baird QC talks to Policing Insight about the Victims’ Strategy and Victims’ Code, and her own role in ensuring that victims of crime are treated with decency and dignity.
INTERVIEW: The scale and cost of Police ICT makes it a highly risky venture with no guarantee of success so how does the police service embrace new and emerging technology without risking vast amounts of money? Policing Insight talks to Assistant Chief Officer Hacer Evans, Director of the Digital Policing Portfolio, about the 'Digital Policing Accelerator'.