Professor Juliet Lodge, Senior Research Analyst, Saher (UK) Ltd
OPINION: With an increasing emphasis on evidence based policing and greater engagement by police in research activities, Professor Juliet Lodge writes that ethics in police research are just as important as in their operational role.
Tina Orr Munro - Editor, Policing Insight
INTERVIEW: As the Police ICT Summit gets underway this week, Police ICT Company CEO Ian Bell talks to Policing Insight about the challenges he's faced in his first year in the role and what the future holds for Police ICT.
Interview: The cost of scamming in online market places is estimated to be almost £1.7 billion with victims losing £65, on average, although that figure rises to over £90 for older victims. Policing Insight speaks to the UK Head of Marketing and Customer Services for Gumtree – Britain’s market leading online classified ads platform – about the effort that online marketplaces can make to protect their users and how the police can help.
Dr Maggie Hall, Western Sydney University
OPINION: Calls for public access to information about child sex offenders living in local areas are common. However, Maggie Hall of Western Sydney University warns that sex offender registries can also lead to community hysteria, loss of sleep, and vigilante attacks on innocent people.
Interview: On the eve of this year's Police ICT Summit Policing Insight talks to one of this year's exhibitors, Simon Hall who is the co-founder and CEO of Coeus Software, about the barriers to police ICT and how their technology reflects the Policing Vision 2025.
Andrew Staniforth, Policing Insight
Interview: Following the rogue drone chaos at Gatwick Airport last month, Policing Insight asks international drone detection expert Professor Garik Markarian of Lancaster University, and CEO of Rinicom Ltd, to explain the operational challenges of detecting illegal drone activity and how authorities can develop their capabilities to prevent further incidents.
Tom Wheelhouse, CEO, Mightify
Opinion: People are policing's greatest asset, but former officer and now CEO of Mightify Tom Wheelhouse argues the service must be more creative and look for better ways to prevent 'the double whammy of capability and cost walking out of the door'.
Opinion: The creation of the Northern 8 Police Research Partnership is transforming the relationship between police and academics, bringing unique perspectives and practical solutions to policing issues. Policing Insight contributor and Senior Research Fellow at CENTRIC Andrew Staniforth takes a closer look at the N8 PRP.
Bernard Rix - CoPaCC
OPINION: CoPaCC Chief Executive and Policing Insight publisher Bernard Rix takes a look at what could be in store for policing in 2019. It's not just about Brexit...
Toni, Freelance mental health consultant and writer
Opinion: When freelance mental health consultant and writer Toni joined a night shift in December, she found officers suffering 'frustration fatigue' and a job that 'curates and nurtures' poor mental health. However, she argues that solely promoting resilience is not the solution.
Jim Gale, serving officer
LONG READ: Can history help tackle current policing issues? Devon and Cornwall Police Superintendent Jim Gale examines how the police service's rich heritage can support today's police leaders in maintaining the centuries-old 'social contract' between police and public.
Mark Bedding, Chorus Intelligence
OPINION: The issue of disclosure has made its way into the public domain, thanks to the collapse of high-profile trials. Mark Bedding, a former police officer now with Chorus Intelligence, argues that many police officers already have access to the technology they need to make disclosure simpler.
Martin Gallagher, Police Scotland
OPINION: As Israel joins the Netherlands and Canada in legalising medicinal cannabis, serving officer Martin Gallagher warns that there are significant and largely unexplored potential consequences of legalisation - not least, the future for organised crime groups currently operating in the cannabis trade.
Interview: Mental ill health still carries a stigma and officers and staff, reluctant to admit they might be struggling, often don't know where to turn. Policing Insight speaks to Judith Broug, the co-founder of the App Backup Buddy, about the barriers to seeking support and how Backup Buddy can help.
CHRISTMAS GREETINGS: Our Publisher, Bernard Rix, reflects on Policing Insight's last twelve months, sets out our Christmas and New Year schedule, and takes a look on what we're planning for 2019...
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
Insp. Dan Reynolds, Cheshire Police
OPINION: As part of the Home Office's Frontline Review, a series of #wecops chats were hosted over the last few months to help get officers' input. The aim of this discussion, hosted by @TACCSteveGraham, and written up by Insp. Dan Reynolds, was to explore the role of leadership in modern policing.
Comment: Policing Insight contributor and Senior Research Fellow at CENTRIC Andrew Staniforth outlines an initiative to help law enforcement agencies tackle online content that inspires radicalisation.
Penelope Gibbs, Director, Transform Justice
Opinion: Following a two-year battle with the Ministry of Justice for the release of a report into digital courts, Director of Transform Justice Penelope Gibbs says not all the risks highlighted in that report have been mitigated.
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.