Red Snapper Group
Advertisement Feature: Red Snapper Group (RSG) have announced a new partnership with Police Revision, an e-learning platform that provides police officers with the tools they need to progress in their police promotion exams.
Peter Joyce, Visiting Professor, University of Glyndŵr
Analysis: This May, in England and Wales, the public will go to the polls to elect their local Police and Crime Commissioner. Professor Peter Joyce and Dr Wendy Laverick examine the lessons to be learnt from the previous two elections in 2012 and 2016 and what prospective candidates are likely to focus on in 2020.
Andrew Staniforth, Policing Insight
Analysis: As UK police are set to receive new powers to tackle the problem of illegal drone activity, Policing Insight contributor Andrew Staniforth examines the risks drones pose to our safety and security and the wider work happening to counteract them.
Carina O'Reilly - Academic Editor, Policing Insight
IN THE NEWS: This summary curates the key policing-related research that's been published online in the last week, with links to the original journal articles, and selected abstracts - plus a short guide outlining how serving police officers and staff can get access, free, to many of the articles listed through the National Police Library. You do not need to be a member of the College to access its library.
Analysis: Lord Carlile's removal as the independent reviewer of the counter-terror Prevent strategy following a legal challenge has left the Government in a difficult position. With just eight months until the Review must, by law, be completed and its findings shared, Policing Insight contributor Andrew Staniforth explores the challenges ahead.
Ian Wiggett - Policing Insight
Analysis: Last week's police funding settlement - the biggest increase in police funding for a decade - has been welcomed by many in the service. While the headline figures are impressive, former Assistant Chief Constable and now CoPaCC Director Ian Wiggett takes a closer look and finds some questions still need to be answered.
Keith Potter, Policing Insight
World Class Policing Awards: A force-wide initiative to equip officers with smartphones and develop apps that maximise the benefits of mobile working was recognised as a winner at the recent inaugural World Class Policing Awards sponsored by Accenture. In the fourth of twelve articles focusing on the award-winning nominations, Keith Potter takes a closer look at the New Zealand Police Mobility Programme.
Opinion: With police forces across the UK now faced with the task of recruiting an additional 20,000 officers, Policing Insight Contributor Andrew Staniforth says the service should seize the opportunity to recruit more creative thinkers for the benefit of policing.
Tina Orr Munro - Editor, Policing Insight
NEWS: The Police ICT Summit is held every year, but this year’s event is set to be a milestone with the publication of the service’s first national digital strategy for policing. Policing Insight reports from the conference.
INSIGHT: This week’s Police ICT Summit will see suppliers, police buyers and stakeholders discuss current challenges and develop solutions. But where are the voices of the end users in this process? And could a greater focus on user experience help to solve existing challenges as well as develop more effective long-term solutions?
Bernard Rix - Publisher, Policing Insight
OPINION: The annual Police ICT Summit takes place this week in Manchester, bringing together the key players who can together agree and deliver a roadmap for police ICT across England and Wales. Policing Insight Publisher Bernard Rix calls on those at the Summit to focus on finding common ground, rather than emphasising their differences.
Insight: With the annual Police ICT Summit set to take place this week in Manchester, Policing Insight asked senior police leaders, police suppliers and stakeholders for their views on the biggest challenges for Police ICT and what they are hoping to see emerge from this year's conference.
Darren Scates - Chief Technology Officer, Metropolitan Police Service
opinion: There are 43 Home Office ‘funded’ police forces in England and Wales out of a total of around 50 law enforcement agencies across the United Kingdom. Darren Scates, Chief Technology Officer for the Metropolitan Police Service, offers his personal view on how to deliver technology more effectively in this distributed environment, and asks: "Can we increase the success rate of projects and programmes?"
Martin Scoble, Client Services Director, Futr A.I.
opinion: Dialling 999 remains the traditional way to contact the police in an emergency, but with demand rising and the public increasingly turning to messaging apps, could chatbots offer policing an affordable alternative to managing demand? Futr A.I.'s Client Services Director Martin Scoble explores the chatbots' potential.
Waheed Saleem - Assistant PCC, West Midlands
Opinion: The major influx of new recruits into policing is a perfect opportunity to improve BAME representation in the police service, but Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner for West Midlands Police Waheed Saleem argues it will require a fundamental overhaul of the service's approach to recruitment.
Eleanor R Benson, Integrated Biometrics
Opinion: Several UK forces have begun to adopt mobile biometric fingerprinting ID devices. In the United States, FBI field officers already carry these devices as a standard part of their kit. Eleanor Benson of Integrated Biometrics (IB) explains the benefits of the technology to policing and the public.
World Class Policing Awards: A UK policing initiative to disrupt and prevent crime by combining targeted intelligence with enhanced use of technology and specialist training was, after achieving significant successes across two county forces, recognised as a winner at the recent inaugural World Class Policing Awards sponsored by Accenture. In the third of 12 articles focusing on the award-winning nominations, Keith Potter takes a closer look at Operation Moonshot.
Analysis: The widespread bush fires in Australia have focused attention on how emergency services respond to large scale incidents caused by extreme weather. With incidents such as these set to become increasingly common, Policing Insight Contributor Andrew Staniforth looks at how the EU is tackling the threat to public safety posed by climate change.
Owen Sayers, Fenix Consultants
ANALYSIS: With the UK set to exit the EU at the end of this month, Owen Sayers, an enterprise architect, privacy and security specialist with thirty years' experience in the CJS, outlines what this means for UK data protection law for Competent Authorities including law enforcement agencies.