Keith Potter, Policing Insight
Analysis: The latest in our Report Watch series summarises the National Digital Policing Strategy 2020-2030 which was officially launched at this year's Police ICT Summit. The Strategy sets out a new digital ambition for UK policing.
Andrew Staniforth, Policing Insight
Opinion: Despite the damage caused of the UK's failure to notify EU member states of 75,000 criminal convictions, Policing Insight contributor Andrew Staniforth argues it is critical that trust is restored and close collaboration between intelligence and law enforcement agencies continues post Brexit.
Tony Alderman - Australian Federal Police
Insight: When the Australian Federal Police's take on 'Love Actually' was released in December 2018, it went viral with 1.3million views in just three days. Manager of AFP's Government and Media Executive Tony Alderman and APF Social Media Manager Laura Haddock discuss the importance of social media for community engagement and how a little humour can be a powerful tool.
Andy Higgins - Senior Analyst, Police Foundation
ANALYSIS: In September last year, the Police Foundation launched the Strategic Review of Policing in England and Wales. The Police Foundation's Andy Higgins reflects on the publication last week of the first in a series of Insight Papers that will inform the Strategic Review's deliberations.
Dr Felia Allum - Senior Lecturer, University of Bath
OPINION: Dr Felia Allum argues that perhaps a new approach is needed to fight organised crime – one that is less centred around the moment a crime is committed, and takes a wider view of the membership and organisational structures of the groups behind those crimes. Are there lessons to learn from how Italy tackles the mafia?
Opinion: The Streatham terror attack has raised a number of questions and calls for more stringent measures to protect the public. Policing Insight contributor Andrew Staniforth argues that it is write to re-examine our approach to terror attacks, but 'knee-jerk' reactions can do more harm than good.
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.
Richard Hobbs, UK Policing Lead, Deloitte
Analysis: New investment offers a huge opportunity to reshape UK policing, but there are still difficult choices to be made. In a co-authored article, Deloitte's UK Policing Lead Partner Richard Hobbs (pictured) and Strategic Adviser Tom Gash examine the emerging themes in Deloitte's 'Policing 4.0: How 20,000 officers can transform UK policing' and their implications for the service.
World Class Policing Awards: Wiltshire Police’s role in leading an extraordinary co-ordinated response to the unprecedented 2018 Novichok attacks in Salisbury and Amesbury was recognised as a winner at the recent inaugural World Class Policing Awards sponsored by Accenture. In the sixth of twelve articles focusing on the award-winning nominations, Keith Potter takes a closer look at an outstanding multi-agency operation.
Tina Orr Munro - Editor, Policing Insight
Innovation: The number of children missing from care in the UK is on the increase and the sole responsibility for finding them often rests with the police, but Durham Constabulary's Philomena Protocol has managed to reverse this trend and has led to a 38 per cent fall in missing children in care reports since its introduction in 2018.
Dr Sarah Jane Fox, UEL
Opinion: In an era of fake news the Director of Policing at the UEL's Centre of Professional Policing (CoPP) and former police officer Dr Sarah Cox discusses how Project Tri- Com, a new and innovative collaborative initiative, encourages inclusion and engagement across London by breaking down barriers and busting myths.
Bernard Rix - Publisher, Policing Insight
Opinion: HMICFRS' report - Diverging under pressure - has revealed a service buckling under the pressure of rising and more complex demand alongside budget constraints. CoPaCC Director Bernard Rix says simply computerising policing tasks of the 1960s is not good enough, the service needs a complete redesign.
Analysis: The latest in our Report Watch series summarises the recent PEEL Spotlight publication - Diverging under pressure - which provides an overview of the 2018/19 PEEL inspections alongside emerging themes for police forces in England and Wales.
NEW SERIES: In our continuing series aimed at supporting the new police degree entry recruits, Policing Insight's Academic Editor Carina O'Reilly delves deeper into Evidence-Based Policing (EBP) in the context of 'what works'.
Interview: As cyber crime activity continues to rise across Europe, former Chief Inspector of the Croatian Police Jelena Levak explains to Policing Insight the cyber security challenges for policing, and the impact upon law enforcement agencies in Croatia and across the European Member States.
Montell Neufville - Chair, Bedfordshire Police Community Scrutiny Panel
Opinion: Procedural justice refers to how the public's interaction with police officers shapes their view of the police and their willingness to obey the law. Bedfordshire Police Stop and Search Panel Chair Montell Neufville says that, given its potential to reduce crime, procedural justice is relevant to all areas of policing.
Professor Gloria Laycock OBE, Jill Dando Institute, UCL
OPINION: Professor Herman Goldstein, the pioneer of Problem-orientated policing (POP), passed away recently. His contribution to policing spans more than five decades and its impact has been felt across the globe. Professor Gloria Laycock OBE, from the Jill Dando Institute, UCL, pays tribute to Professor Goldstein and how he changed our understanding of policing.
Policing Insight team
REGION FOCUS: Candidate details for the PCC Elections 2020 in Dyfed-Powys, along with details of previous PCC election outcomes
REGION FOCUS: Candidate details for the PCC Elections 2020 in Gwent, along with details of previous PCC election outcomes