Patricia Moberly - CSPL
OPINION: Patricia Moberly, a member of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, reflects on the Committee's recently published work examining policing integrity.
Dr. Tim Brain - Policing Insight
ANALYSIS: Dr Timothy Brain examines the impact on policing of the Summer Budget 2015
Policing Insight team
NEWSLINK: The Home Office publishes statistics on the use of Taser by police in 2014 showing a small decrease of 3% since 2013 but a 50% increase since 2010. In light of the of inquest verdict on the Jordan Begley case, the NPCC responds by defending the use of Taser but calling for the medical evidence to be referred to an independent body for review.
Gavin Thomas - PSAEW
OPINION: On the eve of the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide, Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas, Vice President of the Police Superintendents' Association, reflects on a recent visit to the small town where more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims, mostly men and boys, were killed.
Gary Mason - Policing Insight
IN THE NEWS: Gary Mason reviews the week’s local and national news including a landmark police firearms case at the Old Bailey and a justification for poor arrest rates among Special Constables
Nick Alatti - Policing Insight
OPINION: Richard Rhodes, the Conservative PCC for Cumbria talks about the challenges facing a rural police force and why all merger plans must be resisted.
Paul Grady - Head of Police at Grant Thornton UK LLP
ANALYSIS: Paul Grady and Stephanie Liu from leading police auditors Grant Thornton, examine the key areas of challenge faced by police audit committees: engaging with the wider organisation; effective risk management; and integrated governance and the role of the audit committee.
Matthew Ellis - PCC for Staffordshire
OPINION: Matthew Ellis contributes his views to the consultation on a new delivery model for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service (SFARS) and argues that an integrated police and fire service should be considered.
Simon Bullock - CoPaCC
ANALYSIS: Simon Bullock takes a look at the "Reshaping Policing for the Public" discussion paper recently published by the advisory group on the national debate on policing in austerity. Can the report help bridge the fundamental difference of opinion between policy makers and police leaders?
Jon Harvey - Independent Advisor
OPINION: Jon Harvey provides his impressions from the launch last week of the report by the Committee on Standards in Public Life, on leadership, ethics and accountability in policing plus a personal response by Lord Bew the committee chairman, addressing the six key questions Jon raises.
NEWSLINK: Essex PCC and Police ICT Company Chairman Nick Alston speaks about the Company’s inception, its aims and ambitions for the future.
NEWSLINK: We collate the three reports on child protection looking at the business processes of police forces, the results of a national programme of child protection inspections and a report on the police service’s efforts to tackle online child sexual exploitation plus stake holder responses.
Bernard Rix - CoPaCC
REPORT: Download the latest report covering policing and police and crime commissioner activity during June.
NEWSLINK: Criminal justice agencies must do more to make sure they treat victims with dignity and respect, the Victims’ Commissioner said today.
ANNOUNCEMENT: With the confirmation that PCCs are here to stay, CoPaCC outlines its plans to help declared and potential PCC candidates, policing commentators and interested members of the public prepare for the PCC elections in May 2016.
Della Cannings - Chairman YAS NHS Trust
ANALYSIS: This article, by a former Chief Constable now Chairman of the Yorkshire Ambulance NHS Trust, is the first in an occasional series taking a high level look at the work of key criminal justice, emergency service and other policing partners.
NEWSLINK: Leadership across all ranks and roles needs to change in order to help policing meet challenges of the future, according to a final report published by the College of Policing today.
OPINION: Former Conservative MP and successful businessman Sir Graham Bright talks about putting victims first and changing the culture of policing.
IN THE NEWS: Gary Mason reviews the week’s national and local police news including a report on "Reshaping policing for the public", the West Midlands Police withheld report on grooming and a spat over finances between a local MP and his PCC.
Simon Guilfoyle - Police Inspector, lecturer and advisor
OPINION: The debate on moving away from a police performance target culture continues. Simon Guilfoyle argues that the concept of ditching targets needs wider thought about how police performance management can evolve in their absence.