Gary Mason - Policing Insight
NEWS: North Yorkshire Police has set up a new Automated Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) hub to improve its ability to deal with cross border criminality.
Bernard Rix - CoPaCC
NEWSLINK: This morning’s Daily Express carries an article headlined “Police spend £32 million on media ‘spin doctors’ as bobbies are cut”. The article suggests that this is sufficient to fund more than 600 front-line officers.
Nick Alatti - Policing Insight
OPINION: Nick Alatti talks to Olly Martins about the recent council tax referendum defeat and his controversial period in office as a Labour PCC for Bedfordshire.
Lord Harris - Chair, All Party Parliamentary Cttee on Policing
OPINION: In light of the General Election result, PCCs are here to stay. Lord Toby Harris outlines his views on the development of their role and argues for greater ambition.
Ailsa Beaton - Independent Consultant
ANALYSIS: Ailsa Beaton looks at the implications for law enforcement and security agencies and whether there are real benefits or just more bureaucracy and cost.
Dr. Tim Brain - Policing Insight
ANALYSIS: Dr Tim Brain analyses the failure of the referendum, it's poor prospects for success and the resulting financial and political repercussions.
NEWS LINK: Announcement of city devolution plans raises questions about policing governance.
REPORT: The latest in the CoPaCC Thematic Report series presents, and provides analysis of, submissions from nine OPCCs and ten stakeholder organisations.
IN THE NEWS: Gary Mason reviews the week’s national and local police news.
NEWS: South Yorkshire Police this week started a new neighbourhood policing system, which uses changes in shift patterns and mobile technology to try and provide 24-hour policing cover while reducing costs by more than £8 million.
EXCLUSIVE: Nick Alatti interviews the Conservative PCC for Northamptonshire examining progress on his crime plan, value for money and some notable controversies.
OPINION: Gary Mason argues that the serious shortcomings of the Bedfordshire police precept referendum may preclude their use in future.
NEWS: Pressure is mounting on Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Olly Martins after voters overwhelmingly rejected his plans to increase the council tax precept by 15.8%.
OPINION: Bernard Rix, CEO of CoPaCC, shares his experience of the referendum as a resident taking part.
OPINION: Bernard Rix, CEO of CoPaCC, gives his reaction to a night of election drama.
Simon Bullock - CoPaCC
ANALYSIS: Despite both Conservative and Labour outlining manifesto commitments that put victims at the heart of criminal justice policy, Simon Bullock, former Director of Policy for the Bedfordshire PCC, says a one size fits all policy will not be enough.
Peter Neyroud - Cambridge University
ANALYSIS: Peter Neyroud remarks on the absence of discussion on the future of policing during the General Election.
IN THE NEWS: Gary Mason reviews the past week’s national and local police news in the media.
NEWS: In an unusual foray into operational policing the PCC of Dyfed Powys is asking residents to take part in a survey on whether they think officers should be routinely armed on duty.
NEWS: Two police and crime commissioners say they have been forced to make substantial cuts to the number of PCSOs employed by their forces in an attempt to balance the books.