Cleveland Fire Brigade integrates with what3words location technology

Cleveland Fire Brigade’s fire crews can now quickly pinpoint an emergency caller’s exact location thanks to integration with the what3words app. The free app means that no matter where they are – in a field or the roadside, by a river bank or just outside one of a shopping centre’s many entrances – help can… Read more »

RNLI crew kit for Chief Exec’s former station

Volunteers from Salcombe Lifeboat Station have received their new lifesaving kit, as the national roll out of the RNLI’s new all-weather lifeboat crew kit reaches its conclusion. The RNLI’s Chief Executive, Mark Dowie, was at the station as the kit was supplied to the volunteer lifeboat crew. Mark, who took up the role of Chief… Read more »

Mobile phone technology roll out begins in Scotland

Police officers in Dundee, Perth, Kinross and Angus will be among the first in Scotland to start using mobile devices as part of their operational duties. Officers will be able to access a wide range of police systems while out on duty without the requirement to return to a police station and log on to… Read more »

Home Office funds innovative policing technology to prevent crime

The Home Office has pledged £5m to support the development of innovative technology to help police forces prevent crime. West Midlands Police will receive the grant to conduct further testing on a data analysis system that analyses large volumes of police-held data to assess the risk of someone committing a crime or becoming a victim…. Read more »

New G-Cloud 11 framework from CCS is now live

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has just launched the latest version of its framework for cloud-based services. With more services on offer than ever before, G-Cloud 11 is the ideal solution for all your cloud needs, from hosting to software and support. Here’s a range of the key benefits of G-Cloud 11 for public sector organisations,… Read more »

Procurement professionals under pressure to procure at lowest price, says report

More than half (59%) of procurement professionals working for blue light and other public sector organisations feel under pressure to procure at the lowest price, Fusion21‘s second annual Procurement Trends Report has found. This year’s survey results represent the views of 100 procurement professionals who work for organisations including fire and rescue services and NHS… Read more »

ŠKODA Kodiaq vRS converted to a pursuit car for UK police forces

The ŠKODA Kodiaq vRS, the most powerful SUV ever built by ŠKODA, has been expertly converted to a pursuit car for UK police forces. Powered by a twin turbo charged 2.0-litre TDI engine and equipped with a four-wheel-drive system and seven-speed DSG gearbox, the Kodiaq vRS can sprint from 0-62mph in just 7.0 seconds and… Read more »

Interim Chair appointed to East of England Ambulance Service

NHS England and NHS Improvement has announced the appointment of Nigel Beverley as Interim Chair of the East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust Board. Nigel, who replaces former Chair Sarah Boulton, who stands down from the role on 30 June, will continue in his role as Chair of Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital Board… Read more »

West Yorkshire Police includes degree as part of new recruitment pathway

Three hundred new police officers are being recruited by West Yorkshire Police, and for the first time officers will study for a degree as part of their training. The new training pathway is being launched to equip student officers with the skills needed to tackle increasingly sophisticated crime, and is in line with the national… Read more »