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NIFRS appoints new Chief Fire and Rescue Officer
The Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service (NIFRS) Board has announced the appointment of Mr Aidan Jennings as the new Chief Fire & Rescue Officer for NIFRS.
Mr Jennings has over 28 years of experience within the Fire & Rescue Service, most recently as Assistant Chief Fire & Rescue Officer and Director of Operational Delivery. He will take up his position today, 1 December 2023. More via NIFRS
New Scottish Police Chief sets out vision for policing
Scotland’s new Chief Constable Jo Farrell today outlined her vision to deliver effective policing for communities.
Chief Constable Farrell prioritised threat, harm and risk; prevention, problem solving and proactivity; and the wellbeing of officers and staff so they can deliver for the public. More via Police Scotland
Firefighters and police among 5,000 workers not paid in Guernsey
About 5,000 people on the States of Guernsey payroll, including police officers and firefighters, were not paid salaries and pensions on time after a “human error”, the States said.
It said the “payroll process” error meant both staff and former staff did not receive their pay and pensions overnight on 29 November. More via BBC News
Chief Constable Jeremy Vaughan appointed as Chair of National Police Chief’s Council Science and Innovation Committee
Chief Constable Jeremy Vaughan has been appointed Chair of the newly formed National Police Chiefs’ Council’s (NPCC) Science and Innovation Committee.
Mr Vaughan will focus on establishing the priorities for innovation and investment for UK policing. More via Science & Technology in Policing
Public consultation on NPCC Police Dog Standard now open
A public consultation on the National Police Chiefs’ Council Police Dog Standard is now live and will remain open until 23:59 on the 7 February 2024.
The consultation is seeking feedback on new nationally agreed minimum standards for all police forces and their Chief Constables who have police dog units. More via National Police Chiefs’ Council
FBU successfully defends against allegations of financial irregularities
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has successfully defended itself against allegations of financial irregularities within the union.
The financial irregularity claims were raised with the Certification Officer (CO), an official appointed by the government to monitor and regulate trade unions. More via FBU