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A look back at 2023 and farewell to print
Catherine Levin, Editor of Emergency Services Times, reflects on 2023. As well as some interview and insight highlights, she also taloks about the decision to be digital only going forward. More via Emergency Services Times
College of Policing releases force control room implementation guidance
The College of Policing (COP) has released new guidance aimed at forces that are looking to implement the Right Care Right Person (RCRP) approach when responding to health and social care-related calls for service.
New taxi marshal service launched in Northampton to promote safer travelling at night time
A new taxi marshal service has been launched in Northampton to help people to travel more safely during peak Night Time Economy (NTE) periods.
The marshals will be responsible for making sure lone females, vulnerable people and those accompanied by children are safely supervised when using taxis as well as addressing any conflicts arising on the taxi rank and reporting any incidents to the Licensing Authority and Northamptonshire Police. More via West Northamptonshire Council
Pioneering military recruitment scheme showcased to UK police forces
A delegation of senior police figures descended upon Nottinghamshire to learn about a brand-new training programme designed to turn military leavers into police officers.
The first cohort was given their first taste of frontline policing in the summer and are now completing a Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA), which will see them become fully-fledged police officers. More via Nottinghamshire Police
Clearer vision, targets and standards needed to boost UK’s extreme weather resilience – NAO Director
Sian Jones, Director of Cross-Government Value For Money at the National Audit Office (NAO) reflects on the NAO’s recent report, “Government Resilience: Extreme Weather”.
Jones says that the report’s recommendations of strengthening leadership, developing resilience standards, and coordinating prioritised climate investment underscore the urgency for strategic planning and collaborative efforts to protect the nation against the impacts of climate change. More via National Preparedness Commission
Police to patrol service stations and laybys to target freight theft
Police will increase presence to crack down on criminal gangs targeting lorries and stealing their goods.
Known as Operation Yard, officers will carry out regular patrols at services stations and laybys being used by haulage drivers to park up overnight throughout the three counties covered by West Mercia Police. More via West Mercia Police
Public back keeping Powys Wales Air Ambulance base
The public’s views on the future of the Wales Air Ambulance have been revealed – and they show a majority of people want the bases to stay where they are.
The results of the public meetings on the future of the Welshpool base held over the county over the last year show that there was a “consensus of support” for the option which would see the bases kept where they are with extra vehicles. More via Powys County Times