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College of Policing launches new Code of Ethics
The College of Policing (COP) has launched a new Code of Ethics which sets out the professional behaviours that the public can expect to see from officers, staff and volunteers. More via Emergency Services Times
West Midlands Fire Service’s chief officer Wayne Brown found dead
The chief officer of West Midlands Fire Service has been found dead at his home.
Wayne Brown was discovered earlier on Wednesday, Greg Brackenridge, chair of West Midlands Fire and Rescue Authority, said.
In a statement, he said his death was not being treated as suspicious by police. More via BBC News
New study looks at the impact of rescue on the public
Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS) has commissioned psychology researchers at the University of Kent to conduct a study, called the ‘Psychology of Rescue’, to look at how our actions or inactions impact the psychology of those we rescue. More via Emergency Services Times
Ambulance staff warned not to charge their own electric vehicles at Belfast HQ
Ambulance service workers have been warned not to use electric charging points meant for life-saving Rapid Response Vehicles on their own cars at its HQ on the outskirts of south Belfast. More via Belfast Telegraph
West Mercia Police confirms its next Chief Constable
Kyle Gordon has been confirmed as the next Chief Constable of West Mercia Police at the Police and Crime Panel.
Kyle was chosen by PCC John Campion as the preferred candidate as Chief Constable following a vigorous and open process in December 2023. More via Emergency Services Times
COP releases upgraded mobile app for cyber and digital operations
The College of Policing (COP) has upgraded its CyberTools app – now called CyberDigiTools.
The updates support officers to recognise and make the most of any cyber and digital evidence and intelligence when investigating a crime. More via COP
Airport staff thanked for crucial role in supporting emergency services
The crucial role Haverfordwest Airport and its staff play to keep emergency services aircraft flying at any time of day or night has been applauded by blue light teams.
Haverfordwest Airport’s dedicated team of staff go above and beyond to provide emergency services, such as HM Maritime and Coastguard Agency, with the support needed to help save lives. More via Wales247
APCC Chair issues response to NPCC police integrity screening data
The Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC), Donna Jones, has issued a statement in response to the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) police integrity screening data.
Jones said the data should provide the public with the assurance they need on the quality and integrity of the police. More via APCC