Articles by Catherine Levin

Now that the electoral campaigns for Police and Crime Commissioners are firmly underway, it’s a good time to look at how it’s going and why it’s no surprise that voters aren’t that motivated to vote for them given how complex police governance has become.


The Invisible Risk conference focused on how to improve the way firefighters deal with contaminated PPE with Dr Emily Watkins providing advice on what changes could collectively make a big difference to reducing cancer risks.

The Home Affairs Select Committee has started a new enquiry looking at culture in the fire and rescue service in England. Hearing evidence first from the inspectorate, independent review authors and trade unions, it questioned whether His Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services was equipped to influence the pace and type of change required.