Posts By: Catherine Levin

New boat for Humberside Police Marine Team

The result of a two year project, Humberside Police’s Marine Team now has a new vessel which is now patrolling rivers, coastline and ports across the region, as well as supporting other emergency services and partners. Named Galene after the Greek Goddess of the calm seas, it is the largest of its kind for Humberside… Read more »

Unblur wins new contract with London Fire Brigade

Following a tendering process, Unblur has been awarded the contract to provide London Fire Brigade with an Incident Command Operating System. The directors of Unblur are delighted to announce a commercial agreement with London Fire Brigade for a ten year contract to provide IRIS Core, as their incident command operating system to be used on… Read more »

National Police Wellbeing Survey results published

This year’s National Police Wellbeing Survey saw the highest survey response yet with 36,633 officers, staff and volunteers taking part – which is a 60% increase on the number of respondents from last year. The independent survey, carried out with the Policing Research Unit at Durham University, ran for seven weeks from October to December… Read more »

Dräger launches new thermal imaging camera with one-touch operation

Dräger, an international leader in the fields of medical and safety technology, has launched the UCF® FireVista, a thermal imaging camera (TIC) that can be activated one-handed with just one button, providing split-second access to critical visual support within a firefighting incident. TICs provide vital insight when visibility is significantly reduced due to fire, smoke or… Read more »

WMAS Medical Director receives prestigious medal from Royal College of Emergency Medicine

West Midland’s Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust’s Medical Director has received a prestigious award from the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) for her outstanding work over the last 17 years, but in particular during the pandemic.  Dr Alison Walker was one of only four recipients given medals by RCEM President, Dr Katherine Henderson,… Read more »

New Deputy Chief Constable for the Civil Nuclear Police Constabulary

After nearly 34 years of experience as a police officer in Northern Ireland, Stephen Martin has been appointed as Deputy Chief Constable, of the Civil Nuclear Police Constabulary. In his most recent role as T/Deputy Chief Constable, Stephen was responsible for corporate governance, professional standards, organisational change and performance. Prior to this he held He… Read more »

Panasonic introduces the ultimate rugged notebook

Designed for defence and ideal for police and utilities this high performance 14 inch notebook takes rugged computing to another level with the flexibility to meet mission critical operations and every daychallenges. For police and border control the device is ideal for operational service, such as routing,numberplate or suspect identification. The TOUGHBOOK 40 has a… Read more »

New Chief Fire Officer for North Yorkshire confirmed

At a meeting of the North Yorkshire Police, Fire and Crime Panel, members confirmed that Jonathan Dyson is to be appointed as Chief Fire Officer. He will take up the role following the retirement of Jonathan Foster at the end of June. Police Fire and Crime Commissioner, Zoe Metcalfe had previously indicated that Mr Dyson… Read more »

WMAS recognised as leading digital Trust

West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust has been accredited as a 2022 Global Digital Exemplar. The Trust’s ability to utilise world-class digital tools is what’s helped it to become one of just two ambulance services in the country to receive accreditation from NHS England and NHS Improvement as part of its Global Digital… Read more »

Police Race Action Plan published

The College of Policing has developed a new Police Race Action Plan with the National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) to address the significantly lower levels of trust and confidence among some Black people and the race disparities affecting Black people that policing cannot currently fully explain. This will be achieved by introducing mandatory training for… Read more »