Posts By: Catherine Levin

Brigade launches #ChargeSafe campaign

The mother of a 21-year-old woman who died at the start of 2023 has made a heartfelt plea to Londoners to take care with e-bikes and e-scooters, particularly to never block fire escape routes.    Maria Frasquilho Macarro’s warning comes following the tragic death of her only daughter, Sofia Duarte, who sadly died on New Year’s… Read more »

Damning landmark report finds systemic problems in the Met

Baroness Louise Casey DBE CB has published her independent review into the standards of behaviour and internal culture of the Metropolitan Police Service. The review was commissioned in the aftermath of the abduction, rape and murder of Sarah Everard by serving Met PC Wayne Couzens in March 2021. The review found, ‘Widespread bullying, discrimination, institutional… Read more »

Thames Valley Police reviewing how it delivers local policing

Thames Valley Police is looking to review the structure of local policing. The last review took place in 2010. The force says that it is now working in a more complex environment and following extensive research and analysis two proposals for how it delivers local policing are being considered: The review aims to enhance the… Read more »

New chief for Scottish Ambulance Service

Michael Dickson OBE has been confirmed as the new Chief Executive of the Scottish Ambulance Service. He is currently Chief Executive of NHS Shetland and NHS Orkney and will take over from current SAS Chief Executive Pauline Howie OBE, who is retiring. A start date is still to be agreed, but the two will work… Read more »

Emergency alert system to bolster UK resilience

A new system that will give the Government and emergency services the capability to send an alert directly to mobiles phones when there is a risk to life has been launched. Working with mobile broadcasting technology, the Emergency Alerts system will transform the UK’s warning and informing capability; providing a means to get urgent messages… Read more »

Police dog team scoops top award at Crufts

A police officer who broke her heel bone and ripped ligaments in her foot yet continued searching with her dog for a missing woman has won a national award. Constable Carly Fulton and Police Dog Ben won the National Police Chiefs’ Council ‘Dog Team of the Year’ award. It was presented to them by Chief… Read more »

Refreshed National Risk Register to be published in ‘mid 2023’

The Government has published a new version of the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy. The 2023 refresh confirms that National Risk Register, based on the National Security Risk Assessment (NSRA), will be updated and published later in 2023. Since the early 2000s, the Government has assessed risks to the UK through… Read more »

The 61016 service celebrates its 10th birthday

More than 668,000 text messages have been sent to British Transport Police from members of the public and rail staff in the past ten years using the 61016 service. This has led to the conviction of criminals, the saving of lives and the dismantling of drug lines. A decade after it started, a text is… Read more »