The Welsh Government has taken the unprecedented step to remove the fire authority in South Wales and put in independent Commissioners. Hannah Blythyn told the Senedd why she had taken this step to deal with the problems identified in the January 2023 culture review.
First published in The Conversation in December 2023, Pete Murphy takes a structural view on the culture problems faced by fire and rescue services and asks how much was already known.
The final report to Parliament from the former Biometrics Commissioner Fraser Sampson where he shares his frustrations at the approach to this work from both officials and the Home Office.
After a career in policing, Louise Harrison has joined Buckinghamshire as its new chief. It’s a tricky time with the service in special measures and culture reviews looming, here she shares her thoughts on leadership and getting to know the world of fire.
In honour of West Midlands Police’s 50th anniversary, Heritage Manager Corrine Brazier looks back on the uniforms, coats, and macs worn during the amalgamation in 1974.
It is now a criminal offence to fly drones within 400 metres of prisons and young offender institutions in England and Wales.
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.
The Government does not know if it is making the UK more resilient to flooding warns the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) as it criticised the government for having no overall numerical target for the UK’s level of long-term flood resilience.
There are 900 police drone pilots in the UK but there are no national standards for how they operate. Stuart Lawless, NPCC operational lead for drones, shares the plans for getting consistency and the drive for innovation to make the most of this technology.
NAO Chief tells MPs that the public sector has a productivity problem and offers thoughts on what can be done to deal with it and that starts with data.