New Chair appointed to the College of Policing

Nick Herbert (Lord Herbert of South Downs) has been announced as the new Chair of the College of Policing. Lord Herbert will lead the College’s board, which has representatives from across policing. The Home Secretary, Priti Patel, on announcing the appointment of Nick Herbert (pictured above) – who previously served as Minister of State for… Read more »

Capital’s blue light services join together to care for Londoners during second COVID-19 wave

A new blue light partnership between London Ambulance Service and Metropolitan Police Service will see police officers across the capital driving ambulances and assisting medics to help boost the emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Metropolitan Police Service has agreed to provide around 75 police officers to London Ambulance Service. The new partnership will… Read more »

Babcock extends its relationship with Met Police

Babcock has been awarded a number of contracts and extensions, worth around £80m over the next three years, for services to the UK’s Metropolitan Police Service (Met). This includes the continued provision of essential fleet and engineering services that ensures the availability of over 3500 vehicles and associated specialist equipment; as well as the delivery… Read more »

Lancashire Constabulary first to use new body-worn camera solution to tackle frontline challenges

Police forces rely on body-worn cameras to improve the safety and accountability of their frontline teams, capture evidence and maintain transparency. In the first three months of lockdown, UK police forces saw a 21 percent increase in assaults on their officers, according to a study published by the Press Association, which put greater demands on… Read more »

Lucy D’Orsi announced as new British Transport Police Chief Constable

The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) has announced that Lucy D’Orsi has been appointed as Chief Constable of the British Transport Police (BTP).  She will take up her appointment early in the New Year. Lucy is currently the Metropolitan Police’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner (DAC) for Specialist Operations. The current BTP Chief Constable Paul Crowther CBE… Read more »

TeamPolice launches ‘get fit for Christmas’ advent challenge

The TeamPolice Get Fit for Christmas Advent Challenge starts – as you might expect – on Tuesday 1 December! We all need to get up and move to stay happy and healthy so TeamPolice is delighted that Metfriendly, an experienced financial services provider dedicated to providing effective, great-value products and services to members of the… Read more »

Webinar series discusses link between wellbeing and sport

PSUK and Team Police’s series of webinars aims to get the conversation going between policing leaders and other organisations who consider sporting activity as an essential element to wellbeing in the police. The first webinar, which took place on 13 October, featured inspirational input from James and Sam, founders of Surfwell, about what they are… Read more »

New fourth-generation Škoda Octavia vRS now available to UK police forces

The all-new Octavia vRS is now available for blue-light fleets. ŠKODA’s performance model has been an integral part of the brand’s line-up since 2001 and the fourth-generation vRS is the latest in a long-line of ŠKODA cars expertly converted for the emergency services. Equipped with a powerful 2.0-litre TSI engine that delivers 245PS to the… Read more »