Greater Manchester Police and BlackBerry® win national tech award

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) and BlackBerry® have been announced as winners of the Mobile Innovation of the Year award at this year’s National Technology Awards (NTA), for the force’s use of the BlackBerry® AtHoc® system. The National Technology Awards – organised by National Technology News – are a celebration of the use of technology and… Read more »

What a riot! Ford’s five-tonne Transit deployed to UK police forces

Ford’s new 5.0-tonne Transit has been deployed as a Protected Personnel Carrier with police forces across the country, having won a national tender to supply 400 vehicles over the next four years. The Protected Personnel Carriers (PPCs), also known as riot vans, have been converted to new UK specification by Ford’s Qualified Vehicle Modifying partner,… Read more »

Lancashire Constabulary names new Deputy Chief Constable

Lancashire Constabulary has appointed a new Deputy Chief Constable. Sacha Hatchett joins the service from North Wales Police, where she was Assistant Chief Constable, and will take over from previous Deputy Chief Constable Terry Woods, who left the force earlier in August to join Greater Manchester Police. Sacha Joined the police service in February 1997… Read more »

College of Policing appoints new CEO

Chief Constable Andy Marsh QPM has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the College of Policing and begins his new role in September. CC Andy Marsh was a Chief Officer for 15 years and has worked across three police forces, including as Chief Constable in Hampshire Constabulary and Avon and Somerset… Read more »

Police and Crime Commissioner appoints new Chief Constable for Dyfed-Powys Police

Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn has appointed Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Richard Lewis as the new Chief Constable of Dyfed-Powys Police. Following a robust and transparent recruitment process involving key stakeholders, PCC Dafydd Llywelyn’s decision will now be considered by the Police and Crime Panel in a confirmation hearing to be held on… Read more »

New City of London Police Commissioner appointed

Angela McLaren is set to be appointed as the new City of London Police Commissioner. The appointment, which is subject to Royal Assent, will see the new Commissioner lead the City of London Police; the force is unique in policing, because of its dual role as the local police for the Square Mile and the… Read more »

PCC announces preferred candidate for new Chief Constable

West Mercia PCC John Campion has announced his preferred candidate for the region’s new Chief Constable. Earlier this year it was announced that West Mercia Police Chief Constable Anthony Bangham will reach his 30 years’ service in September and will be retiring. Following a thorough, open and competitive two-day process involving four candidates, current Essex… Read more »

havebike delivers purpose-built e-bikes for Hertfordshire Constabulary

havebike, Britain’s first collect and return bike repair service, who also custom design, build and maintain the bike fleets of emergency services in London, have delivered five purpose-built e-bikes to the Hertsmere Safer Neighbourhood Team in the Hertfordshire Constabulary. The Safer Neighbourhood team, whose responsibilities include addressing short and long-term neighbourhood issues, identified a need… Read more »

PCC nominates first female Chief Constable for Warwickshire Police

Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner Philip Seccombe has announced that Warwickshire Police’s Temporary Deputy Chief Constable Debbie Tedds is his preferred candidate to be the next Chief Constable of the force. Subject to the approval of Warwickshire’s Police and Crime Panel, she will succeed current Chief Constable Martin Jelley QPM when he retires at the… Read more »