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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Response driving experts drafted in for fairer legal process

A cadre of subject matter experts in police response driving has been drafted in to ensure all evidence is presented to the Crown Prosecution Service and during disciplinary investigations, for a fairer process for all involved in incidents.  The matter was discussed during a panel session on the second day of the Police Federation’s Annual… Read more »

Leicestershire Police congratulated for outstanding performance

In its latest report, HMICFRS found the force to be outstanding in three of the nine areas of inspection. HMI Roy Wilsher said, “Leicestershire Police’s officers and staff are to be congratulated on their hard work. The force is outstanding in three areas, which demonstrates its high level of performance, but it can improve in… Read more »

Sodexo awarded seven-year property services integrator contract with Metropolitan Police

Sodexo has been awarded a £45m contract with the Metropolitan Police to manage its estate and property related services across London. The seven-year property services integrator contract, with an extension opportunity for a further three years, will see Sodexo’s property professional services team work with the UK’s largest police service to manage its estate. This includes:… Read more »

Joint police and fire HQ provides fresh challenge for social enterprise

Nottinghamshire-based social enterprise Pulp Friction was set up to provide people with disabilities the chance to gain work experience in a busy kitchen. The project first began in the canteen at Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, in November 2015, with help from Station Manager Chris Emmott. In recent years, Pulp Friction also had a… Read more »

National survey shows police wellbeing improving, but still room for improvement

Around one in five police service employees have been unfairly treated in relation to a protected characteristic, a Skills for Justice survey has revealed. Responding to these findings, the country’s leading authority on workforce development in the justice sector is calling on policing organisations to accelerate efforts to create a more open and inclusive working… Read more »

Rehabilitation support for Long COVID sufferers

Oscar Kilo, the National Police Wellbeing Service, has teamed up with Nuffield Health, the UK’s largest healthcare charity, to provide an online COVID-19 rehabilitation programme for those working in UK policing, and their families. The programme is designed to support people who are finding it difficult to recover from the long-term effects of COVID-19. Offering… Read more »