Cumbria police using data to target hot spots

Data and enhanced analytics are being utilised by Cumbria Constabulary’s Safety Camera teams to help make Cumbria’s roads safer for all. The Constabulary is focusing its use of Road Safety vans on specific hotspot areas, as identified via collision data compiled over several years. The use of data and analytics comes as the Constabulary and… Read more »

Force recognised for its work with young people in Nottinghamshire

Nottinghamshire Police has won an award for its part in helping support children during the school holidays. Nottinghamshire Police worked closely with Nottingham City Council who part funded the work through its Holiday Activity Fund (HAF). Trent Bridge Community Trust and other partners helped to organise the events. The HAF programme began in 2018 when… Read more »

New board to oversee reform of the Met Police

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is setting up the London Policing Board to provide oversight and scrutiny of reform following on from Dame Louise Casey’s damning report into the culture of the Met Police. The new Board is part of a package of measures by the Mayor to accelerate the root and branch reforms of the… Read more »

Report shows good progress for the Police Covenant

The Police Covenant Oversight Board has published its first annual report. Out of its initial 11 objectives, three have been completed and the report provides a further three priorities for the coming year. There is a legal requirement for the Government to report annually to Parliament on issues relating to police welfare, wellbeing and support…. Read more »

Identifying emerging workforce challenges across the emergency services

SFJ Awards has launched its 2023 State of the Workforce Survey to identify critical skills and development shortages at an individual, organisational and systemic level to support the UK government and sector leaders as they plan for the workforce of the future. This is the latest in a series of regular large-scale national surveys to… Read more »

National week of action against knife crime

Police forces across England and Wales are united in a week of action targeting knife crime from the root cause right through to enforcement as part of Operation Sceptre. Now in its eighth year, Operation Sceptre galvanises activity by dedicating a week to intensified activity twice a year. Operation Sceptre showcases the many varied and… Read more »

Greater Manchester Police piracy operation recognised at FACT Excellence Awards

Greater Manchester Police has been recognised for an operation targeting intellectual property rights that saw more then £250,000 in criminal cash recovered. Financial fraud investigator Keith Graham and Inspector Andy Torkington both received FACT Excellence Awards for their part in Operation Crawler. Former GMP Detective Constable Paul Bayliss, who has now moved to West Midlands Police,… Read more »

City of London Police launches ‘Walk and Talk’ initiative

The City of London Police is launching a ‘Walk and Talk’ initiative, as figures show the number of people coming into the Square Mile is now nearing pre-pandemic levels. The inaugural ‘Walk and Talk’ launch on Thursday 20 April comes as figures from Transport for London show that Thursday is turning out to be a… Read more »