Derbyshire Constabulary goes live with VR Taser training

Police officers at Derbyshire Constabulary are using a virtual reality (VR) platform to help train in the use of Taser devices. In a UK first, the kit sees officers placed in different scenarios using VR headsets. The Taser training team, based at the Constabulary’s headquarters in Ripley, is also carrying out a study in conjunction… Read more »

Scotland’s thin blue line begins to go green

Hyundai Motor UK has announced the award of an initial contract to supply circa 180 Kona Electric 64kWh vehicles to Police Scotland. The agreement supports Police Scotland’s ambition to establish the first blue light, ultra-low emission vehicle fleet in the UK while making a significant contribution towards the Scottish Government’s legally binding target to cut… Read more »

Cleveland appoints acting PCC until May 2021 elections

Cleveland’s Acting Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has made a commitment to maintain progress to improve policing and community safety in Cleveland. Cleveland Police and Crime Panel appointed Lisa Oldroyd (left) to the role of PCC on 15 September. Lisa Oldroyd is currently the Assistant Chief Executive of the Office of the Police and Crime… Read more »

£4.8m investment for Lincolnshire specialist vehicle conversion business

As part of exciting expansion plans, specialist vehicle conversion business, Cartwright Conversions Ltd has been bought by the owners of Sheffield-based company Trek Group. Cartwright Conversions Ltd was a subsidiary of the Cartwright Group, which recently went into administration. The new company will now be known as Cartwright Vehicle Conversions Ltd and is based in… Read more »

Met Police appoints new Assistant Commissioner

Following a selection process earlier this year, and the retirement of Assistant Commissioner Mark Simmons this summer, Matt Jukes will be joining the Met as Assistant Commissioner. Matt Jukes (left) is currently Chief Constable of South Wales Police, a position he has held since January 2018. Commissioner Cressida Dick said, “I am delighted that Matt… Read more »

Peugeot supports police and fire authorities with new fleet of over 1500 vehicles

Peugeot has delivered 611 vehicles to 38 different police and fire and rescue services across the UK to support their daily operational needs. The latest delivery forms part of an order for over 1500 new cars and vans by the 38 different authorities. The vehicles ordered include the all-new 208 and e-208, 308, 508, the… Read more »

Project Edward launches 2020 road safety awareness week

Project EDWARD (Every Day Without a Road Death) campaign launches its road safety awareness week with the 2020 theme centred around Driving For Work. The campaign – a collaboration between the Association for Road Risk Management (ARRM), the UK police, and Driving For Better Business (the Government backed Highways England programme) will commence its annual… Read more »

Capita integrates what3words into ControlWorks to support emergency services

Capita plc has integrated location finding app what3words into its ControlWorks solution to enable emergency services to respond to incidents when callers are unable to describe their exact location. This completes the integration of what3words into Capita’s control room solutions portfolio, enabling all clients globally to access this additional capability. Capita provides ControlWorks to a… Read more »

Rachel Swann confirmed as Derbyshire Chief Constable

Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Panel has unanimously backed the Police and Crime Commissioner’s preferred candidate, Rachel Swann, as the next Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary. After a full Confirmation Hearing which included written submissions and questioning Mrs Swann in depth, the panel unanimously supported the Commissioner’s proposal. Commenting after the hearing, PCC Hardyal Dhindsa said,… Read more »