Damning landmark report finds systemic problems in the Met

Baroness Louise Casey DBE CB has published her independent review into the standards of behaviour and internal culture of the Metropolitan Police Service. The review was commissioned in the aftermath of the abduction, rape and murder of Sarah Everard by serving Met PC Wayne Couzens in March 2021. The review found, ‘Widespread bullying, discrimination, institutional… Read more »

Thames Valley Police reviewing how it delivers local policing

Thames Valley Police is looking to review the structure of local policing. The last review took place in 2010. The force says that it is now working in a more complex environment and following extensive research and analysis two proposals for how it delivers local policing are being considered: The review aims to enhance the… Read more »

Police dog team scoops top award at Crufts

A police officer who broke her heel bone and ripped ligaments in her foot yet continued searching with her dog for a missing woman has won a national award. Constable Carly Fulton and Police Dog Ben won the National Police Chiefs’ Council ‘Dog Team of the Year’ award. It was presented to them by Chief… Read more »

The 61016 service celebrates its 10th birthday

More than 668,000 text messages have been sent to British Transport Police from members of the public and rail staff in the past ten years using the 61016 service. This has led to the conviction of criminals, the saving of lives and the dismantling of drug lines. A decade after it started, a text is… Read more »

Rivus wins major contract from Met Police

Fleet management expert, Rivus, has been awarded multiple maintenance and repair contracts for the Metropolitan Police Service from 1 November 2023.   Following a rigorous, multi-lot, competitive tender process, which began in February 2022, Rivus has been appointed to take care of the capital’s fleet for a period of up to 10 years.    With over 43,000 officers and… Read more »

Don’t ignore the Red X

National Highways has teamed up with national emergency services organisations to remind drivers not to ignore the Red X sign when travelling on the nation’s roads. The Red X is used to close lanes when an obstruction such as a broken-down vehicle is detected in the road ahead. Drivers can face a fixed penalty fine… Read more »

Home Office updates Strategic Policing Requirement

For the first time since 2015, the Home Office has published an updated Strategic Policing Requirement (SPR). It sets out the national threats and national capabilities to counter those threats and applies to police forces in England and Wales. The Government consulted on the draft SPR during 2021/22 and concluded that six threats – terrorism,… Read more »

Police launch partnership with RNIB Northern Ireland

The Police Service of Northern Ireland has launched a partnership with the Royal National Institute of Blind People Northern Ireland (RNIB) to increase awareness and understanding of sight loss within the police force and increase engagement with the sight loss community to deliver important public safety messaging.​Police and Crime Prevention officers will liaise directly with… Read more »