Thames Valley Police receives Menopause Employer Friendly accreditation

Thames Valley Police (TVP) is the first police force in the UK to receive accreditation as a menopause friendly employer. The accreditation comes from Menopause Friendly, an independent organisation set up to change mindsets and attitudes towards menopause. Last year, TVP set up a Menopause Action Group with the aims of raising awareness for those… Read more »

Met Futures scheme for young people

The Metropolitan Police Services has partnered with the EY Foundation to provide a three week paid internship scheme for young people in the capital. Around 65 teenagers from low-income backgrounds applied for the Met Futures internship and 10-month follow-on mentoring scheme. It is intended to build young Londoners’ confidence, develop their professional skills and inspire… Read more »

Preferred candidate named to lead Nottinghamshire Police

Police and Crime Commissioner Caroline Henry has named Kate Meynell as her preferred candidate to be the next Chief Constable of Nottinghamshire Police, subject to a confirmation hearing with the Police and Crime Panel.  Kate is currently the Deputy Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary, having previously spent most of her career serving with Nottinghamshire Police,… Read more »

First female Chief Constable for North Wales Police

North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Dunbobbin has announced Amanda Blakeman, currently Deputy Chief Constable of Gwent Police as his preferred candidate as the region’s new Chief Constable. Ms Blakeman will be the first female Chief Constable in the history of North Wales Police. Amanda Blakeman’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the North… Read more »

Wellbeing good practice celebrated through the Oscar Kilo Awards 

Oscar Kilo, the National Police Wellbeing Service has announced the winners of their 2022 Awards. The Oscar Kilo Awards, now in their fourth year, have been created to recognise the amazing work that has been done, and continues to be done, to provide wellbeing support across UK policing.    Andy Rhodes, Service Director Oscar Kilo said: “I… Read more »

Police response to burglary, robbery and theft must improve

The police response to burglary, robbery and theft is not consistently good enough – and victims face a postcode lottery when it comes to how thoroughly officers might investigate crimes, the police inspectorate has warned. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has called for forces to go back to basics… Read more »

Acting Met Commissioner to step down and lead review into police productivity

The Home Secretary has asked the National Police Chiefs’ Council to lead a review of productivity in policing.  It will review effectiveness and productivity in policing, identifying the barriers and the most efficient operating models. The review will also look at the scope for using new technology or streamlining processes  to drive efficiency and better outcomes. The review will… Read more »

Government agrees police pay award

The Home Secretary has accepted the recommendation from the police pay body to increase police officer pay by £1,900 with effect from 1 September 2022. The Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) published its eighth report to the Home Secretary where it made a formal recommendation on the police officer pay award for 2022/23 to all… Read more »

West Midlands Police turns on body worn camera live streaming

West Midlands Police is the first force in the country to use the latest body worn camera live streaming technology, allowing officers to remotely view another officer’s body cam. The new upgraded cameras from Axon mean that when they’re in record mode, anyone with a valid operational reason can see that footage in real time,… Read more »