Babcock extends its relationship with Met Police

Babcock has been awarded a number of contracts and extensions, worth around £80m over the next three years, for services to the UK’s Metropolitan Police Service (Met). This includes the continued provision of essential fleet and engineering services that ensures the availability of over 3500 vehicles and associated specialist equipment; as well as the delivery… Read more »

Lancashire Constabulary first to use new body-worn camera solution to tackle frontline challenges

Police forces rely on body-worn cameras to improve the safety and accountability of their frontline teams, capture evidence and maintain transparency. In the first three months of lockdown, UK police forces saw a 21 percent increase in assaults on their officers, according to a study published by the Press Association, which put greater demands on… Read more »

AACE focused on violence reduction and prevention

Words: Carl Rees, Head of Communications, Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE) Violence and aggression by service users against UK ambulance staff is a major challenge for the ambulance sector. In the past year there has been a 17 percent increase in physical assaults alone, and a 39 percent increase over the past five years…. Read more »

Lucy D’Orsi announced as new British Transport Police Chief Constable

The British Transport Police Authority (BTPA) has announced that Lucy D’Orsi has been appointed as Chief Constable of the British Transport Police (BTP).  She will take up her appointment early in the New Year. Lucy is currently the Metropolitan Police’s Deputy Assistant Commissioner (DAC) for Specialist Operations. The current BTP Chief Constable Paul Crowther CBE… Read more »

First full PBI fabric firefighter boot

Fal Seguridad, the high-performance footwear specialist, has teamed up with PBI Performance Products to create the first full fabric lightweight fire fighting boot, pushing new boundaries in footwear technology. The Volcano and Volcano Boa boots have been specifically designed for fire and rescue work and are made with inherently flame resistant PBI fabric, which makes… Read more »

Coastguards invest in search and rescue skills

Coastguards from across the UK have been on the very first course to build extra expertise in search and rescue incidents involving high risk missing people. The Coastguard Search Adviser (CGSA) course, held at the Police National Search Centre at the College of Policing, was led by police and coastguards with students being taught how… Read more »

Radio care campaign has Christmas wish

The NHS formed an unprecedented partnership with the Radio Society of Great Britain, back in April 2020, when Paul Devlin, from the NHS Emergency Care Improvement Support Team, came up with an idea to help reduce loneliness and isolation. The idea started off as a weekend project to encourage as many radio amateurs as possible… Read more »

Why wearable technology is becoming critical for key workers

Words: Shachar Harari, Chief Business Officer & Head of Cardo Crew Wearable technology has been gaining steady traction for a decade or more, from biometric smartwatches and Bluetooth headsets, right through to experimental augmented reality products like Google Glass. While progress in the field has been slow and steady, there’s something about 2020 that has… Read more »

LiFi technology integrated into rugged mobile computing

Getac, a leader in rugged computing solutions, is bringing integrated LiFi technology, powered by pureLiFi, to the rugged market for the first time. The announcement means customers across a wide range of professional sectors will soon be able to enjoy the benefits of fully rugged reliability and innovative LiFi connectivity in a single device, unlocking… Read more »