Motorola Solutions invests in UK innovation with new flagship Edinburgh office

 Motorola Solutions has opened an innovation hub in Edinburgh, Scotland, expanding its mobile video, video security and access control businesses while creating new employment and commercial opportunities for Scotland. Motorola Solutions’ Edinburgh R&D teams will focus on cloud-based evidence management software, video security solutions and body-worn cameras.  “The opening of Motorola Solutions’ new Edinburgh facility… Read more »

KAROQ joins emergency services fleets

With over 115 years of supporting the emergency services, ŠKODA continues its legacy with the launch of the marque’s latest addition to its emergency services vehicle line-up – a fully converted ŠKODA KAROQ Rapid Response vehicle. The versatile SUV lends itself perfectly to emergency service conversion thanks to its practicality, multi-terrain abilities and class-leading space for… Read more »

Police forces encouraged to take up gambling awareness training

A leading charity is working with police forces across the UK to train officers on the issue of gambling and gaming harms. The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), is rolling out its award-winning training to police forces across England and Wales. What started off as a bespoke training arrangement with the Metropolitan Police… Read more »

London Ambulance Service gets new control room

A brand new, purpose built control room, which will handle half of the 999 calls that come into London Ambulance Service from across the capital, has just opened following a £9.6 million investment. The state-of-the-art facility in Newham, east London, will handle more than a million 999 calls every year, with the rest being answered… Read more »

Force launches UK’s first 999 video service for deaf community

A ground-breaking new service enabling the deaf community to report emergencies, including crimes in progress, is now being provided by Nottinghamshire Police. The free service connects users to British Sign Language interpreters remotely through a dedicated 999 BSL app on their phone, or via the 999 BSL website. The interpreter, who will appear on the… Read more »

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service confirms new Chief Fire Officer

Humberside Fire and Rescue Authority confirmed at its Annual General Meeting on Friday, 10 June 2022, the appointment of its next Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive, Phil Shillito. Following a rigorous selection process, including a final interview with members of the Fire and Rescue Authority’s appointments committee, Mr Shillito was appointed. Mr Shillito has… Read more »

Five years since the Grenfell Tower fire

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire where 72 people lost their lives in the worst domestic fire in living memory. The Tower was bathed in green light to commemorate the anniversary on 14 June with many events taking place across the country to honour those who died in the fire…. Read more »

Recyclable boat joins Police Scotland

A high performance boat will be joining Police Scotland’s Dive and Marine Unit as part of a unique development opportunity. The new, fully recyclable boat – fitted with the latest technology and design features – will look to enhance Police Scotland’s response to incidents in the water such as missing person searches, event patrols, body… Read more »