Jerry Graham announced as Cumbria Chief Constable

Police and Crime Commissioner Richard Rhodes has formally announced that Jerry Graham, Deputy Chief Constable of Cumbria, will take up the permanent position of Chief Constable for Cumbria from 1 August 2014. Mr Rhodes said, “I am delighted to confirm Mr Jerry Graham as the next Chief Constable of Cumbria. He impressed us with his… Read more »

Home Office tenders for new Emergency Services Network

The Home Office has taken the first step to provide the emergency services with cheaper, better and smarter communications services to help protect the public and save lives. A formal Official Journal of the European Communities contract notice has been issued by the Emergency Services Mobile Communications Programme (ESMCP), a Home Office led, cross-departmental programme… Read more »

Boost productivity with the T800 tablet from Getac

The 8.1in Windows 8 Getac T800 tablet from Getac is designed specifically to boost productivity for mobile workers. With a thickness of 24mm and weighing just 0.88kg, the innovative T800 is small enough to fit in a pocket or your hand, but still offers all the power and performance a remote worker needs. Getac’s unique… Read more »

Tri-service role for new Assistant Chief Constable

Essex Police Chief Superintendent Michelle Dunn has been appointed as the new Assistant Chief Constable for Hertfordshire Constabulary. The first ‘Chief Officer’ to be appointed through a process which involved representatives of the three Chief Constables in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, ACC Dunn’s role will primarily involve leading the three-force Operational Support Project for the… Read more »

Collaborative approach to ambulance conveyance looks to improve patient care

East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) and Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue (LFR) have secured £491,000 from the Department of Communities and Local Government’s Transformation Challenge Award fund to develop a pilot project aimed at improving the quality of service and outcomes for patients in Lincolnshire through the development of an innovative and complementary approach to ambulance… Read more »

Met Police trials body-worn cameras

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) launched its first large-scale pilot project of body-worn cameras on 8 May, which will determine how best they can be deployed on a wider scale in the future. Improved evidence and increased transparency have already been achieved thanks to officers wearing the cameras in previous smaller-scale MPS trials. The footage… Read more »

New CFO for Mid and West Wales

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Authority has appointed Director of Risk Chris Davies to the role of Chief Fire Officer. At an extraordinary meeting of the fire authority held at Carmarthen Headquarters on 6 May, members of the fire authority appointed current Assistant Chief Fire Officer Chris Davies to the permanent post of… Read more »

New DCFO for Nottinghamshire FRS

Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service has appointed Wayne Bowcock as Deputy Chief Fire Officer. Wayne began his career as a firefighter in Staffordshire in 1992, working initially in Stoke-on-Trent. He moved to Moorlands and from there to Stafford as a Station Officer, before spending time back at Stoke-on-Trent and at HQ where he developed the… Read more »

Multi-agency control room collaboration in Wales

Plans for a Joint Public Service Centre (JPSC) for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) and South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) have been approved. Chief Fire Officers from both services and the Chief Constable of South Wales Police officially launched the joint project at a meeting on 16 April to… Read more »