Nikki Watson will be the new chief of Northamptonshire Fire and Rescue Service if the current investigation into her conduct by the independent police watchdog concludes to the satisfaction of the PCC and the oversight panel.
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Local politicians in Northamptonshire gathered yesterday at a confirmation hearing for the new fire chief but it was clouded with uncertainty as Nikki Watson is subject to an ongoing investigation by the independent police watchdog, the IOPC.
Northumbria University has secured £286,000 in research funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council for a project exploring the impact of ethical review on responsible AI in policing.
Police and Crime Commissioner functions will, subject to parliamentary approval, transfer to combined authority mayors in the West Midlands and South Yorkshire despite Home Office consultation responses showing that the public does not support the moves.
As previously reported by Emergency Services Times, the Home Secretary signalled his intention to transfer the powers for policing in…
The Home Office has published its response to a consultation on a wide range of reforms to the fire and rescue service including its position on governance, pay and conditions and operational independence of chief fire officers.
Governance of police in the West Midlands will, subject to legislation, be transferred to the Mayor of the West Midlands according to correspondence from the Home Secretary.
In a letter to Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners, the Policing Minister said he wants to see police forces double their use of retrospective facial recognition and to expand the use of live facial recognition as it has ‘great potential to pick up wanted persons who would otherwise go undetected.’
Tuesday 15 November marks exactly ten years since the first cohort of Police and Crime Commissioners were elected by local…