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561 June 22 2017
In this week’s edition we have tributes to the Ministry of Defence Police Chief Constable Alf Hitchcock who has died following a short illness, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary child protection inspections reveal two forces need to pay “urgent attention” and we celebrate the police officers, staff and volunteers recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. There is lots more news and features including an exclusive interview with the UK’s longest serving chief constable Steve Finnigan who warns that the public is less safe following police funding cuts, forensic scientists tell us why some victims of the North Kensington disaster may never be identified, Europol’s annual Terrorism Situation and Trend Report calls for global law enforcement cooperation, and scientists have discovered how laser technology can collect DNA or substances deposited in a fingerprint. We also explore how fraudulent practitioners are capitalising on the growth in popularity of teeth whitening.
Stoic but less safe
Having served as an officer for the past 41 years and as chief constable of Lancashire Constabulary for more than 12, Steve Finnigan has seen policing respond and adapt to innumerable challenges. However, over the past seven years, one issue has come to the fore that, he believes, has caused community safety to regress.
Scientists have made an important discovery which could lead to new ways to collect biometric information and evidence of substances deposited among fingerprints without destroying the evidence.
The traumatic job of identifying tens, if not hundreds, of burnt bodies in last week’s North Kensington disaster is well under way, but past experiences show how difficult and painstaking that investigation needs to be and why some may never be resolved.
Behind the smile
Sometimes those offering unskilled dental or medical services are also guilty of fraud, as the increasing number of charlatans who prey on people’s vanity shows.