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557 May 25 2017
In this week’s edition, we have news of the tragic Manchester terror attack which killed 22 people and injured 64, we also have details of the policies on law and order that have made it into the manifestos, including the Conservative’s plans for a ‘national infrastructure police force’. We have lots more news and features including a look into the latest developments in body-worn video for firearms officers, Chief Constable Francis Habgood presents significant proposals for workforce reform, we explore the training and support officers with autism receive, Chief Constable Simon Byrne explains how his force has welcomed bump caps, and a new study looks at how to alleviate contamination of crime scenes. Former Patten Commission member Peter Smith reviews Sir Hugh Orde and Sir Desmond Rea’s book on the Omagh bombing and Stephen Bishop explains why forces should insist on interpreter standards set by the industry.
Last week’s Police Federation of England and Wales’ annual conference discussed radical changes to workforce structures and the associated rewards, with Chief Constable Francis Habgood calling on rank and file to work together to achieve consensual implementation.
Following the launch of new guidance on dealing with members of the public with autism, Police Professional discusses the training and support to all officers and those who suffer the condition themselves.
Out of focus
Forces are attempting to roll out body-worn video cameras to firearms officers but, as recent events have shown, they can not come soon enough as technical and procurement decisions are delaying their implementation.
Ahead on uniform
The news that another force is to issue bump caps instead of ‘traditional’ headwear has caused a stir, but Chief Constable Simon Byrne says they have been well received in Cheshire as officers want to ‘move with the times’.