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February 15 2017
In this week’s edition news includes Bernard Hogan-Howe’s reflection on his seven-year tenure as commissioner in his final set-piece speech, results of the Metropolitan Police Federation’s survey on whether officers think they should be armed and three forces are heavily criticised by the HMIC for inaccurate crime recording. There is lots more news and features include how the new ‘Capability Maturity Model’ allows forces to respond using an innovative and unique method to assess their digital capability, a look into how Greater Manchester Police overcame the challenge of implementing new technology, Superintendent Nick John explains the importance of documenting relevant evidence in complex fraud cases and Neil Roberts and Martin Wyke answer questions about the role of national bodies in developing police technology into the future. Our cover feature looks at how Gwent Police cracked down on child abuse images efficiently.
At the recent Police ICT Summit, Superintendent Phil Davies explained how the challenges to implementing new devices at Greater Manchester Police are being overcome through changes in culture and how future reforms will consider mobile working at the outset.
In sharp focus
Chief Constable Craig Guildford explains how Gwent Police created a dedicated unit to eliminate lengthy investigations into child abuse images and by placing the attention on relevant evidence ensure that convictions are achieved in less than a month.
Criminal Law Week
Should foresight of the possibility of an accomplice committing murder be sufficient to generate guilt as an accessory?