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A LITE touch to intelligence
Executive feature


Staffordshire Police has been revising the National Intelligence Model
(NIM) to make it more concise, efficient and flexible. Police
Professional talks to Leigh Morgan-Jones, Head of Profession for
intelligence analysts.

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The fall and rise of Cleveland Police
Executive Feature
Cleveland Police
2003: A force shaken by a recent corruption probe, an extreme lack of
public confidence, a dire financial situation and a woeful HMIC
assessment. Thankfully, the force has enjoyed a reversal of fortunes
since those dark days, and the lessons it has learnt along the way
could benefit other forces facing challenging times in the future.

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ANPR: Maximising its potential
Executive Feature
Viv Nicholas, a long-time campaigner against vehicle theft, discusses
the issues around automatic numberplate recognition (ANPR) and urges
the Government to look at the wider issues to contextualise a new
framework.

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DNA debated on its 25th anniversary
EXECUTIVE FEATURE
The chief executive of the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) has defended the national DNA database as the “most effective crime-fighting tool” despite Conservative member Damian Green claiming that it is “poisoning the relationship” between police and law-abiding members of the public.
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At the cutting edge
EXECUTIVE FEATURE
There is a campaign to fight for the best settlement possible when inevitable cutbacks are made to policing. Service leaders tell Police Professional their views on the impact of and solutions to the funding dilemma, especially for those at the cutting edge of policing.
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Policing the facilitators
EXECUTIVE FEATURE
Around three-quarters of illegal immigration is associated with organised crime. It is the behind the scenes individuals who are organising the facilitation of illegal immigrants who are perhaps the most overlooked of offenders. Combining the police service’s investigative capabilities with immigration solutions aimed at removing individuals who pose a risk to communities is the aim of new crime teams being rolled out across the country. Damian Small reports.
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The first inspector
EXECUTIVE FEATURE
With the first anniversary of his appointment just passed, the man charged with creating an inspectorate to oversee the performance of the UK Border Agency (UKBA) is preparing to launch his first annual report. Police Professional talks to the former chief constable of Tayside Police, John Vine, about his new role as the Independent Chief Inspector of the UKBA.
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Integrity from the start
EXECUTIVE FEATURE
Central government has taken a keen interest in the vetting arena and and, combined with the requirements of the Independent Safeguarding Authority, the police face a number of expensive developments that make consideration of collaboration a necessity.
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Resources for change
EXECUTIVE FEATURE
Phil Wheatley, director general of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) discusses the importance of preventing re-offending.
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The future of IOM
EXECUTIVE FEATURE
IOM is about joining all these elements together to effectively manage all these types of offenders back in the community – and for that to be done effectively there needs to be joint working.
“We need to stop blaming other organisations for not doing their job and join it up together,” said Chief Supt Rose.

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