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An environment of crime
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We live in a world where it is becoming increasingly clear that we must ‘go green’ – taking responsibility in everyday life to bring about change and help protect the environment. However, it is the actions of criminals that can pose the greatest risk. From an opportunistic poacher to the organised dumping of toxic waste, all have an impact and can often be linked to other areas of criminality. Police Professional looks at Interpol’s efforts to tackle the dirty side of crime.
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Promoting confidence
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Public confidence now forms the single baseline target for the police service and its partners. Consolidating the understanding of the new target and increasing performance in delivering a culture of increased public confidence in the police is now firmly on the agenda.
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The information debate
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Maintaining integrity when dealing with freedom of information requests and ensuring clarity on major aspects of data retention were some of the key issues discussed at this year’s ACPO data protection conference
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Time to talk
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There will be lots of new faces at this year’s ACPO-APA conference with the new Home Secretary Alan Johnson and Policing Minister David Hanson, for example, giving their first major speech to the policing community.
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Chief constable appointed head of MI5
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Albeit the year was 1946… Chief Constable Tim Hollis looks at the life of the distinguished Sir Percy Sillitoe and what his story can tell the modern-day police service.
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Financing demand
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North Yorkshire Police has implemented the findings of a Capability and Capacity Review (CCR), resulting in significant savings which are being re-invested in more frontline officers. Acting Assistant Chief Constable Tim Madgwick explains the progress so far.
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Combating e-crime
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The e-crime Wales project has seen the four police forces in Wales work together to combat cases of cybercrime and help inform business about potential IT threats. Police Professional talks to Andy Robinson about the scheme.
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Maintaining integrity
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In a world of online social networking sites, the need to guard against new and emerging threats that can lead to ‘inappropriate associations’ by officers is vital to ensure police information remains secure.
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Digital vigilantes: potential allies or adversaries?
There is a long history of comparisons between the Internet and the American Wild West. Usually, such commentary focuses on the unregulated nature of the Internet and the consequential amount of criminal behaviour. Less commonly, the commentator rightly notes that the vigilante actions which were taken in the Wild West also have their corollary in cyberspace. How are these digital vigilante actions going to affect policing in the future? Will they be allies or adversaries? Earl Moulton, an expert in computer issues, writes.
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A continuing battle
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Combating the trafficking of human beings for sexual exploitation is a difficult task, but one the UK Human Trafficking Centre (UKHTC) is determined to play a vital and leading role in doing. Police Professional reports on the current initiatives that will influence the fight against a crime now firmly on the police radar.
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