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Records of achievement
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The 2008 Strategic Command Course (SCC) set records for being the largest ever with every participant passing to qualify for promotion to chief officer status.
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Scotland’s police – The future strategic agenda
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Strategic Command Course delegates from forces across England, Wales and Scotland examined the future strategic agenda for policing in Scotland. With a breadth of policing experience from across the United Kingdom, the delegates each brought something new or unique in determining their response to the question. With different levels of knowledge, understanding and experience of the Scottish context, each delegate found new ground or a different perspective; this final article aims to be a collective and coherent view of those responses.
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Strategic soundbites
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Sixty seven police officers and staff took part in the 2008/09 Strategic Command Course (SCC). Police Professional spoke to a selection from different backgrounds across the UK to gain a snapshot of their views about the course and the next steps in their careers.
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Prevent or provoke?
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Preventing violent extremism is widely reported to be one of the significant issues in policing which will challenge the minds of future leaders of the next generations. In this article the strategic implications of the ‘Prevent Strategy’ are explored, and how they fit, or otherwise, with the broader aims of a cohesive society that encourages neighbourhood management and partnership working. The context is set against a compelling personal account from an individual (Omar’s story) who became vulnerable to the lure of violent extremism.
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Evidence-based policing: Developing a DIY culture
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Martin Innes and Sergeant Sarah Tucker discuss how best to embed evidence-based policing to ensure that its merits are realised.
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The credit crunch and re-emergence of protest
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Chief Constable Tim Hollis of Humberside Police reflects on events surrounding the recent protest at the Lindsey Oil Refinery in North Lincolnshire.
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IDEAS IN BRITISH POLICING Policing violent places:
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This is a synopsis of a new paper written by Betsy Stanko and Gavin Hales of the Metropolitan Police Service’s strategic research and analysis unit. The paper is the first in a new series of ‘Ideas in British Policing’ papers published by the Police Foundation.
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Qualities of a present-day police officer
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Felix Perrino Escribano, a deontology and history professor, provides a European perspective of the traits seen in police officers following a study of forces in four EU countries.
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Planning for performance
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The necessity of planning for good performance is clear if the police service is to be successful in increasing public confidence, as desired by the Government. But a recent Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) report Get Smart: Planning to Protect, has shown that there are massive gaps in forces’ planning, and that there is a huge disparity between the methods that individual forces are using
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Long distance influence
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Is the arrival of Barack Obama a good thing for the UK’s fight against terrorism? In this article, David Carrick explains why he is excited by this historic occasion and what he thinks it might mean for the future of intelligence sharing and the battle against terrorism in the UK.
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