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509 June 9 2016
In the news this week, the Police Federation for Northern Ireland has announced it will give £1 million to help the Police Service of Northern Ireland address the mental health concerns among officers.
Dorset’s police and crime commissioner Martyn Underhill has said that a lack of maritime resources leaves the UK coastline vulnerable to terrorist attack, a group of former chief officers have stepped into the EU referendum debate, and Surrey Police has apologised over its failure to investigate the death of a soldier in 1995 and for the any offence caused by its approach at the latest inquest.
Features this week include: An examination of the expanding use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) by UK law enforcement, Professor Colin Rogers and Daniel Welch discuss the influence of police culture on the response to domestic abuse and Dr Anna Williams outlines the case for studies to be conducted on human remains in the UK.

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508 June 2, 2016
In this week’s edition the latest news includes the reopening of the inquest into the Birmingham pub bombings after new evidence indicates West Midlands Police may have had prior knowledge of the attacks. Past and present chief officers have raised concerns over legislation to deal with extremism, research shows Police Scotland treatment of rape victims needs improvement.
Lots more news plus features include: Police Professional looks at the reasons why more officers are reporting mental health issues, and the challenges to offering proper support, Detective Inspector Benjamin Hart and Professor Kevin Morrell examine a gap in the evidence base when it comes to threats to life offences and Professor Julia Davidson explains what is being done to help police understand the pathways that lead youngsters from tech savvy to being wanted for extradition on serious hacking charges

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507 May 26 2016
In this week’s edition we have all the latest news, including substantial reform of the prison system outlined in the Queen’s Speech and West Midlands Police’s denial that any fresh evidence points to a heightened belief police or security services had prior warnings of the Birmingham pub bombings.
Also this week, a new report calls for cross-governmental leadership to prevent the criminalisation of children in the care system and the Home Affairs Select Committee has claimed police forces urgently need to address the “unacceptable” underrepresentation of black and minority ethnic (BME) officers in their ranks.
Features include, an analysis of the impact of the New Pyschoactive Substances Bill, we also examine the latest trends, threats and developments in ATM malware fraud, take a look at ways in which technology can be used to combat crime outside of urban environments and report on the increasing concern over mobile phone availability in prisons and how it is being addressed.

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506 May 19 2016
In this week’s edition we have news on all the discussions and debates from the Police Federation of England and Wales’ annual conference, including the lowdown on speeches by the Home Secretary and Shadow Home Secretary, also this week we have the latest on events in South Yorkshire as the area’s police and crime commissioner (PCC) Dr Alan Billings takes the first steps to dismiss Chief Constable David Crompton and Northumbria’s PCC has called for the publication of all documents relating to the Battle of Orgreave.
Features this week include, Police Service of Northern Ireland Chief Constable George Hamilton describes the journey of implementing the ‘policing by consent’ principle across the Province, we also take a look at a new technique using jewellery as a method of forensic identification and examine the challenges technological and social change will present to forces and how they can prepare for them.

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505 12 May 2016
In this week’s edition we have the latest reaction to the results of last week’s police and crime commissioner elections, including the threat by Labour’s new PCC in Humberside that the chief constable has six months to turn the forces fortunes around, more on the allegations of spin by South Yorkshire Police during the Hillsborough inquests and Sir Peter Fahy has said any inquiry into the 1984 ‘Battle of Orgreave’ should also look into the role of politicians in enforcing an industrial dispute.
Features this week include a look at British nationals involved in human trafficking in Europe, a case study of Eastern European criminals who fly in to the UK specifically to commit crimes and a review of a debate on perception of the police from last week’s Senior Women in Policing conference. Stuart Twigg also explains how experienced officers can gain from proposals to introduce qualifications into policing.

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504 05 May 2016
In this week’s edition we have all the latest news including Shadow Policing Minister Jack Dromey accusing the Government of a ‘lack of effort’ in generating public interest for today’s police and crime commissioner elections.
Also, the new chief constable of South Yorkshire Police has pledged to address an “institutionally defensive” culture across the service and fresh calls were made for a public inquiry into the battle of Orgreave after new evidence suggests a review of alleged police malpractice that occurred at the coking plant may have led to a different result at the Hillsborough disaster.
Lots more news plus features this week include articles examining the challenges in joining up efforts to stop human trafficking, a closer look at the reforms being undertaken through West Midlands Police’s WMP2020 programme and the legal challenges facing forces as a result of increasing levels of psychological illness among officers and staff.

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503 28 April, 2016
This week’s edition is dominated by the Hillsborough disaster inquests’
verdicts, which apportion blame to the police, ambulance and Sheffield
Wednesday, and completely exonerate the 96 fans who lost their lives, and the Liverpool supporters.
Also included: Home Secretary Theresa May and senior policing figures join the Brexit debate, major discrepancies emerge between the Crime Survey for
England and Wales and police recorded crime and the Government has
announced tough new proposals to combat money laundering.
Much more news plus features this week include: an examination of how data from accident and emergency departments can reveal ‘invisible’ violence hotspots and gang crime activity; discussions on operational support collaboration; the latest on social media and digital investigation techniques; plus we have a major case study that concluded by unravelling false identities and social media relationships.

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502 April 21, 2016
This week’s news includes the shocking statistic from mental health charity Mind that one in four emergency services personnel have thought about committing suicide.
Elsewhere, the College of Policing has confirmed it will be pushing towards Royal Charter status and wants to establish a register people ‘licensed to pratice’. Labour MP Stella Creasey has said police lack an understanding of online crimes and a new report has identified that less than one per cent of stalking cases are recorded by police and that officers need more training to combat the issue.
Features include: an examination of modern slavery in the UK and an assessment of whether candidates need political or policing experience to succeed in the role of police and crime commissioner.

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501 April 14 2016
In this week’s edition, we have all the latest news, including how Police IT inefficiencies are hampering the digitisation of the criminal justice system, senior black and minority ethnic policing figures have called for the introduction of a 50/50 positive discrimination law and a man has been charged with the murder of PC Gordon Semple. Also this week, the Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has offered words of “deep regret” over distress caused to Lord Bramall by an investigation into allegations of historic child sex abuse and a former Labour leadership candidate has said more court closures will hurt the police service.
Features include an examination of Leicestershire Police’s approach to deployment based on harm rather than volume of crime and its use in offender management, Cheshire Constabulary’s restructure of local policing and how councils can work positively with police to combat organised crime.

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500 April 7, 2016
This week’s edition marks a milestone, our 500th Police Professional commemorates more than 12 years of publishing guidance and good practice for the service.
In the news this week there has been a significant increase in the number of officers and staff taking long-term sick leave for psychological reasons, Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham says significant movement is needed on provisions included in the Investigatory Powers Bill before Labour will support it and British Transport Police (BTP) is to reconsider plans to axe its Sexual Offences Unit.
As well as a four-page special looking back at the big issues covered over the years and messages from leaders of the service, we provide analysis on new stop and search guidance from the College of Policing, a new technique to prevent crime and terrorism at transport hubs and an article examining why the service must improve its approach to cybercrime.

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