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In this week’s edition we have news of the MPS plans for reforming its 32-borough structure into 12 basic command units, the Home Office has urged the PRRB to view the “significant” pension scheme officers have as a “perk” before deciding on a pay rise and Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley has resigned, claiming it would be impossible to resume his duties. There is lots more news and features including a look into the new series of 24 hours in Police Custody, we explore how criminals are smuggling diseased or unhealthy puppies into the UK and selling them to unsuspecting buyers, we also examine apps that alerts users to nearby crimes and encourages them to livestream them, the Research Inspector examines studies into the local impact of organised crime using wider data than police information, new research in mineral density is proving highly effective at determining the age of skeletal remains and we look into the tide of national ICT reform heading towards forces.

Feb 14, 2018

In this week’s edition we have news of the MPS plans for reforming its 32-borough structure into 12 basic command units, the Home Office has urged the PRRB to view the “significant” pension scheme officers have as a “perk” before deciding on a pay rise and Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley has resigned, claiming it would be impossible to resume his duties. There is lots more news and features including: The success of risk A police documentary is continuing to enter new territory in showing the human side of policing, broadcasting the ‘warts and all’ of everyday life, including the shock of discovering that one of their own is a prime suspect. Chief officers explain why they went against the advice of the inspectorate to be so transparent with the public. App-lying engagement The use of smart technology to involve communities in crime reduction makes complete sense, but its introduction has not been without controversy. However, new applications are beginning to emerge and make it easier to connect with the public. Unleashed crime Despite greater awareness of the illegal trade in dogs, criminals are finding new ways to lead lucrative lifestyles from smuggling puppies into the country and selling unhealthy or diseased animals to unsuspecting buyers. Limited age by BMD New forensic techniques to age skeletal remains often produce a broad range of results, but new research in mineral density is proving highly effective at shortening the possible span. Community impact This week, the Research Inspector examines the local effect of organised crime and how to find your way to studies that have been conducted or are under way across the UK. Tsunami of change Huge national technology projects have advanced to the point that implementation could drown forces, but experts suggest forces can choose to get ahead of the approaching tide of reform. To view the edition, click here

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