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In this week’s edition we have news of Wiltshire Police Chief Constable Mike Veale’s “very difficult decision” of accepting the lead role at Cleveland Police, West Midlands Police Chief Constable Dave Thompson has pledged to send a personal impact statement to the Crown Prosecution Service in every officer assault case and the Police ICT company announces its new chief executive. There is lots more news and features include Detective Superintendent Martin Brunning explains how international cooperation and persistence can lead to the evidence, Jamie Wilson says forces should ensure evidence can be shared more easily, Sergeant Glen Iceton proposes a debate on how stop and search can be used to clear uncertainty, we look at the proposals to limit the casualties from older motorists who are not fit to drive, forces prepare frontline staff ahead of an imminent national rollout of ANPR and we explore how Durham Constabulary is trying to reduce the rising trend of shoplifting.

Jan 17, 2018

In this week’s edition we have news of Wiltshire Police Chief Constable Mike Veale’s “very difficult decision” of accepting the lead role at Cleveland Police, West Midlands Police Chief Constable Dave Thompson has pledged to send a personal impact statement to the Crown Prosecution Service in every officer assault case and the Police ICT company announces its new chief executive. There is lots more news and features including: Against the law The messages from politicians and scrutiny bodies goes against the spirit of stop and search legislation and are creating uncertainty over police powers. Sergeant Glen Iceton proposes a wider debate on how they should be used. 4Ps of ANPR As a solution is finally piloted ahead of an imminent national rollout, Police Professional reports on the likely benefits and how forces need to prepare frontline staff to see ANPR as not just a tool for the pursuit of offenders. Seeing the signs With the number of older drivers on the roads rising rapidly, there is concern that the danger they pose is also increasing. Police Professional looks at the proposals to limit the casualties from those who are no longer fit to get behind the wheel. Shopping for efficiency With the volume of shoplifting offences creating a dilemma for forces, Durham Constabulary has determined to ensure that all reports are dealt with and demand is reduced, and not just in the short term. Revealing directions When murder is suspected yet no body can be found, Detective Superintendent Martin Brunning explains how international cooperation and persistence in examining digital devices can lead to the evidence. A material view With reviews under way into disclosure processes, Jamie Wilson suggests forces develop their processes to ensure evidence can be shared more easily. To view the edition click here

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