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In this week’s edition news includes the transformation of the IPCC into the Independent Office for Police Conduct, the national lead for counter terrorism and assistant commissioner Mark Rowley is to retire, the Cabinet reshuffle includes a whole new team at the Ministry of Justice, and the number of Metropolitan Police Service officers is set to fall below 30,000. There is lots more news and features including Meagan Mirza explains how new legislation will affect access and use of automatic numberplate recognition data, we look at the issues of providing for women’s basic needs in custody, Ian Blackhurst discusses the future of digital briefings, Paul Kennedy urges the police service to undergo swift digital transformation, the Research Inspector explains how looking at the spatial movements of offenders could map future thefts from vehicles and Dr Samantha Andrews puts the case for improved training and development on interviewing child victims and witnesses.

Jan 10, 2018

In this week’s edition news includes the transformation of the Independent Police Complaints Commission into the Independent Office for Police Conduct, the national lead for counter terrorism and assistant commissioner Mark Rowley is to retire, the Cabinet reshuffle includes a whole new team at the Ministry of Justice, and the number of Metropolitan Police Service officers is set to fall below 30,000. There is lots more news and features including: Dignity in detention Custody suites have been updated and made much safer in recent years but failed to provide for women’s basic needs, according to custody visitors. Police Professional looks into the issue and talks to one force that is making feminine requirements a national topic of conversation. Ready for impact The implementation of new legislation and the sensitivities of automatic numberplate recognition data will mean forces must be prepared for changes taking place. Meagan Mirza explains the legal ramifications. Eliciting the truth Dr Samantha Andrews explains the development of interview techniques involving child victims and witnesses, and puts the case for adequate training and development on the issue. Context and clusters This week, the Research Inspector looks at a study being conducted into how the ‘forager theory’ could help map future thefts from motor vehicles and explains how the impact of police research can be better illustrated. Getting a shift on Ian Blackhurst discusses how once a day briefings could soon be consigned to history. Speeding up evolution Paul Kennedy proposes a shortcut to digital transformation and makes the case for urgently taking advantage of the available opportunities. To view the edition click here

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