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In this week’s edition we have the sad news of the death of an officer responding to an immediate response incident on Christmas Day and tributes have been paid to Paul Broadbent, a champion of the `vulnerable and exploited’ whose sudden death has devastated colleagues. We also have all the New Years Honours. There is lots more news and features including a look at how Microsoft has transformed to cloud technology and how policing can learn from others doing the same, Leicestershire Police’s deputy chief constable Roger Bannister calls for more courageous communication by forces, before leaving the Independent Police Complaints Commission next week, chair Dame Anne Owers calls for greater public participation in the future of police performance and misconduct, we explore the issue of under-reporting in cyber attacks and Dr Kui Ren explains how flaws in smartphone camera sensors can identify users. We also have the latest court decisions from Westlaw.

Jan 4, 2018

In this week’s edition we have the sad news of the death of an officer responding to an immediate response incident on Christmas Day and tributes have been paid to Paul Broadbent, a champion of the `vulnerable and exploited’ whose sudden death has devastated colleagues. We have all the New Years Honours, the Metropolitan Police Federation chair Ken Marsh responds to suggestions that Freemasons are blocking reform and diversity in policing and news that a Ten Minute Rule Bill proposing greater protections for emergency service workers while responding to 999 calls will receive a second reading. There is lots more news and features including: Denying intelligence As the cost of mounting a distributed denial of service attack has reduced to almost nothing, victims stand accused of failing to report attacks and providing the opportunity for criminals to go undetected. Partners in learning Before leaving the Independent Police Complaints Commission as it changes name and structure next week, its chair Dame Anne Owers calls for greater public participation to create a new culture of accountability and improvement. Unleashing innovation Matt Bishop, Microsoft’s policing chief technology officer, explained to delegates at the recent Excellence in Policing conference how the technology giant’s ‘growth mindset’ has led its transformation to cloud technology and suggested how policing can learn to innovate from others doing the same. Courage in communications One year on since the launch of a hard-hitting CSE film, Leicestershire’s retiring Deputy Chief Constable Roger Bannister calls for more courageous communications by forces. Distorting identification Unique flaws in smartphone camera sensors could provide new opportunities to make secure connections or identify users. Westlaw Round-up of new developments regarding offences, police powers and the rules of procedure and evidence, with commentary from Criminal Law Week. To view the edition click here

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