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In this week’s edition a legitimacy inspection from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services has found unfair use of stop and search can damage relationships with local communities and the Metropolitan Police Service could see officer numbers drop to 26,900 by 2021, according to London Mayor Sadiq Khan. There is lots more news and features including the development of Albanian organised groups in the UK and why their Prime Minister wants the UK to take action, we take an in-depth look into the impact of lengthy investigations on officers’ morale, the Research Inspector examines how the University of Lincoln blends learning and research on its Police Studies Module, Superintendent Martin Cleworth explains how the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit uses ANPR to tackle County Lines drug dealing and we explore lone wolf terrorists’ development as a threat after research suggests they do not act so alone.

Dec 13, 2017

In this week’s edition a legitimacy inspection from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services has found unfair use of stop and search can damage relationships with local communities and the Metropolitan Police Service could see officer numbers drop to 26,900 by 2021, according to London Mayor Sadiq Khan. There is lots more news and features including: Treasuring ANPR The threat that County Lines gangs pose to communities demands an urgent response from the service. Superintendent Martin Cleworth shares how his own force has overcome this issue using a resource that is often under-utilised. Stress testing As the morale of detectives across the country hits rock bottom and recruiters struggle to find candidates to fill vacancies, Police Professional takes an in-depth look at one key factor – the fear of being subjected to an IPCC investigation. A plea to consumers Police Professional looks at the development of Albanian organised groups in the UK and why their own Prime Minister wants the UK to take action. Company of wolves New research proposes that lone wolf terrorists do not act so alone. Police Professional examines their development as a threat and the factors that could help law enforcement. Learning to research This week, the Research Inspector looks at the University of Lincoln, which has been blending learning and research and, with the active involvement of the police, including some co-teaching on its Police Studies Module. To view the edition click here

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