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In this week’s edition`s news police and crime commissioners warn MPs of a loss of 6,000 officers, mostly from neighbourhood policing, unless there are changes in funding. HMICFRS has published its PEEL Efficiency report, detailing how most forces need to improve their understanding of hidden demand as calls for service and crime reports increase. There is lots more news and features including a profile of the work of the UK’s only policing think-tank, Dr John Coxhead discusses the role science plays in advancing practice in policing, we explore the criminal opportunities created by changes to contactless cards and report from the FBI’s National Academy European training event and publish a study commissioned by the N8 Policing Research Partnership about the inhibitors and enablers of effective collaboration. Our cover feature examines whether algorithms can pass the evidential test as courts begin questioning the software being used in genotyping mixed DNA samples from crime scenes.

Nov 15, 2017

In this week’s edition`s news police and crime commissioners warn MPs of a loss of 6,000 officers, mostly from neighbourhood policing, unless there are changes in funding. Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services has published its PEEL Efficiency report, which details how most forces need to improve their understanding of hidden demand as calls for service and crime reports increase. There is lots more news and features including: Adding rigour Police Professional examines the work of the Police Foundation, the UK’s only policing think-tank Lessons across borders The growth of international crime, trafficking and cyber attacks have reinforced the need for learning to be shared around the world. Police Professional reports from the unique training event involving senior officers from across Europe who have attended the FBI’s Academy in Quantico. Cross-border champions The extension of the already considerable collaboration between forces in the North East was limited by failing to learn the lessons of previous projects. One study has sought to quantify what helps and hinders success in this area. Untangling identities Genotyping is widely accepted as more accurate at extracting profiles from mixed DNA samples but courts are questioning the software being used. Police Professional examines whether algorithms can pass the evidential test. Limits on crime As campaigners seek to increase the amount that can be spent using contactless credit and debit cards, could opportunities for criminals be created? Police Professional looks at the implications of proposals. Science v innovation Dr John Coxhead discusses the role science plays in advancing and resisting advances in practice, arguing that policing needs ideas that lead the law enforcement battle. To view the edition click here

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