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In this week’s edition we have a report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services that says too many forces are failing to spot signs of modern slavery, the Assaults Against Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill has unanimously passed its second reading and will go to the committee stage, and the latest statistics reveal the biggest increase in police recorded crime in a decade. There is lots more news and features including a look at the impact BBC’s Crimewatch has made on policing after the announcement to axe the appeals programme, the Research Inspector highlights the importance of understanding how demands in control rooms impact officers’ time, Robin Jarman discusses wellbeing support available for officers, and we highlight a national project to offer guidance on victim satisfaction surveys. Our main feature looks at the proposals to remodel Norfolk Constabulary, including becoming the first force to eliminate the PCSO role.

Oct 25, 2017

In this week’s edition we have a report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services that says too many forces are failing to spot signs of modern slavery and the Assaults Against Emergency Workers (Offences) Bill has unanimously passed its second reading and will now go to the committee stage. Chief constables have warned Parliament about the stretch to policing with little preventative work possible, and the latest statistics revealed the biggest increase in police recorded crime in a decade. There is lots more news and features including: Tipping the scales Norfolk Constabulary will be the first to make the PCSO role redundant if proposals for a new operating model go ahead. Police Professional examines the evidence for a rebalance of the workforce. Supporting feedback After previous surveys for understanding victim satisfaction were criticised for being too restrictive, a new guide is being created that could help forces maintain their individuality while still gaining invaluable insights. Long arm of comfort There is now greater recognition of the pressures involved in law enforcement. Robin Jarman discusses the support available and what took officer and staff wellbeing to the top of national priorities. Losing the appeal The proliferation of media channels and the emergence of social media as an effective method of seeking help from the public have dented Crimewatch’s ratings so much it is to stop broadcasting. Police Professional examines the impact the pioneering show has made on policing. Policing domestic violence This week, the Research Inspector explains the results of a study into how police officers and control rooms respond to domestic violence, highlighting the importance of knowing how the demands in this area impact on officers’ time. To view the edition click here

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