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In this weeks edition we have news of police officers set to receive a one per cent rise and a non-pensionable, non-consolidated one per cent extra to come out of current police funding. Dozens of officers have been sent to assist the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force in Hurricane Irma relief efforts, and Police Professional analysis shows less than a quarter of PCCs intend a change in governance of their fire and rescue service. There is lots more news and features including a look into the cultural issues behind female genital mutilation, the scale of illegal waste disposal, we explore some key issues raised at last weeks national conference on policing and mental health, and innovative strategies employed to deal with incrreasing missing persons reports. We also have the first in a regular series by The Research Inspector – with EMPAC we will look at research carried out into policing. And we have the latest court decisions from Criminal Law Week.
In this weeks edition we have news of the pay settlement for police officers, they are to receive a one per cent rise and a non-pensionable, non-consolidated one per cent extra to come out of current police funding but has not been budgeted for. Also, dozens of officers have been sent to assist the Royal Virgin Islands Police Force in the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, and Police Professional analysis shows less than a quarter of police and crime commissioners intend a change in governance of their fire and rescue service. There is lots more news and features including: Cutting through culture Law enforcement is focused on obtaining the first conviction for female genital mutilation, but first it needs to understand the cultural issues to obtain the evidence and prevent the practice in the meantime. Minding the care gap As NHS funding for mental health services continues to decline, so pressure on the police increases. Last weeks national conference on policing and mental health was an opportunity for partners to search for solutions. Wasteful profits Huge incomes and low penalties are tempting increasing numbers of organised criminals into the world of illegal waste disposal and other environmental offences. Police Professional looks at the scale of the problem and the efforts to tackle it. Missing enaction Forces across the country are dealing with an increasing number of missing persons reports, especially involving those with either Alzheimers or dementia. Police Professional looks at the impact of the rising numbers and examines some of the innovative strategies being employed to deal with the issue. The research inspector Police Professional has teamed up with the East Midlands Policing Academic Collaboration (EMPAC) to bring you a new regular user-friendly briefing on policing research. Criminal Law Week Round-up of new developments regarding offences, police powers and the rules of procedure and evidence. To view the edition click here