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In this week’s edition we have news that emergency calls have spiralled to record highs, chief constables have decided now is not the right time to consider routine arming of frontline officers, and the Independent Police Complaints Commission is revisiting the death of PC Ian Terry who was shot in a training exercise in 2008. There is lots more news and features including coverage of the National Memorial Arboretum in which seven officers who died in the past year were honoured, a look into smartguns which could prevent someone stealing an officer`s firearm and using it, we speak with Alex Marshall ahead of his retirement on the importance of training to everyone in policing, we explore the dangers of street car races and how the service is responding with so few roads officers, and we look at how the Police ICT company is helping the service achieve its goals. We also have the latest court decisions from Criminal Law Week.

Aug 2, 2017

In this week’s edition we have news that emergency calls have spiralled to record highs, chief constables have decided now is not the right time to consider routine arming of frontline officers, and the Independent Police Complaints Commission is revisiting the death of PC Ian Terry who was shot in a training exercise in 2008. There is lots more news and features including: Cycle of remembrance Officers from across the UK converged on Staffordshire last Sunday to remember those who have given their lives in the course of service. Pursuing a vision Technology continues to be a major factor in the transformation of policing so Police Professional looked into how the Police ICT Company is assisting the service achieve its goals. Value of education Examining the effectiveness of tactics and learning about what works in policing provided the impetus to the career of Alex Marshall, who tells Police Professional about the importance of training and development to everyone in policing. Smart armoury Technology is being proposed to ensure those firing weapons, whether police or offenders, are authorised to do so and firearm theft is no longer a major problem. Ahead of the race Recent deaths from collisions involving souped-up cars chasing each other as crowds watch on have sparked a debate about how the service is able to respond with so few roads officers. Police Professional reports. 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

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