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In this week’s edition we have news of a review-led body tasked with investigating Police Scotland’s use of biometric data, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary has criticised police forces and the CPS for leaving stalking victims at “considerable risk” as officers are not taking the crime seriously, and Government pay advisers reveal police officers received a 7.5 per cent pay cut between 2010 and 2015. There is lots more news and features include scientists believe they had found a way to lift fingerprints from new bank notes, we explore an investigation into a fraud case in which £12 million was stolen from the NHS, Ian MacDonald assesses the discussions on emergency services collaboration amid the Grenfell fire disaster, Geoff Coliandris discusses the decline in problem-solving policing as the College of Policing unveils its ‘vulnerability project’, and Paul Kennedy urges forces to engage in soft market testing to improve their use of ICT.

Jul 5, 2017

In this week’s edition we have news of a review-led body being tasked with investigating Police Scotland’s use of biometric data, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary has criticised police forces and the Crown Prosecution Service for leaving stalking victims at “considerable risk” as officers are not taking the crime seriously, and Government pay advisers reveal police officers received a 7.5 per cent pay cut between 2010 and 2015. There is lots more news and features including: The sky is falling Ian MacDonald assesses the discussions on emergency services collaboration in light of the Grenfell fire disaster and possible implications for accountability. Unhealthy activities With over £120 billion spent each year, fraud is a significant issue for the NHS. Police Professional looks at recent cases and how one investigation required the cooperation of many law enforcement agencies in the UK and abroad. Regaining momentum Geoff Coliandris charts the decline of problem-oriented policing and urges forces to take a systematic approach to policing vulnerability. Printing difficulties Law enforcement has run into a number of challenges with the introduction of polymer bank notes, including an inability to lift fingerprints from them, but scientists from Abertay University believe they have identified a solution. Relating technology Paul Kennedy urges forces to engage in soft market testing to improve their use of ICT, and allow suppliers to show what they can do to resolve policing challenges. To view the edition click here

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