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In this week’s edition West Midlands Police Chief Constable Dave Thompson calls for “realistic investments” to improve the response to major incidents, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced his plans to tackle the rising tide of knife crime and a Freedom of Information request has revealed a 500 per cent rise in Islamophobic hate crime in Manchester since the terror attack in May. We have lots more news and features including a look into the characteristics found in forces that do well in HMIC inspections, Chief Constable Simon Byrne suggests a reshape to the policing model, media giants begin to address videos on their platforms providing instructions for carrying out terror attacks and we explore the global trade in fraudulent food, worth £40 billion a year. We also speak to Dr Peter Langmead-Jones about changes being considered across the service and Dr Lucy Webster explains how Scotland is providing leading DNA forensic analysis to support wildlife crime investigations.

Jun 28, 2017

In this week’s edition West Midlands Police Chief Constable Dave Thompson calls for “realistic investments” to improve the response to major incidents, London Mayor Sadiq Khan has announced his plans to tackle the rising tide of knife crime and a Freedom of Information request has revealed a 500 per cent rise in Islamophobic hate crime in Manchester since the terror attack in May. We have lots more news and features including: Insights to action Dr Peter Langmead-Jones discusses the changes being considered across the service, how forces are dealing with the information they hold and the challenge of actually putting proposals into effective practice. Hallmarks of success Her Majesty’s Inspector of Constabulary Mike Cunningham explained the characteristics found in good performing forces and less evident in those achieving lower grades. Dangerous commodities Intelligence is growing of the adulteration of everyday ingredients on a massive scale, serving only to feed the organised criminals behind the trade. Don’t fool yourself As the service struggles to cope with increased demands and complexity, Chief Constable Simon Byrne suggests the the time is right to reshape the current policing model and capitalise on devolution. All DNA great and small Dr Lucy Webster explains how scientists in Scotland aim to provide the most comprehensive forensic analysis to support wildlife crime investigations in the world. Cutting the hate Following intense pressure, internet giants are beginning to address the huge amount of videos emerging on their platforms promoting hate and providing instructions on how to carry out terror attacks. Police Professional reports. To view the edition click here

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