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In this week’s edition we have tributes to the Ministry of Defence Police Chief Constable Alf Hitchcock who has died following a short illness, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary child protection inspections reveal two forces need to pay “urgent attention” and we celebrate the police officers, staff and volunteers recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. There is lots more news and features including an exclusive interview with the UK’s longest serving chief constable Steve Finnigan who warns that the public is less safe following police funding cuts, forensic scientists tell us why some victims of the North Kensington disaster may never be identified, Europol’s annual Terrorism Situation and Trend Report calls for global law enforcement cooperation, and scientists have discovered how laser technology can collect DNA or substances deposited in a fingerprint. We also explore how fraudulent practitioners are capitalising on the growth in popularity of teeth whitening.

Jun 21, 2017

In this week’s edition we have tributes to the Ministry of Defence Police Chief Constable Alf Hitchcock who has died following a short illness, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary child protection inspections reveal two forces need to pay “urgent attention” and we celebrate the police officers, staff and volunteers recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. There is lots more news and features including: Terror trends 2016 The nature of terror attacks continues to evolve, according to the latest analysis of terror in Europe, leading to calls for urgent and greater global law enforcement cooperation. Stoic but less safe In an exclusive interview before retiring, the UK’s longest serving chief constable praises the public reaction to recent events but warns that cuts to policing have left them vulnerable to terrorism and other threats. Fine-tooth combing The traumatic job of identifying tens, if not hundreds, of burnt bodies in last week’s North Kensington disaster is well under way, but past experiences show how difficult and painstaking that investigation needs to be and why some may never be resolved. Laser recovery Scientists have made an important discovery which could lead to new ways to collect biometric information and evidence of substances deposited among fingerprints without destroying the evidence. Behind the smile Sometimes those offering unskilled dental or medical services are also guilty of fraud, as the increasing number of charlatans who prey on people’s vanity shows. To view the edition click here

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