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  1. Across the UK, others like us are taking action where a depleted police force cannot. Is this really how we want Britain to be? https://amp.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/19/manchester-police-bike-muggers-depleted-force It's sad to read comments such as: “The police said they would “try” to send a patrol down. They didn’t. Within the hour another cyclist was attacked in pretty much the same spot.”
  2. A police force will need to build a new partnership with a force and "should talk about" their current alliance an MP has said. West Mercia Police announced this month its plan to "withdraw from the current strategic alliance" it has with Warwickshire Police. The five-year partnership had saved more than £35m the Warwickshire force said. Tory MP Mark Pawsey said police should "think again". Speaking on the BBC Sunday Politics programme, the MP for Rugby and Bulkington said "I hope the two [forces] will get together and can look forward and if West Mercia want to move away then Warwickshire, as a relatively small force, will need to look for new partners. "That should be the way forward rather than walking away. "It strikes me as something to sit down and talk about." West Mercia Police previously said the decision was a bid to provide the public with better value for money . However, Warwickshire Police said it was "hugely disappointed" by the move. The forces merged services including firearms and police dog officers, as well as IT, HR and communications, in 2013 saying it would save £30m by 2015. The forces currently share the same control room and jointly cover a patch of 3,000 square miles. Previously, West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner John Campion said that the force will be expected to pay reasonable costs as part of its withdrawal. West Mercia Police hopes that work to split the forces will be completed within about a year. A West Midlands Police source suggested the move could open the possibility for that force and Warwickshire Police merging in the future. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-45857669
  3. Examples of crashes and astonishing near-misses caught on drivers' dashcams have been released by police to discourage erratic driving. Forces in Norfolk and Suffolk said they received about 150 videos a month from the public - double the amount from last year. About 75% of footage has led to drivers being warned, sent on driving courses or dealt with through the courts. Watch the full story on Inside Out at 19:30 BST on BBC One in the east of England, on Monday, 15 October. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-norfolk-45843691/shocking-dashcam-videos-released-by-norfolk-and-suffolk-police some shocking scenes in that video, including the pedestrian crossing and the car vs. buggy, very close.
  4. Yeah, I’d forgotten about the changes to use of force recording, good point!
  5. Fiona Bruce had to flag down a police car to get her to a studio in time to present BBC News at Six. After a technical glitch caused havoc at BBC Broadcasting House, the team made the decision to head to the BBC Millbank studio. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/tv-radio/fiona-bruce-police-car-news-at-six-bbc-technical-glitch-broadcasting-house-a8578331.html?amp
  6. The Metropolitan police’s use of force has risen sharply in the last year, with black people far more likely to be subjected to such tactics than anyone else, the Guardian can reveal. https://amp.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/oct/08/met-polices-use-of-force-jumps-79-in-one-year More violence. More use of force? Also, as the article mentions, single crewing due to lack of numbers may be part of this?
  7. Police were called to Domino's in a row over cold pizza. https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/police-called-gloucester-dominos-row-2086805.amp Seriously taking the piss (or should that be pizz?). Why should police attend for such a matter - assuming the staff weren’t at risk, shouldn’t dominos staff be disciplined for using the panic button...
  8. (CNN)A 90-year-old California man is due in court Thursday on suspicion of killing his stepdaughter -- a slaying police say they solved with the help of data from her Fitbit device. https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2018/10/04/us/california-fitbit-killing/index.html A sad case, but impressive use of tech to solve it, including: ”The device recorded a spike in Navarra's heart rate at 3:20 p.m., followed by a sudden slowing -- and the last heartbeat was recorded at 3:28 p.m., the affidavit reads.”
  9. Photo credit: STEPHANIE MACKENTYRE A police car on an emergency call ended up crashing into a village war memorial after hitting another vehicle. The marked car crashed with a Mini Clubman on Ixworth Road in Norton, Suffolk, at about 13:10 BST. The driver of the Mini suffered a wrist injury and officers had minor bruising. Norton Parish Council chairman Andy Burt said he heard sirens before he saw the police car "ramping up the war memorial after hearing an enormous screeching sound". Mr Burt, 35, said the memorial was "probably the most prominent point" in the village and was "probably even more prominent now because it's got a police car sat on top of it". 'Significant repair work' The parish council spent about £2,000 last year restoring the memorial in preparation for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. "We weren't expecting to adorn it with a police response vehicle," Mr Burt said. He said it now needed "significant repair work" but they would "do everything we can to get it restored in time" for the anniversary in November. BBC Radio Suffolk presenter Stephanie Mackentyre said: "The police car was quite badly damaged. "One of its wheels had come off. There was a small car to our left. There was an ambulance on scene. We couldn't see if anyone was injured." Police said minor damage was also caused to a stationary Audi A6 and an investigation into the cause of the crash was under way. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-suffolk-45680612 Seriously embarrassing. Not sure a cake fine will cut it...
  10. Police Scotland has outlined plans to invest £298m in its computer systems over the next nine years https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-scotland-45633212 Hope it works out for them, sounds like a big project. £86m net return then? If the sums are right.
  11. Police officers have been spying on drivers using the phones at the wheel while sat on the top deck of double decker buses. https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/25/police-spy-on-drivers-from-double-decker-buses-to-catch-people-on-their-phones-7978668/amp/ Clever idea - good view point from a bus. But what's your thoughts on asking the public to submit videos of people using their phones? Is this a good idea? Is it workable?
  12. A LEADING Scottish retailer has partnered with Police Scotland as part of an initiative to help keep communities safe – by encouraging employees to become special constables. https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/help-in-store-from-scotmid-s-special-constables-1-4803567/ Should there be more of this? More companies willing to let staff have time off to train and perform duties for policing and other services (TA etc)?
  13. techie1

    Call Handler Uniform

    Do any police staff get free shoes? Other than PCSOs and some frontline (CSI perhaps) who presumably need it as part of their PPE. the average office worker doesn’t get free shoes, so not sure why our office workers would! 😀 Maybe some some smart boots would work well with the combats, DMs or something like that? Presumably don’t need super waterproof super “walking proof” boots like the average officer? Or just some fluffy slippers to wear whilst you’re sitting at your desk. 😄
  14. techie1

    Police Scotland Initial Interview?

    Recruitment Query Not Permitted On Your Account This has been posted in the wrong area of the forum. Your account does not have an active membership or a current Recruitment Pass. You must post your topic in the Recruitment Area or Force Specific Areas of our forum Recruitment Pass A Recruitment Pass can be purchased for 1 month (£3.95) or 3 months (£7.95) and is renewable. During its active period you will be able to create as many topics and make as many replies as you like in the Force Specific Areas and the Recruitment sections of our forum. CLICK HERE to purchase a Recruitment Pass Membership Plans You can purchase an annual Silver Membership Package for just £15 which will give you unrestricted access to the Recruitment Sections and to all of the Force Specific Areas. We also include access to the exclusive VIP areas. Click HERE to see all of the benefits of a Membership Package. We also have our Gold Membership which gives global Gold Membership across all four of our forums and is a one time lifetime fee and we even throw in a FREE mug. Forums included are www.police.community, www.ukpoliceonline.co.uk, www.policespecials.com and www.policeuk.com CLICK HERE to purchase a Membership Plan This thread has been locked as the original poster has posted this in an area of the forum where it is not permitted and their account does not currently have the required permissions.
  15. techie1

    Medical and smt

    Bald all over? Guess that could be an issue. 😁 They might make make you come for several urine tests perhaps? Every few weeks?