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Police Magazine


December 2017

These stories and more: Police budgets have not been protected - The Home Secretary has asked senior officers to draw up plans to make local communities safer, not just ask for cash.

MPs back blue light workers as Bill gets unanimous support - Legislation to better protect emergency services workers from assault is a step closer to becoming law.

No surprise as crime rises - Police forces are struggling to stem the tide of 'genuine increases' in crime as latest crime figures show rises across the board.

Custody report recommends changes - but no funding - The long-awaited report into deaths and serious incidents in police custody outlines 39 recommendations for the police service, but no blueprint for funding or resources.

Inspectorate report: Policing is now under 'significant stress' - The latest HMICFRS Police Efficiency report states that the pressures faced by officers are 'significant and increasingly complex'.

Police to wear latest body-worn video for on-the-spot interviews - New regulations could allow police to use BWV to record interviews with suspects outside custody suites.

Officers cleared of gross misconduct after 1,025-day wait - "The IPCC are doing nothing to add to the confidence of officers that they will be treated fairly," says PFEW conduct lead Phill Matthews.

Detectives morale hits rock bottom - This is according to a national survey recently undertaken by the PFEW showing workload, fatigue and stress are all on the rise.

Stand up and be counted - make a difference for all officers as a Fed rep - Have you got what it takes to be a rep? Elections are coming in 2018 so grab the opportunity to take your career to the next level by standing.