March 2018 (5)
- Officer injured in nerve agent attack visited by chief
Chief constable says he is "deeply relieved" to have spoken to him in hospital.
- Met appoints new assistant commissioner for counter terrorism
DAC will fill AC Mark Rowley's position following his retirement announcement
- Solicitors frustrated with disclosure failings
Overwhelming majority of survey respondents have witnessed the growing issue
- IOPC upheaval creates staff skills shortage
The IOPC has dramatically increased its workload
- Police Service of Northern Ireland deserves 5.4 per cent pay rise, says Fed
PSNI officers missed out on last year's two per cent pay bump
February 2018 (8)
- New chief says College needs to simplify its offer
CEO Mike Cunningham speaks to Police Oracle about his hopes for developing better connections between officers and the College of Policing
- Retired officer speaks out on depression
He was nearly killed in the 80s, saw a military colleague with his limbs blown off and became estranged from his wife and two daughters because of work pressure and tragedy.
- National force looking for third chief in five years
Phil Gormley's resignation sparks search for new boss
- Chief: 'Don't confuse positive action with positive discrimination'
CC Dee Collins spoke to Police Oracle during force's inclusivity conference
- Force appeals for unpaid drivers
Scheme aims to maximise the amount of time officers can spend on core roles
- Force alters working conditions to suit menopausal officers
Shake-up includes the introduction of safe spaces to 'cry or talk with a colleague.'
- Forces praised for peaking LGBT representation list
Those who did not enter encouraged to sign up to inspire more LGBT officers to join the force.
January 2018 (5)
- Former Fed chairman gets job at College
Ex-staff association head has a secondment to the professional body
- Fed urges chiefs to submit impact statements in court
Personally written documents will allow judges to take into consideration the impact the assault has had on the force, the officer's family and the public.
- Brave officers commended for Manchester Arena attack response
They ran towards the scene not knowing the dangers they could face
- Call for police outsourcing to be brought back in house after Carillion collapse
Biggest policing PFI contracts use firm to maintain and operate buildings
December 2017 (6)
- Former cadet leader 'gobsmacked' by Queen's Police Medal
Neill said he was 'blown away' by the news
- President of Superintendents' Association's Christmas message
'The demands and pressures on policing are ongoing, and the amazing people who serve just keep on responding'
- Home Secretary's Christmas Message
'Your bravery and professionalism has shone through'
- Ban on police retiring while under misconduct investigation lifted
Retired officers will now be able to be subject of standards hearings
- More than 125,000 applications to join police since 2015
Some forces have had up to 35 people go for each available post
- Public list of officers dismissed from policing to be published
Those told to leave service will have their names put on website
November 2017 (4)
- HMI takes over at College of Policing
Former chief constable Mike Cunningham has been appointed
- 'Police leadership is about welfare of officers', chiefs are told
Officer welfare is key to preventing officers from burning out
- Cyberstalking app hands back control to victims
A force has partnered with the University of Bedfordshire to develop a mobile app for victims of cyberstalking
- Government wants 'nodding dogs' to take charge of policing
Local Police Federation chairman critical of Home Secretary's speech
October 2017 (3)
- 'Broken' officer pens candid letter to chief constable
'I feel let down, I feel abandoned, I feel alone, I feel undervalued, I feel mentally exhausted'
- One per cent bonus will not lead to job losses, says PCC
Chief constable thanks PCC for working to ensure money to fund increase is found without the need for reduction in numbers.
- 'How many 68-year-old terrorists have you seen on the streets?'
Restrictions to pension access for CNC members could pose a threat to national security
September 2017 (10)
- 'Leaving the force? I have no regrets'
A former Detective Constable from the City of London Police, 39, left the force in November 2013 after 15 years of service.
- 'I'm glad I got out - policing is a thankless job'
Stressed, despondent and disillusioned, James Edmonds, 40, left Lancashire Constabulary after 15 years of service in December 2015.
- Former footballer laces up boots in new policing career
The new recruit used to play for Port Vale.
- Officers in Scotland given one per cent pay increase
Letter also reveals reforms to overtime and rest day regulations.
- Let officers pursue criminals without living in fear of being pursued themselves
Police Oracle editor Martin Buhagiar says a case highlighted this week illustrates why current legislation leaves police drivers vulnerable
- Government has made 'clear commitment' to mental health crisis
Minister seeks to "assure" officers over government action on mental health.
- Minister says he would be 'irresponsible' to ignore good merger cases
Calls to reduce number of forces to save money
- Receiving one application for retiring chief's job 'not unusual' says South Wales PCC
Chief Constable Peter Vaughan is due to retire.
- Police forces heading for 'perfect storm', PSAEW conference will be told
Chief Superintendent Gavin Thomas will urge Policing Minister Nick Hurd MP to review funding and resources
- Understanding Situational Judgement Tests
This is the last of a six-part series of Police Promotion articles, 'b' the best you can be, provided by bselectedpolice.com
August 2017 (5)
- Officer who transformed his life shortlisted for prestigious award
Things could have turned out very differently for the PC.
- Home Secretary says stop and search can be used to 'confront' acid attacks
Amber Rudd says government has given 'police the powers they need'
- Racist abuse aimed at officers continues to rise
The number of officers facing discriminatory abuse continues to rise.
- Officers' psychological welfare must be looked after, says Met Commissioner
Boss of largest police force says personnel have dealt with 'utterly horrific things' recently
- Morale continues to fall as stress grows and pay dwindles
More than 70 per cent of officers surveyed unhappy with their total pay package
July 2017 (5)
- Outgoing chief talks direct entry, police degrees and training overseas
In an in-depth interview with PoliceOracle.com, CC Alex Marshall discusses his time as the first head of the College of Policing
- Theresa May vows to 'consider' public sector pay reports
Prime Minister says recommendations about pay levels for police officers will be considered 'very carefully'
- Making officers healthier and happier will help protect the public, says chief
Force is set to introduce extra leave for personnel, and head is also determined to help officers' finances as much as he can
- No change to public sector pay cap, says Number 10
Policing Minister's claim about pay is immediately contradicted by Prime Minister's spokesman
June 2017 (6)
- 'I am very clear that we are at a tipping point' country's longest-serving chief warns
'Cuts have left our communities less safe' Lancashire Chief tells Police Oracle editor Martin Buhagiar
- Police Federation calls on Theresa May to invest in service
Tories looking to form government with far right Democratic Unionist Party
- Independent report into investigator contract rates released
Document establishes a range of pay rates offered for each specific policing profession
- Advertorial: Pattern of promotion success
This is the third in a six-part series of Police Promotion articles, 'b' the best you can be, provided by bselectedpolice.com
- Northumbria saving thousands of working hours by removing 'checking of checking'
Chief Constable Steve Ashman says ideas have come from the front line.
May 2017 (6)
- Questions asked over direct entry chief constable process
Department said no decisions had been made following an apparent attempt to gauge views from within the service
- Home Secretary says Conservative approach to policing will remain the same
Fed reps line up to tell Amber Rudd of a crisis in the service
- Policing Minister: Officer numbers are not for me to decide
Delegates are unimpressed by performance
- Gloucestershire Chief insists it's "business as usual" as the force faces blue light merger
Temporary Chief Constable Rod Hansen says he wants to "enjoy" being chief.
April 2017 (2)
- Gwent chief constable announces retirement
PCC described him as a hard act to follow
- Sara Thornton: 'Post-incident procedure must reflect support our officers deserve'
NPCC Chairman, writing exclusively for Police Oracle, says balance between full investigation and fair treatment of armed police officers must be found.
March 2017 (3)
- What's good for recruits is good for chiefs: Direct entry proposals sparks debate
Ex-DAC says "laughable competition" for appointments means the time has come for direct entry at the top.
- Why we must do more to intervene early with women at the point of arrest
Opportunities exist to prevent women being drawn into the criminal justice system, the Prison Reform Trust says
February 2017 (4)
- Cressida Dick named as new Met Commissioner
Mayor of London hails distinguished career of first female boss of force
- Head of Humberside Police agrees 'to make way for new chief'
PCC had warned that Justine Curran's job was not safe
- Chief will release officers from 'tick box mentality'
Northumbria Chief Constable Steve Ashman wants to scrap some of the bureaucracy that comes with the job.
- Chief wants officers to be leaders as he opens the door for promotion
Northumbria Chief says he recognises the benefits of moving forces and taking advantage of the opportunities on offer
January 2017 (1)
December 2016 (3)
- Officer numbers will fall further as budgets frozen next year
Met identifies massive shortfall as Home Office says it's up to council taxpayers to keep funding up
- Policing degrees and formal qualifications given green light
College board approved the plans following a consultation – but implementation may be some time away
- Forces trying to recruit outside leaders without identifying own talent
Inspectorate finds direct entry schemes being sought by South Yorkshire and Humberside, who do not have good enough processes for picking out internal talent
November 2016 (4)
- Temporary chief confirmed as head of force after two years in post
CC Dee Collins appointed substantive boss of constabulary she has led since June 2014
- Home Office will accept non-UK applications for Met Commissioner job
The advertisement for the role was published today with the deadline set for early next year.
- Chief officers must have previous UK experience, former commissioners warn
Lord Blair and Lord Condon put forward amendment to Policing and Crime Bill
- Anti-terrorism police patrol units to be introduced across capital
Metropolitan Police says move is 'not in response to a specific threat'
October 2016 (1)
September 2016 (4)
- Police TV documentaries: Good, bad or risky?
As the second series of a show following the development of probationers draws to a close, Ian Weinfass takes a look at potential impacts of being featured on prime time as part of the job
- Mayors have not played politics with policing, says retiring Met Commissioner
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, who announced his retirement unexpectedly, claims no politician has acted in a partisan manner
- Chief super in vulnerability training call for officers
President of the Chief Superintendents Association of England and Wales says officers should have a public protection licence
- Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to retire
Met Commissioner was appointed in September 2011
August 2016 (4)
- North Wales deputy PCC appointment blocked by panel
Inspector turned PCC Arfon Jones had already announced the news on his website
- Time and cost of qualification leading to detective shortages, rep says
Thames Valley Fed blames accreditation changes for a shortfall of investigators
- Former Navy officer appointed new HM Inspector
Matthew Parr joins the inspectorate after more than 30 years in the Royal Navy
July 2016 (1)
June 2016 (5)
- Investment outside criminal justice system 'vital' to improving police custody
Chairman of IPCC warns of lack of alternative provision and resources
- College of Policing to accredit undercover police units
APP for undercover personnel has been made public for the first time
- Temporary chief to be given permanent role
Cleveland PCC has recommended T/CC Iain Spittal be given the job
- Police degrees: Work on apprenticeships has begun, as Met volunteers to pilot programme
Force supports degree option for all new recruits
- Chief constable announces retirement
Herts chief will step down later this year
May 2016 (3)
April 2016 (1)
March 2016 (3)
- Thinking about leaving the force?
We want to know how you feel about the job and your plans for the future.
- Force wastes £26,000 after miscalculating compensation
Problem following legal ruling is latest in long list of mistakes which has seen officers paid incorrectly
- Forces owe officers more than 1,000 years of rest days
Top of the table is the Met which owes its officers 176,969 days, or 485 years.
February 2016 (3)
- MoD Police personnel working excessive overtime, report warned
Officers protecting sites including Trident nuclear missile sub base did 'huge amounts of overtime working' to ensure security
- Police staff jobs at risk as force reduces cost of outsourcing contract
Force says changing financial climate means workforce numbers need to be reduced
- Policing degrees a step closer to fruition as consultation launched
Three academic routes into the job outlined by College amid acknowledgement transferring costs will save public money
January 2016 (3)
- Movers and Shakers: January 2016
There have been many recent appointments in policing. Here PoliceOracle.com rounds up a selection of them
- Firefighters cautious about Home Office's collaboration plans
But Fire Brigades Union representative says service is 'not grieving' about it being joined with policing at ministerial level
- Most chief constables were the only candidate for job last year
Questions raised over influence of PCCs on process
December 2015 (3)
- Met 'won't scrap PCSOs' despite disappointment over capital city funding
Chancellor's decision to protect the budget means plans to get rid of all PCSOs are no longer being considered
- 'Cautiously optimistic' chief considering introducing voluntary exit scheme
Experienced police leader spoke to Ian Weinfass about the cuts reprieve, unfair funding formula and the folly of compulsory severance
- Region's tri-responders will provide 'quality service' to community
Innovative roles will represent 'step change' in way community safety is delivered.
November 2015 (3)
- 'CSI effect' pulls students to forensic career talk
Nearly 1,500 students told about the reality of working in police forensics.
- Angling inspector now out to catch fish poachers
That is people who steal fish - not those who boil them in milk
- PM accused of misleading public on officer figures
Labour candidate tells David Cameron: 'I'm afraid I simply do not recognise your figures'
October 2015 (3)
- 'Money issue' hampers strive for BME representation
Janet Hills from the NBPA says a stalemate in recruitment and chief constables not being held to account is halting progress.
- Are you promotion ready?
DCI Ben Ewart outlines common problems faced by officers during stage three of the new promotion process and how bselected Police Promotion Success can help.
- Video: Policing is still a great career option
Commander Chris Greany talks about how the role of a police officer has changed
September 2015 (2)
August 2015 (1)
July 2015 (11)
- Forces will cut control rooms from three to two
Move will save £4m a year after chief constables and police and crime commissioners agreed deal which sees further collaboration
- Royal opens £38 million police training centre
The Wakefield site boasts facilities for real life public order, driving and firearms training
- Rise in officers off with mental health problems
National picture of extent of stress, depression and similar conditions revealed
- Retired police officers are a 'very desirable commodity'
Retired officer Mark Holdgate says there should be an onus on the police service to provide coaching and mentoring to officers about to retire
- PCC calls on the public's help to find new chief
It is believed that no other force has involved the public in the selection process before
- Force launches recruitment drive to deal with major crime
Surrey Police highlights demand of dealing with major crimes including child sex exploitation
- Outsourcing hundreds of Met staff jobs to be signed-off next week
Case for new partnership has been passed on to London Mayor's office for approval
- Brave PCs praised after they tackled 'extremely violent' knife-thrower
'These officers displayed immense bravery,' says borough commander after pair injured in incident
- Government: Arrangements are no threat to HMIC's independence
Ministers reject calls from select committee to change method of appointment for HM chief inspectors
- Cybercrime forum brought agencies and businesses together
Forum hosted by Police Oracle's parent company, Red Snapper Group
- Market leading criminal justice staffing business merges with cyber security company
Merger is a 'strategic response to meet recruitment needs of both law enforcement and commercial sectors in terms of cyber-crime investigations'