- Sussex chief constable to step down
The Chief Constable of Sussex Police, Giles York, has announced he will be stepping down this summer after 30 years? service.
- More than half of 18-24 year olds see policing as ?too dangerous?
Survey by Professional Policing degree university casts doubt on 20,000 recruitment target
- Return to work scheme for female officers assessed by CoP
Two schemes from the CoP that aim to encourage women into detective and senior leadership roles approach the end of their first year.
- Christine Elliott appointed interim Chair of College of Policing
Christine Elliot, previously the College of Policing's Senior Independent Director, has taken over as interim Chair.
- College of Policing opens degree bursary scheme for officers
The College of Policing has launched a campaign to support officers studying for degrees.
- Interview: Deputy Mayor says Met needs officers and analysts
Ahead of the May 2020 London Mayor Election, Police Oracle spoke to Deputy Mayor Sophie Linden about and MOPAC?s policing priorities and commitments into a potential second term under Sadiq Khan.
- Met needs more specialist officers, AC Ephgrave warns assembly
Met teams are short of officers in major investigation areas, including rape inquiry team operating at half strength
- University consortium win three-force apprenticeship contract
Surry, Sussex and Hampshire Constabulary trainees will be taught at police training centres not on campus
- Sergeant exams will go ahead as planned CoP says
Police exams are going ahead but charity events and meetings are being cancelled in response to the coronavirus.
- Six independent members appointed to Northern Ireland Policing Board
Members have to declare past political activity and are paid £15k per annum for four-days-a-month role
- Justice Minister announces changes to the AccessNI filtering scheme
Supreme Court ruling brings in changes to criminal records standard and enhanced disclosure
- 'Gutted' officers react after Sergeant exams cancelled by CoP
Police due to take their sergeant exams have shared their disappointment after they were cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Retired officers face call-up as part of contingency plans
Retired police officers could be brought back on duty as part of COVID-19 contingency plans.
- Paying specials among civil contingency response options
Home Affairs Committee told that lack of officer testing could also be affecting front line numbers
- Interview: Michael Fuller, Britain's first and only black Chief Constable
Michael Fuller tells Police Oracle about his experience moving up the ranks in the face of discrimination on both sides of policing.
- Probationer training prioritised as recruits move to front line earlier
Officers fast tracked through the system as criminal records checks sped up to allow volunteers to start
- NPCC urges business to free up staff who are Specials
Police forces have appealed to employers to consider giving paid leave to staff who are Special Constables.
- College of Policing postpones all face-to-face training
College of Policing suspends all face-to-face training while assessment centres stay open to ensure uplift goes ahead.
- Met calls on retired PCs and sergeants to rejoin the force
Home Office says changes to tax and pension arrangements will be made in order to recompense officers who come back to the job
- Interview: South Wales Chief Constable Matt Jukes
The Chief Constable of South Wales Police talks to Police Oracle about managing sickness levels, distributing PPE and getting new recruits through their training
- When Saturday doesn't come ...
What does the country?s favourite football cop do when there are no matches to police? PC Paul Elliott?s fan-friendly Twitter feed has made him a favourite among football supporters. He tells Police Oracle about his love of the game and how his job suddenly changed.
- Nottinghamshire complete biggest recruitment in force's history
Nottinghamshire Police has recruited 72 new officers, the biggest intake in the force?s history.