A new report, Rebooting the PC, by think tank Policy Exchange and authored by Professor Martin Innes urges police chiefs not to put ‘buildings before bobbies’. It says that the nature of the emergent financial and social challenges that British society faces over the next decade means the police service needs to become more imaginative in how it interacts with the public.
25% of police forces in England and Wales in talks with Post Office about replacing police stations with "cops in shops" To read the article in full click here
Instead, the authors suggest a move to the Australian model of police infrastructure, which would mean smaller stations, including mini-bureaux within shops or high street businesses. To read the article in full click here
TARDIS-style police boxes should be brought back to make it easier to contact cops, a report says. The boxes would have a two-way video link to a control centre. They could be put in shopping centres, hospitals and post offices while outdated police stations are closed, says the report by think-tank Policy Exchange. To read the article in full click here
The measure would allow forces to shut out-of-date stations and open police offices in shopping centres and other premises. Police in London, Scotland and the Midlands are involved in the discussions, which are part of wider efforts to make savings. To read the article in full click here
Presenting his work for UPSI and international human rights organisations on the use of intentional lethal force and firearms by police, Dr Colin Roberts was speaking as one of the international experts invited to participate by the Geneva Academy, in partnership with the UN Office on Drugs and Crime and the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Co- operation in Europe) in Vienna. The Experts Meeting was held on 10-11 April to discuss the 1990 Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms for Law Enforcement Officials. The meeting looked at how to ensure the Basic Principles remain fully relevant to changes in policing since 1990, in anticipation of the Thirteenth UN Crime Congress to be held in Qatar in 2015. It discussed the lawful use and limits of that use of lethal force by the security forces, the use of 'less-lethal' weapons, explosive weapons, and the management of crowds, including peaceful protests.
Police took no action, say third of antisocial behaviour victims
The Guardian: Third of antisocial behaviour complainants say police took no action: Study shows wide variation in police handling of problem, with half of most acute victims satisfied with response
The Telegraph: Police were 'no help' in a third of anti-social behaviour complaints, says report
Daily Mail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2304069/A-anti-social-behaviour-victims-say-calling-police-makes-difference.html
Wales Online: Victims of anti-social behaviour in Wales among 'most vulnerable' - report
Research identifies ASB risk factors and locations