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Officers 'trampling' over digital evidence, forensic experts warn

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Disclosure failings put down to poor training and volume of data.

Undercover policing report to be delivered in 2023

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Inquiry has already cost £10 million.

Urgent review of 33 criminal investigations over forensic failures

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Scientist is accused of lying to detectives.

This is real life – not some television drama

Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Karen Stephens, PFEW Detectives' Lead, writes about the ever increasing pressure faced by investigators.

Aspiring police chiefs 'must' have child abuse prevention experience

Friday, 27 April 2018

College of Policing 'licence to practice plans' do not go far enough, says inquiry.

Parole boss sorry over failure to tell victims of rapist cabbie release

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

John Worboys was jailed indefinitely in 2009 for drugging and sexually assaulting women.

Grenfell Tower fire investigation to cost more than £38 million

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Met is asking Home Office for more money as 200 detectives examine tragedy.

Public apology could be made in 'spying on journalists' case

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Neighbouring force says reasonable to infer misconduct took place.

Met to review sex crime investigations after two cases collapse in a week

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Every live case will be examined.

Mystery body found in Exmoor 15 years ago to be identified

Monday, 17 July 2017

Police now have a full DNA profile thanks to new cutting-edge forensic techniques.

Ex-officer says imaging software can help growing 'question' of authenticity

Monday, 17 July 2017

Tool can be used to automatically scan thousands of images for traces of manipulation.

Fraud fears over time limit on company records storage

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Investigators could lose out by 'data protection' changes, it is claimed

Missing people found more quickly thanks to new scheme

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Success means programme may now be rolled out across the force.

Police committing more than ten data breaches each week, says report

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Examples include officer giving USB containing sensitive police information to a member of the public.

What skills to I need to be a homicide investigator?

Monday, 1 June 2015

Ever wondered what it takes to join the murder team. Recently retired Met detective Chris Adams shares his words of advice.

What skills do I need to join a cyber crime unit?

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Have you ever wondered what you need to become an online crime investigator? PoliceOracle.com asked members of the Met's FALCON team what is required.

Life after the Job: John Briggs

Thursday, 4 December 2014

After spending much of his career as a detective, John Briggs continues to work his skills for organisations outside of the police.

SIO Corner: Trace, Interview & Elimination

Thursday, 16 October 2014

In our latest installment of SIO corner, we look at things to be considered when interviewing groups of people where the distinction between suspect and witness may not initially be known.

Technology gives officers 'greater power' to solve crimes

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Suite of sophisticated software, which can bring multiple data streams into one place as well as identify abnormal behaviour, must be available to officers.

MISPER alerts: Force adopts new system

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

All Wiltshire officers and staff will now receive updates via their mobile phones as its takes on NCA initiative.

New complaints over police exposing journalists' sources

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Fears use of RIPA to seize phone records threatens whistleblowing.

Advertisement feature: Every gun tells a different story

Friday, 19 September 2014

The National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) delivers fast time forensic intelligence as well as tactical and strategic intelligence to tackle all aspects of firearms related crime within the UK.

Budgets slashed: Historic investigations threatened

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

An alternative approach is needed to dealing with deaths during the Troubles, warns chief constable.

Police to aid agency's probe into food crimes

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Specialist unit set up by government will lead crackdown on individuals and organisations producing or selling meat illegally.

Policing recruits and maintaining career aspirations

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

With the increasing operational demands on new policing recruits as the Met seeks to replenish numbers, Dennis Weeks argues that the aspirations of the individual should not be ignored.

National Forum of Restorative Practitioners

Monday, 31 March 2014

A New National Benchmark Standard for Restorative Practice

Judith Gillespie, policing pioneer

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Cliff Caswell speaks to the first female ACPO officer in Northern Ireland on the highs and lows of her three decades in policing.

Winsor pay freeze 'is now thawing'

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Personnel are now able to move up a pay scale – although the system will see reform along the way.

The hard sell of paying to police

Monday, 3 March 2014

Officers are reluctant to put their hands in their pockets for a certificate authorising them to do the job – but soon they may have no choice. Royston Martis reports.

Lawyers deem officers from five forces vicitms of indirect age discrimination

Thursday, 6 February 2014

The London Central Employment Tribunal have found the unjust appropriation of the A19 clause of the 1987 Police Pensions Regulations.

Nottinghamshire swap stations for staff in budget shake up

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

As Nottinghamshire Police have been pushed to reduce their operating budget by £42.3m by March 2015, the force aim to continue their recruitment drive at the cost of closing stations.

Online UK business registration security checks create opportunities for fraudsters.

Monday, 3 February 2014

The stringency of the administrative arrangements that allow people in the UK to set up businesses online has recently been called into question by the chairman of the Fraud Advisory Panel, Ros Wright.

West Yorkshire to recruit 1,000 Special Constables, despite £154m cut

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Despite the cut, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns is looking to develop and improve the efficacy of frontline policing operations, with a new recruitment drive and the introduction of new victim's code.

Northern Ireland's Justice Minister calls for ammendments to Chief Constable application criteria

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Currently, in order to apply for the role of Northern Ireland's Chief Constable you must have served at assistant chief constable level for a minimum of two years.

Go ahead for recruitment drive - despite Staffordshire Police's £4,000,000 budget cut

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

After reducing its current operating budget by £4,000,000, Staffordshire still intends to continue its recruitment drive to obtain 42 new police officers.

Petition to end £1,000 fee for mandatory policing qualification

Monday, 20 January 2014

Siobhain McDonagh, MP for Mitcham and Morden has recently spoke out against the cost of obtaining the Certificate in Knowledge of Policing, a mandatory requirement for anybody making an application to a police force.

Further cuts at West Midlands Police halts recruitment drive

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Following the announcement of a £25m funding cut it April, West Midlands Police have announced that the drive to recruit 450 new police officers will be put on hold.

Northumbria to axe 400 jobs in budget cuts

Thursday, 9 January 2014

It has been revealed that 400 jobs are to be cut from Northumbria Police in the latest round of budget cuts, the force has been ordered to save £46m which would be met by the dismissal of staff.

Gloucestershire ready to recruit again

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Following the closure of drive to recruit officers in 2010 due to budget cuts, Gloucestershire Police have announced that they are to recruit 24 new officers to the force over the next year.

Mass redundancies in Dyfed-Powys Police restructuring

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Having announced that the force is the undergo a restructuring process, it has emerged that this could involve job losses for up to 118 people.

Police force amalgamation will result in job losses

Monday, 16 December 2013

As Hertfordshire's police and crime commissioner, David Lloyd, has revealed a merger between three neighbouring county's forces will result in redundancies.

Cheshire Constabulary start a recruitment drive for new PCSOs

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Cheshire constabulary has announced a recruitment drive for new Police Community support officers

Action Fraud hotline to be handed over to City of London Police

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

A fraud hotline service that was set up in 2010 to collect details of fraudsters and online scams from around the country is being handed over to City of London police

Former Metropolitan Chief calls for a shake up to the UK Policing

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

The former Chief of the Metropolitan Police, Lord Stevens, has called for a new body of professional standards that would allow police officers who have misbehaved to be “struck off”.

The collaboration between Suffolk and Norfolk continues putting more jobs at risk

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

More civilian jobs are at risk in Suffolk and Norfolk as the counties two polices forces continue to merge together.

West Midlands Police Review Forced Retirement Scheme

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

A retirement scheme that was put in place in West Midlands Police which forced Police Officers to retire after 30 years in service could be scrapped because sufficient savings have now been made

Wiltshire Police To Hold Second Recruitment Drive This Year

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Wiltshire police are to hold another recruitment drive this year. They held a recruitment drive in January and over 300,000 people logged on to the computerised entry form within two hours

National Crime Agency will 'relentlessly pursue criminals'

Monday, 14 October 2013

The National Crime Agency will tackle organised and economic crime, border policing, child protection and cyber crime as it will replace a number of existing bodies but has significantly less funding.

West Midlands Police receive 1,000 applications for 50 PCSO jobs

Monday, 14 October 2013

Recruitment has now closed for the 50 PCSO posts and over 1,000 people applied. The PCSO roles were the first roles to be advertised in the force in three years.

Major change to police recruitment rules

Monday, 14 October 2013

Under the current system, all recruits must begin their policing career as a constable and work their way up

80 new regular officers will arrive over the course of the next 12 months which will include transfe

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

80 new regular officers will arrive over the course of the next 12 months which will include transferees from other forces as well as brand new officers who will be trained in Bedfordshire

Humberside Police could lose more than a quarter of its workforce by 2018

Monday, 9 September 2013

Over the next three years Humberside Police Force could lose up to 250 officer posts and 600 civilian jobs due to the force trying to save £30m.

Strathclyde Police Criticised for allowing its own officers to investigate allegations of violence

Thursday, 5 September 2013

Judges stated that Strathclyde Police force in Scotland was wrong to investigate its own officers over the allegations of violence against a detainee because the probe wasn't independent.

Sussex Police to recruit for 120 new Special Constables

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Sussex Police have launched a recruitment drive to find 120 new special constables before the end of 2014

IT manager has been jailed for seven years after defrauding his employers out of £19m

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Jonathan Revill made a profit of £5.6 million while working at an energy company in Leeds

Police Officers must pass fitness test or risk losing their job

Monday, 19 August 2013

Greater Manchester Police will be introducing fitness tests for all Police officers in service

London Police Commissioner’s Cyber-Crime Blunder

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

The City of London’s Police Commissioner has caused turmoil within the cyber-crime industry experts after writing a letter to The Times newspaper denying that the UK Police are struggling to tackle cyber crime and new styles of cyber-criminals.

Police given access to £1m crime fighting Software used by the Army

Thursday, 8 August 2013

A data system that was first used by the military which was developed to cope with the alleged human rights abuse in Iraq is now being used by forensic investigations into child abuse, hate crimes and computer hacking cases

Police officer used the forces system as a dating agency

Thursday, 18 July 2013

A married officer who served with Devon and Cornwall Police used his access to the criminal intelligence system as a dating site

Officer resigns ahead of hearing for gross misconduct

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Ann Hall, Assistant Chief Officer at Cleveland Police has been allowed to resign.

Taxpayers spent £100,000 in travel and hotel costs for the former head of the Serious Fraud Office

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

The former head of the Serious Fraud Office spent £100,000 of taxpayers’ money on travel and hotels after she was allowed to work part of the week from the Lake District

The Red Snapper Group purchases Safety Net

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

The Red Snapper is delighted to announce they have completed the purchase of Safety Net Associates Ltd.

Northamptonshire PCC Job Selection Accused of Being Biased

Monday, 3 June 2013

Applicant Mr Drake who applied for the strategic role within Mr Simmonds commission has placed a complaint claiming that the selection process was “neither fair nor free from bias”.

First arrests made to crackdown on pension fraudulent schemes

Monday, 20 May 2013

City of London Police has made initial arrests in a multi-agency operation to dismantle firms which trick savers into believing they can access their pension early.

IPCC responds to Home Secretary’s proposals on transfer of resources

Monday, 13 May 2013

The IPCC has today published its response to the Home Secretary’s proposal to transfer resources from individual police forces

Met Police Training Centre Potential Makeover Pending

Friday, 10 May 2013

MOPAC has submitted proposals to revitalize the current Met Police training centre in Colindale.

Police Scotland replaces pervious eight territorial forces

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Stephen House, Police Scotland’s new chief constable, believes the new national police service will reign down as an example for England and Wales, becoming a model for the ‘inevitable’ merge of the 43 forces.

The Red Snapper Group awarded contract to provide staffing services to the Iraq Historic Allegations

Friday, 15 February 2013

The Iraq Historic Allegations Team (IHAT) has been set up to investigate allegations of abuse of Iraqi citizens by British Service personnel.

Is 2013 the Year Police Officers Get the Right to Strike?

Thursday, 31 January 2013

The Police Federation needs the support of 65,000 officers in order to secure mandate for change – votes start on Thursday (31 January).

Sharp plummet in young police officer recruits

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Figures reveal how the number of young police offices in England and Wales has dropped by nearly 50% in just two years.

Significant plunge in value of fraud cases, KPMG reports

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Fraud cases in Scotland have returned to “normal levels” following a substantial spike in 2011, new reports have shown.

GUERNESEY’S police force and border agency to be headed by one

Friday, 16 November 2012

Under new plans the two bodies will become aligned under a single head of law enforcement, thus ensuring tighter working bonds and a more efficient service.

Revolutionary Forensic Device Sold Abroad Earns Thousands for Force

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

CERA - paving the way for investigations, such as those involving gun shell casings!

Unite the Union call for a specialist SFO financial fraud unit at Labour conference

Monday, 1 October 2012

New suggestions have reached the Serious Fraud Office as Labour’s new desire is a dedicated specialist unit to tackle financial fraudulent crime.

SRA further their risk investigations into conveyancing, aiming to prevent fraudulent scams.

Monday, 3 September 2012

Attempting to reduce the on-going risk of mortgage fraud, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) lays out its intentions to engage with firms.