Our friends at Police Care UK have released the largest ever study of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma within serving officers and staff. It analyses more than 17,000 responses and was led by Dr. Jess Miller, who knows her stuff when it comes to understanding how trauma exposure affects our brains.
HMIC's report, PEEL: Police efficiency 2016, has highlighted the volume of digital evidence that forces are now dealing with. Supporting and developing staff to face the challenging requirements of the future and embracing digital technology are two of our priorities for reform.
A model of policing for the future is one that continues to protect the public but rewards and recognises officers and staff for the role they play in doing so. As the operational pressures on policing change and the financial pressures continue, the service will need to adapt to meet the challenges.
NPCC lead for professional standards says that police leaders have emphasised that abuse of powers for sexual gain has no place in policing, made changes to vetting and supervision processes, and encouraged reporting. New guidance by the College of Policing will help to ensure officers who behave inappropriately get the right sanction.
Today, NPCC chair Sara Thornton laid a wreath at the unveiling of a unique memorial to commemorate those police and military officers who lost their lives during the Eoka crisus in Cyprus from 1956 to 1960.
It is in the interests of the taxpaying public and chief officers navigating the system that the rules are clear, consistent and fair with checks and balances by locally accountable Police and Crime Commissioners
The NPCC and the Chief Police Officers Staff Association have concerns about the proportionality of extending misconduct sanctions beyond 12 months and will work with Government to ensure any change in legislation is as fair and proportionate as possible
The National Police Chiefs' Council has responded to today's report by the Home Affairs Committee, emphasising the importance of workforce diversity and better representing the make-up of local communities.