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Nottinghamshire Police paid £450,000 to settle claims

Nottinghamshire Police force has paid out £446,499 in compensation to injured officers and civilian workers in the last five years, according to recently published figures. Figures show that 43 successful claims were entered between 2007 and 2012, including one member of staff receiving £8,000 in compensation after tripping over a pile of paper. The figures,…

Whistleblower takes Police force to tribunal

A Police Officer who claims he consistently warned his superiors that vital health and safety regulations were being ignored is taking West Midlands Police to an Employment Tribunal. The constable, James Griffin, claims that he was victimised for blowing the whistle about health and safety concerns and it has been suggested that he will tell…

Police supers talk tough over pensions

In a statement last week announcing how it had managed to persuade the Home Office to compromise on its plans to reform police pensions, the Police Superintendents’ Association of England and Wales (PSAEW) said it would “continue to engage with the Home Office to attempt to secure the best possible pension arrangements for its members”.…

”Self-reflective police will perform better”

Police officers should get 20 minutes a week to reflect on what they have done over that period and this would help to improve their performance levels, according to a report by the Royal Society for Arts (RSA). The ‘Reflexive Coppers’ report said that officers had to change too quickly between roles, such as community…

Pledge to tackle violence against nurses and police

A three-way agreement has been signed between NHS Protect, the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to curb violence and anti-social behaviour in the NHS. The Joint Working Agreement will promote and support local arrangements and seek to implement best practice. Through the agreement, NHS Protect, ACPO and CPS…

Outsourcing and shared services could help the British Police save millions of pounds

A programme of shared services and outsourcing could help the British Police save millions of pounds by moving officers out of back offices and into frontline roles, according to a provocative report. The Home Office should provide incentives for police forces to move to outsourcing, according to the study by the Policy Exchange entitled ‘The…

The suggestion that thousands of police jobs will be cut in London has been rubbished by the capital’s deputy mayor for policing – although the Metropolitan Police Service has confirmed it will be reducing officer numbers. A recent report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) stated that the headcount at the Met would be…