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2019 International POP Conference

The 2019 International POP Conference will be held November 11-13 in Santa Cruz, California. The preliminary agenda and registration information are here. The 5 finalist agencies for the Herman Goldstein award (representing New Zealand and the UK) will present their … Continue reading

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Europol counter-terror efforts

An interview with Catherine De Bolle, Europol executive director and former commissioner general of police in Belgium, is available here. She discusses counter-terror developments in Belgium following the 2016 attacks in Brussels and current EU-wide initiatives including those focused on … Continue reading

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Community speedwatch

Community members using radar caught over 13,000 speeders in Suffolk, UK over the last year, more than double the previous year, as reported here. The volunteers do not issue citations, but offenders get a letter “with persistent offenders being followed … Continue reading

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Assessment of UK police

The UK’s inspectorate of constabulary has released its annual assessment of the country’s 43 police services, available here in several formats. Overall findings are that most forces are performing well, public expectations exceed police funding, coordination across jurisdictions needs to … Continue reading

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Blue code of self-protection

The so-called “blue code of silence” has long been seen as an important element of police culture, reflecting solidarity and a willingness to “stand by your mates.” This blog post reports findings from a UK study that found new recruits … Continue reading

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Peer influence on misconduct

Reassigning officers due to misconduct tends to have a detrimental effect on co-workers in the new unit, according to a UK study summarized here. The researchers calculated that “For every 10 percent increase in the proportion of a police officer’s … Continue reading

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Drone crime in the UK

About 6 drone-related incidents are reported to UK police per day, according to this article. Drones are being used for “harassment, stalking, burglary, drugs supply and voyeurism” with many victims complaining that the devices are used to spy on them, … Continue reading

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