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Catriona MacLennan: Police force fails NZ's women ... again - New Zealand Herald

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New laws cracking down on bikies are missing the bigger, boozier crime issue - Courier Mail

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New laws cracking down on bikies are missing the bigger, boozier crime issue
Courier Mail
Typically, it's men in their 20s who are fuelled by alcohol and spontaneous in their outbursts.
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Government plans to change recruitment will not transform police culture - The Economist

Government plans to change recruitment will not transform police culture - The Economist | Police | Scoop.it
Government plans to change recruitment will not transform police culture
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The government's plan to shake up police culture involves bringing in fresh blood.
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Police firing GPS tracking 'bullets' at cars during chases | CNET News

Police firing GPS tracking 'bullets' at cars during chases | CNET News | Police | Scoop.it

Car chases are exciting, but fraught.

 

One slip of the wheel, one errant pedestrian, one drunken driver, and difficult consequences may follow.

 

Police in Iowa and Florida, however, seem to have taken the counsel of Q from the "Bond" movies.

 

Instead of constantly hurtling after potential madmen, they have found an entirely new method of tracking their cars.

 

It's called Starchase. Essentially, it's a cannon that fires "bullets" that are sticky GPS devices.

 

CBS 12 offered an example in real life of how it's done.

 

Iowa state trooper Tim Sieleman seemed rather mesmerized. He told CBS 12: "If you had told me 16 years ago that I would have had a cannon on the front of my car, I wouldn't have believed it."

 

Officers in St. Petersburg, Fla., also are testing the system. As ABC News reports, the operation of the compressed air gun (not too unlike the sort that fires T-shirts into the crowd at NBA games) is quite simple.

 

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'Middle class don't trust us either', admits senior police officer

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Irene Curtis, the president of the Superintendents Association, admits that people from all walks of life mistrust the police
    

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No Country For Women: Pakistani Females Face Extraordinary Obstacles As ... - International Business Times

No Country For Women: Pakistani Females Face Extraordinary Obstacles As ... - International Business Times | Police | Scoop.it
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No Country For Women: Pakistani Females Face Extraordinary Obstacles As ...
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Not surprisingly, those few, hardy women who join the police force in Pakistan face a mountain of obstacles.
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Despite reforms, corruption rife among Liberian police - IRINnews.org

Despite reforms, corruption rife among Liberian police - IRINnews.org | Police | Scoop.it
Despite reforms, corruption rife among Liberian police IRINnews.org MONROVIA, 11 October 2013 (IRIN) - A decade of efforts to reform the Liberia National Police (LNP) has resulted in an increasingly professional police force, yet abusive behaviour,...
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How the 'Make it Safe' initiative is helping cops - Police News

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How the 'Make it Safe' initiative is helping cops
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This is the change needed in the police culture, and the primary reason for the Make it Safe Initiative.
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Female police fear reprisals - New Zealand Herald

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Female police fear reprisals
New Zealand Herald
Even in the last 10 years the police culture has changed remarkably," he said. "I'm surprised at that." The Bay district scored a 67 per cent "agreement" rate across all questions.
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Police cuts: First Minister Alex Salmond criticised for claiming social media can help cover for axed front desks

Police cuts: First Minister Alex Salmond criticised for claiming social media can help cover for axed front desks | Police | Scoop.it
CRITICS have pointed out that the police urge the public not to use Twitter and Facebook to report crimes.

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Peter A Bell's curator insight, October 4, 2013 3:57 PM

Who are we to suppose knows most about how the public use front-desk services, Rennie and Davidson? Or Police Scotland?

Note, too, the hypocrisy oozing out of these British politicians with their obsessive hatred of the democratically elected Scottish Government. On the one hand they make a huge fuss about maintaining the operational independence of the police. But when they see an opportunity to attack Alex Salmond they immediately lose their aversion to political interference and demand that the First Minister intervene.

And, of course, there's the inevitable dishonesty. At no time did Salmond suggest that people use social media to report crime. Do these idiots imagine that is the only reason people contact the police?

The world has moved on since the days of Dixon of Dock Green. Willie Rennie and Ruth Davidson need to quit the petty politicking and let the police get on with creating a service fit for Scotland in the 21st century.

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Special committees to end 'Thana Culture' - The News International

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The Express Tribune
Special committees to end 'Thana Culture'
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Six police stations — Kohsar, Aabpara, Margalla, Shalimar, Industrial Area and Ramna — have chosen as 'emblem of change' in police culture, the sources said.
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IIM to train policemen on work culture - Times of India

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IIM to train policemen on work culture
Times of India
KOLKATA: In order to improve work culture among its rank and file, Bengal Police will take a training from the IIM-Calcutta experts.
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Tough working conditions for Bengal Police. Research seeking perceptions of street level police on job satisfaction to be revealed soon.

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Marijuana is Safer: Argues Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper

Marijuana is Safer: Argues Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper | Police | Scoop.it
When you pick up a book touting marijuana as a safer recreational alternative to alcohol, I imagine the last thing you are expecting is a foreword from the former chief of police of a major U.S. city.
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Chief tells police to end risk-averse culture in new shake-up - Yorkshire Post

Chief tells police to end risk-averse culture in new shake-up - Yorkshire Post | Police | Scoop.it
Yorkshire Post Chief tells police to end risk-averse culture in new shake-up Yorkshire Post Mark Gilmore, chief constable of West Yorkshire Police, which is expected to lose between 2,500 and 3,000 workers between 2010 and 2016, says he wants to...
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Thousands of police took sick leave due to stress 'brought on by government cuts'

Thousands of police took sick leave due to stress 'brought on by government cuts' | Police | Scoop.it
Bosses also say with criticism over work on the Hillsborough disaster and the Savile and Plebgate investigations, tensions are higher than ever

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Surprises me that health and safety of officers are not prioritised. Surely ends up costing more in the long run.

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Inside BlueLine, The Social Network For Police - Fast Company

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Inside BlueLine, The Social Network For Police
Fast Company
There's a new social networking platform on the scene, and it's aimed specifically at law enforcement officials.

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Letters: Police should be free to admit mistakes, and then learn from them

Letters: Police should be free to admit mistakes, and then learn from them | Police | Scoop.it
The police service would have nothing to fear from a royal commission (Editorial, 24 October), particularly if comparisons are made with policing in other developed countries.

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Agreed! Paramilitary culture pushes blame downwards rather than environment which encourages innovation and learning. Why 'think outside the square' if you might be punished for it?

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Partnership between Facebook and police could make planning protests ... - RT

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Police jobs opened up to foreign chiefs - Telegraph

Police jobs opened up to foreign chiefs - Telegraph | Police | Scoop.it
Foreign police chiefs could take over British forces and senior police jobs will be opened up to senior Armed Forces officers and executives from the private sector, ministers will announce tomorrow.

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NZ policing support for Indonesia - TVNZ

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NZ policing support for Indonesia
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Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully said the contribution will help improve community policing skills and relationships with the people of Papua, West Papua and Maluku.
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Culture of intimidation within police service: Former Edmonton officer - Globalnews.ca

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Culture of intimidation within police service: Former Edmonton officer
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EDMONTON- A former Edmonton police officer is speaking out about what he calls a culture of intimidation within the police service.
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Force suffered from 'fear and blame culture' - Police Oracle

Force suffered from 'fear and blame culture' - Police Oracle | Police | Scoop.it
Police Oracle Force suffered from 'fear and blame culture' Police Oracle A complete restructure of Cleveland Police's organisation and leadership model has removed the fear and blame culture among police personnel, under which individuals were...
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United by a Uniform: First Responders on The Front Lines of Suicide Prevention - Huffington Post

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United by a Uniform: First Responders on The Front Lines of Suicide Prevention
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At a time when police culture frowned on discussing trauma, my father, a staff psychiatrist with the U.S.
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Three-day conference explores crime, media and culture - Indiana Statesman

Three-day conference explores crime, media and culture - Indiana Statesman | Police | Scoop.it
Three-day conference explores crime, media and culture
Indiana Statesman
Conference coordinator and Indiana State University criminology professor, Franklin Wilson, brought the conference with him when he came to ISU in 2009.
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The Visual Criminology Project: Beyond Data Visualization and the Power of Spectacle (Visual Sociology #004)

The Visual Criminology Project: Beyond Data Visualization and the Power of Spectacle (Visual Sociology #004) | Police | Scoop.it
Although criminology has grown as a field of study in the last 2 decades, it remains rooted in sociology. The study of the analysis of crime, criminal behaviour, and societal responses to law break...
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