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What do you do if the worst happens?

Date posted: January 13, 2016

OFFICERS and staff will have the chance to attend two post-incident management awareness days later this year to learn what to do if they are involved in a police contact incident. The last seminar was run in November and explained what to do and say after a police contact incident. These include incidents involving police…

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Local policing still important

Date posted: January 13, 2016

Private funding for 132 police officers in West Yorkshire shows how much local communities value neighbourhood policing. Nick Smart, Chairman of West Yorkshire Police Federation, said figures showing that the force received £3 million in private money to help pay for police officers and PCSOs illustrate the effect of drastic budget cuts. A Freedom of…

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Politicians should appreciate police’s non-crime workload

Date posted: January 13, 2016

West Yorkshire Police dealt with 6,631 reports of missing persons last year, new figures show. That’s 18 calls every single day. A detailed breakdown of the figures shows that the 6,631 incidents related to 4,799 different individuals – 2,332 adults and 2,467 children. Nick Smart, chairman of West Yorkshire Police Federation, said the Government needs…

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Direct entry: ‘You cannot buy credibility’

Date posted: January 13, 2016

West Yorkshire Police Federation is “fundamentally opposed” to direct entry, its chairman has said. The College of Policing announced late last year that direct entry at the police inspector rank is to be introduced,. Under the new programme, forces will be recruiting “exceptional external candidates to join the service at inspector level”, said the College….

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