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Domestic abuse doesn’t discriminate – anyone can be a victim

Domestic abuse doesn’t discriminate – anyone can be a victim

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“Nothing a victim of domestic abuse could tell me could shock me.” “I am not here to sit in judgement on anyone. I am here to support victims and help them take back control of their life, so they can make their own decisions about their own future. “We all understand that coming forward and […]

Why everyone needs to support Operation Owl

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Why is it important that as many people support Operation Owl as possible? In many parts of the UK, birds of prey have been persecuted repeatedly for years, either by being shot, poisoned, or trapped. In some cases individual birds have been targeted several times, for example in our latest investigation into the death of […]

What’s what3words and why is it useful? A blog from our Inspector Mark Proctor

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Our Force Control Room began using the app when we found its simple address system was a useful tool in helping to find lost, injured or distressed people who did not know where they were. It’s now used by many other departments in the force including operations planning teams, search advisors and at scene guards. […]

Ten questions not to ask the police

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Can you give me directions to… It might seem ridiculous but our Communications Officers genuinely do receive calls from members of the public asking for directions to get to a particular place and sometimes even advice on where to park their cars when they get there! I’ve missed the last train home. Can someone give […]

“Remember we’re human beings too. Help us to help you as best we can.”

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I enjoy working in the FCR particularly when dealing with fast-paced, high-intensity calls as it gives me a real buzz and the atmosphere feels electric. I enjoy handling calls about different crimes and interrogating all of our different systems in order to identify trends or patterns in criminal activity within a specific area. When we’re […]