In this episode, Dr John Fox, former Senior Police Detective turned academic, talks about the authorities overseeing the police service and the behaviour and attitudes of their officers.
There’s no doubt that public confidence in UK police has been damaged recently, quite often through news stories about London’s Metropolitan force.
This time our host Robyn Montague chats to Dr John Fox, former Senior Police Detective turned academic, about the authorities overseeing the police service and the behaviour and attitudes of their officers.
Despite an overhaul, background checks for new police recruits have some way to go. This month, His Majesty's Inspector Of Constabulary, said that processes were inadequate in 13 of the vetting cases looked at.
So, what improvements to recruiting can still be made – and what is being done to ensure existing employees are being vetted on an ongoing basis?
College of Policing: https://www.college.police.uk/
Metropolitan Police Force: https://www.met.police.uk/
Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC): https://www.policeconduct.gov.uk/
Sarah Everard case: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/c8657zxk82wt
Hillsborough disaster: https://www.liverpoolfc.com/hillsborough
University of Portsmouth research: https://www.port.ac.uk/research
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