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Techie1 posted a topic in Police Oracle FeaturesScanner will now be installed in every Met custody suite. An officer, whose groundbreaking work has the capacity to “change policing”, has been honoured with an international award. Met Detective Inspector Julie Henderson created a digitised footprint system – the equivalent of the fingerprint system – after becoming frustrated that offenders were getting away with crimes because of the antiquated system of storing footwear prints on paper. The out-of-date system meant only three per cent of officers would take footwear prints from suspects, resulting in evidence being lost. As a result, DI Henderson researched how to make digital footwear prints the same as the national fingerprint system, so officers could take a scan of the footwear as part of the custody process which could then be downloaded and searched nationally. After finding no other force in the world had developed such a system, she contacted a Chinese company that had developed a footwear scanner which gave her two free of charge. She approached her senior leadership team and management board at the Met and the Home Office, securing funding for the project and a national trial. After being seconded to the force’s Capability and Support team to work on the scheme full time, a trial was launched in Colindale which proved a success. Within 12 months there were 117 detections with an 80 per cent conviction rate, an increase in compliance from three per cent to 70 per cent, a 98 per cent improvement in the speed of results and a 92 per cent decrease in cost per print. There will soon be a footwear scanner in every Met custody suite and the project is now one of the Commissioner’s Commitments. She has been given an award for her efforts from the International Association for Women in Policing, with one of her colleagues saying: “This will change policing as we currently know it.” View on Police Oracle
Win an iPad Air and other great prizes in the Police Oracle survey and prize draw! Just a note to let forum members know that there are opportunities to win great prizes by taking part in the Police Oracle reader survey and prize draw Click here to take part ( No log in / registration required ) Your valuable feedback will help us understand who our readers are and what they want to see on Police Oracle. Your answers will directly inform our future plans to develop Police Oracle to provide the best possible service for our readers. The survey has 31 questions and will take around 5-10 minutes to complete As an incentive for spending a few minutes completing the survey, we have put together a big prize draw with four major prizes plus Police Oracle subscriptions up for grabs: • Apple iPad Air 16GB Wi-Fi (worth £399) • Kindle Paperwhite Wi-Fi (worth £109) • Choice of £100 of Blackstones Police books kindly donated by Oxford University Press • Apple iPod Shuffle (worth £40) • 20 annual individual subscriptions to Police Oracle We will be drawing the 24 lucky winners after the survey and prize draw entry deadline 23:59pm 27th August 2014 – Good Luck! Ian Barrett Commercial Director Police Oracle
PO_Katie posted a topic in Non-Police News & ChatDear Forum Members, Police Oracle are looking at sending out a Christmas good wishes message to as many police officers in England and Wales this year and are looking at ways we could do this. This may take the form of an envelope with a greetings message and possible 'presents' inside. One of the possible way of getting this distributed is through the forum members. The idea we are considering is putting an envelope in the correspondence tray of each of the officers who work at police stations. This is where you come in.... If you were willing and able to assist, we would send a single package of enough envelopes to you for each officer at your station. We would then ask that you pop one of these (unnamed) envelopes into each officers' post trays. Should we take you up on your offer, we will send you a little thank you from PatrolStore. If you can assist with the above, please can you drop an e-mail with your details, including station and the approximate number of police officers based at your station. Please email James Deller: firstname.lastname@example.org