The new facility aims to showcase the UK’s current and future policing capabilities in realistic environments, such as a neighbourhood policing scene and a serious crime scene, to demonstrate the benefits of various technologies in cutting crime and protecting the public.
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Tetra detector goes on sale in the UK
A dashboard device that can detect unmarked police cars has gone on sale in the UK, prompting debate over the legality of such equipment.
Airbus radio network crashes out in Montréal
A new radio network covering Montreal, built at a cost of more than £20m, has failed entirely before the last user had connected.
Aussies pick Harris for radio, data deal
The Australian armed forces are paying Harris Corporation $38m for new handheld and backpack radios.
Montana police lose confidence in their radio network
The police in Bozeman, Montana, have submitted a vote of no confidence in their radio network, as the city has grown faster than their coverage.
Ofcom gets new boss
Sharon White will take over as chief executive of Ofcom from next March.
Highways Agency extends Airwave contract
The Highways Agency has signed an £8.1m contract with Airwave to extend its radio contract for a further three years.
On 11 November 2014, at St. James’ Park Football Stadium, Newcastle, UK B-APCO’s Shaun O’Neill assisted by Paul Kinsella hosted a workshop on Project Re-DIRNET, which aims to tackle interoperability during cross-border multi-agency responses to major crisis incidents.
A new service developed by BT, EE and HTC can pinpoint the source of 999 calls from mobile phones 4,000 times more accurately than the current system - to a radius of 30 metres or less - crucially cutting the handling time for the emergency services.
The Essex body worn video trial: the impact of body worn video on criminal justice outcomes of domestic abuse incidents
The College of Policing has published the results of a four-month body worn video trial undertaken by Essex Police.
DCLG sets out the types of issues local authorities should consider in order to be fully prepared to respond to a civil emergency.
During the Emergency Services Show the JESIP team ran a number of presentations outlining how the national standard for interoperability had been created and how the JESIP doctrine would be maintained in the future. B-APCO Journal was on hand to report back to B-APCO members.
The South East Coast Ambulance Service has outlined its plans for coping with future increases in 999 calls.
Fire Minister Penny Mordaunt has announced the winners of a £75 million fund which will improve frontline services and save taxpayers over £300 million.
Multi-million pound boost for Hampshire - blue light collaboration includes a joint fire and police service headquarters
Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS) has secured £4 million in Government funding to improve frontline services and strengthen its partnerships with other emergency services.
Arqiva will install and de-install communications equipment for vehicles belonging to the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service.
New facilities will serve as hub for providing mission critical communications services to the Middle East.
Portable telemedicine videoconferencing kits provide medical lifeline for remote locations.
Touchscreen gloves taken to the next level - Dutch company Mujjo introduces updated design with grip pattern to aid in the operation of portable devices.
British APCO would like to remind you of their Autumn Event taking place at St James’ Park, Newcastle on the 11th and 12th of November 2014, and the B-APCO Public Safety Communications Course being held on the 10th of November at the same venue.
Recent deployment in the Peak District enabled the quick location of the body of a missing person who was believed drowned.
The Ranger Mini from MEL Secure Systems supports high quality, real-time video monitoring and recording for a range of applications including body worn video.
Magistrates and Crown Court buildings now being kitted out with 'professional court user wi-fi'.
Sepura launches a new addition to its wide range of digital radio products – the Ultra CSM IP67 TETRA microphone.
The EU and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) have teamed up to launch a campaign on effective disaster preparedness measures.
European Parliament urged to green-light revised proposal ahead of May 2015 European Court deadline.
Police in England and Wales will spend an unprecedented £52m on mobile data in the current financial year.
CASE STUDY: How London Ambulance Service is using patient transport technology to help it maintain its best-in-class reputation.
CESG and Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure publish guidance for organisations considering a 'Bring Your Own Device' (BYOD) approach.
B-APCO is sharing a venue with the Airbus Defence and Space SAFECommand User Group during its annual user meeting, which takes place in St James’ Park – what can visitors expect?