Earlier this month I attended a major policing conference in London. Amid talks from very senior officers, the new Home Secretary and the Policing Minister there was a lot of discussion about technology, including the use of facial recognition software.
Just a few years ago closed-circuit television systems in our part of the world were a mixed bag of aging technology. Control rooms were not always monitored effectively and sometimes required police to physically attend to pick up CD rom recordings.
A seaside resort in Devon and two towns in Cornwall are to benefit from additional £1m funding to reduce antisocial behaviour (ASB) and combat violence against women and girls (VAWG).
One of my core duties is to commission services for victims of crime in Devon and Cornwall.
A month ago I appealed in this blog, on TV and in newspapers for our communities to help report signs of suspicious drug dealing.