Police Magazine

February's edition of Police magazine is now online on the Police Federation website.

Here is the link to the Police magazine for February:

http://www.policemag.co.uk/

The month's edition includes a feature special on the true picture of policing, with views from officers on the front line dealing with the impact of cuts and increasing demands. This follows the Police Federation Twitter #truepicture day where officers were encouraged to go behind the crime stats and speak about what they really do day-to-day.

The editorial reveals latest figures of around 225 police officers per 100,000 of the population and chair Steve White talks about the need for resilience in the current climate of austerity and terrorist threats.

News pages also feature current debates on police numbers, rolling out Taser, questioning the independence of the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) and how diversity in the police could help tackle female genital mutilation.