How Policing Has Changed (36)

The manner in which police forces communicate has changed dramatically over the years and the use of a whistle and the days of the ‘Pye’ radios when officers carried a  separate  transmitter and a receiver are long gone. (picture courtesy of retired Superintendent Tony Thompson British Transport Police) who were forerunners in the use of multi-channel radios). Historically however the service has always been somewhat fragmented in terms of its approach to information technology as separate Forces pursued their own preferred options. What is the state of ‘joined up thinking’ today as Forces struggle to work within their constrained

budgets?


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