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Copper launches Pocket Sergeant to help frontline overworked officers

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A Lincolnshire Police Officer Has Developed A New App called Pocket Sergeant To Make Life Easier For Serving Police Officers

Summary: Pocket Sergeant app offers information and proper law enforcement course of action tips to officers. The app is available at Google Play and Apple Stores.

With the number of police officers employed by forces in England and Wales at its lowest number since 2002, officers on the front line are overworked and need all the support they can receive. A serving police officer living in Lincolnshire, who has felt the impact of the huge drop in front line officers, has launched a new app called Pocket Sergeant. The new app is aimed at helping his fellow officers deal with the day to day pressures of front line policing.

Pocket Sergeant, which is available for download from Google Play and Apple stores, is an important tool for serving police officers that will help to make their job easier. The app was developed to assist police officers, police staff, Special Constables and Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs), in an ever changing world. The decrease in the number of full-time police officers and staff and the increase of Special Constables and volunteers has led to the call for more support and new technology to help officers on the front line. Pocket Sergeant aims to answer the call of modern day policing by helping to provide better time management for police officers and support staff. That app will also with its up to date information, advice, and procedure help to reduce the number of questions senior police officers are faced with on a daily basis.

Paul Cooper, who serves with the Lincolnshire police force, sought to bring something to the table of modern policing and help others in the law enforcement family. His interest in mobile technology and criminal law led to his idea of Pocket Sergeant. Using his own funds, Cooper was able to gain interest from a start-up app development company, Sockmonkey Studios, and its principals Bob Makin and Darren Cuthbert, in the concept.

After nearly a year of development, the app is available at a cost of £3.99. The download numbers that have surprised Paul Cooper shows how important the app is for serving police officers. The money from the downloads will be re-invested in the app.

A wealth of information is available on the app. Some of the features provided by Pocket Sergeant include elements such as offence definitions, points to prove, whether there is sufficient evidence to charge a suspect (offence specific). It also helps with whether a crime report should be submitted and offence codes. There is a checklist section, which allows users to tick off points covered in statements, a contacts section so users can add their work-related contacts, an on-board calendar and a recent feature, Reference Library. The library holds important documents such as the PACE Codes of Practice that can be referred to at any time from the user’s handset and do not require a data connection.

Learn more about the Pocket Sergeant app by paying a visit to http://www.pocketsergeant.co.uk today.

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TV Presenter Dale Winton Dies Aged 62

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Dale Winton who was best known for his game show Supermarket Sweep and In It To Win it has tragically died aged 62z

His agent has this evening confirmed the very sad news that Winton has lost his life.

No further details around Winton’s death have been released and it is requested that his family are offered privacy at this very tragic time.

His long-term agent Jan Kennedy said:

It is with great sadness that we can confirm the passing of Dale Winton who died at home earlier today.

While we know many will share this terrible loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy at this time of grief.

A number of tributes have been left on Twitter

Winton started his career as a DJ in London and he was soon hosting his own show on local radio.

This lead Winton to joining the BBC Bristol to present Pet Watch for BBC One.

Over the years he also worked for Channel 4 ITV and on BBC One’s national lottery show.

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Girl aged 5 sadly dies after being recovered from the water at Durdle Door in Dorest

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Officers investigating an incident where a girl tragically died after being recovered from the water at Durdle Door are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

At around 11.30am today, Wednesday 18 April 2018, HM Coastguard received reports of a child and a woman in distress in the water at Durdle Door in Dorset.

The woman was rescued from the water by a member of the public. A Ministry of Defence military range safety vessel, which was in the area and responded to a Mayday broadcast, recovered the girl from the water.

The five-year-old girl, from Salisbury, was taken by the RNLI Weymouth Lifeboat to Weymouth and transferred by the ambulance service to Dorset County Hospital, where she was sadly pronounced dead.

Detective Inspector Steve May, of Dorset Police, said: “Our thoughts are with the family of the young girl involved at this very difficult time.

“At this time there is nothing to suggest this was anything other than a tragic accident however, with the sudden death of any child we have an obligation to carry out an investigation to establish the full circumstances of what happened.

“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed how the girl came to be in the water and has not already spoken to police to contact us immediately.

“There were also a number of visitors in the area at the time and I am appealing to anyone who may have filmed or photographed the incident to please get in touch as it may assist our investigation.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk, via email [email protected] or by calling 101, quoting incident number 18:127. 

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Police name Steven John Willis following targeted murder

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Cleveland Police have this morning named Steven John Willis aged 27 following what is believed to have been a targeted murder.

Steven’s body was found in the road outside of his home in Meadowcroft Road, Normanby.

Locally Steven was also known as Steven Pickering or Picko. There have been floods of tributes on social media.

It is believed Steven was subjected to a violent and targeted attack.

Cleveland Police are currently holding five men in police custody on suspicion of murder.

Police received a 999 reporting a disturbance near Skippers Lane Normanby.

Crime scene investigators are combing the area following the death. Officers responded to the incident just after 10.30pm on April 16th.

It is believed all five men are being held at separate police stations

Local residents have told Police Hour that police have not yet conducted house to house enquires but police remain at the house on the corner of Meadowcroft Road.

The crime scene within the area bas been reduced and now centres around the front garden of Meadowcroft Road and the house in which Steven lived within.

The area in which the incident happened is a very quiet area.

Cleveland Police progressed the investigation very quickly initially announcing three arrests had been made all men aged 20, 22 and 31 all being held on suspicion or murder.

Later it was announced a fourth arrest had been made of a man aged 21.

A fifth arrest of another 21-year-old man was then made late on Tuesday evening.

All five men currently remain in police custody for questioning.

Cleveland Police have not released details surrounding the incident that unfolded however two people aged 17 and 44 are being treated at James Cook Hospital they are in a non-life threatening stable condition.

Anyone with any information is urged to call Cleveland Police on 101.

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