Staffordshire Police are on the look-out for 100 new officers to join the force - and successful applicants can even study for a new police degree while they serve. The force has announced it is one of the first to follow a similar pattern to nursing and other public service careers, meaning new recruits will learn the job, splitting their time between practical learning and study while earning a policing degree the end of their training. Staffordshire Police bosses say PC recruitment is open for the first time under the new student programme, meaning all recruits will join the new scheme. Applicants will be able to apply via one of two separate entry routes: As a candidate with an existing degree, making the transition to a Graduate Diploma in Policing Joining and studying towards the police constable degree apprenticeship Chief Constable Gareth Morgan, said: "This is an important development to police recruitment and one that recognises policing as the highly-skilled profession … [Read more...] about Staffordshire Police looking to recruit 100 new officers
Detectives are today quizzing a man on suspicion of murder after the death of a woman. They arrested the 58-year-old suspect after the woman lost her fight for life in hospital last night. The 62-year-old victim died just over an hour after Staffordshire Police were called to a house. The alarm was raised at a property in St Chad's Road, Burton, at 10pm yesterday. A police spokesman said: "Our officers arrested a 58-year-old Burton man at the scene on suspicion of murder and are now questioning him in custody. "The family of the victim are being supported by specially-trained officers at this difficult time and would ask that their privacy is respected." Police are appealing for witnesses following the death. They should call police on 101, quoting incident number 801 of September 9 or call Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111. … [Read more...] about Staffordshire Police launch murder investigation after woman’s death
Police are warning people who own zombie knives they will be arrested if they carry them on the street - after a number were handed in to a North Staffordshire police station tonight. The weapons, often purchased online, were handed in to police in Biddulph earlier this evening. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "A number of large Zombie type knives have been handed in to Biddulph Police tonight for destruction. "Carry them in the street or import them and you will be arrested. "Taking these type of weapons out of the public keeps people safe." Crime in Biddulph Town policing neighbourhood Staffordshire Police received 138 reports of crime in the Biddulph Town policing neighbourhood in June 2018 according to the latest figures released by the Home Office. These included 49 reports of anti-social behaviour, one of bicycle theft, 14 of criminal damage and arson, 14 of 'other theft',, four of public order, one of shoplifting, three of vehicle crime, 50 of violent and sexual … [Read more...] about Zombie knives handed in to North Staffordshire police station
Detectives from Staffordshire Police are to feature in a BBC TV documentary tonight (Thursday, August 9) about a modern slavery case. Three people – including a man and a woman from Burton in East Staffordshire – were sentenced on January 2 following the first successful prosecution in the UK for exploitation and enforced child labour, under the 2015 Modern Slavery Act. They were jailed for their role in the nationwide nail bar trafficking operation which spanned the Midlands and South West. The investigation involved Staffordshire detectives working alongside four other police forces, including Avon and Somerset Police, and the National Crime Agency. "This was the first successful prosecution for labour exploitation and trafficking for the purposes of labour exploitation under the Modern Slavery Act and we hope it sent out a clear message – we won’t tolerate this activity and we will make every effort to bring offenders to justice.” … [Read more...] about Staffordshire Police to appear in TV documentary about modern day slavery
HERE ARE THE LATEST CRIMES FROM STAFFORDSHIRE POLICE: BIDDULPH: Police are hunting for the arsonists who torched a car on a housing estate. The vehicle was set alight on St David's Way between 11.30pm and midnight on July 23. A Staffordshire Police spokesman said: "The cause of the fire was deliberate ignition." Anyone with any information about the arson attack should call the police on 101, quoting incident number 1,023 of July 23. KNYPERSLEY: Burglars have broken into a garage. They struck in Turnlea Close sometime between 10pm on July 22 and 6am the following morning. Anyone with any information about the break-in should call the police on 101, quoting incident number 486 of July 23. BIDDULPH: Vandals have damaged a car roof. The Citroen C1 was parked on Kingsfield Road when it was vandalised sometime between 4pm on July 22 and 10.30am on July 23. Anyone with any information about the vandalism should call Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 356 of July 23. … [Read more...] about Can YOU help Staffordshire Police solve these crimes?