Four New Fire Engines Costing Around £250,000 each On Patrols Out From This Week.
Thames Valley PCC On "Exciting Technology"
The Thames Valley Police and Crime Commissioner says exciting improvements in technology will help the force solve more crime in 2017.
Anthony Stansfeld says its especially helpful in more complex cases - like domestic violence and human trafficking.
He's told Heart, "automatic number plate recognition does allow us to know what's happening on our roads very effectively, forensics on DNA testing used to take weeks but there's technology now that will allow you to do it in an hour and a half".
Adding, "generally the whole internet process means that every policeman is a walking police station in himself in that he's got all the information, all the technology on a handheld computer and that does make policing much more efficient".
A murder investigation's started in Tilehurst.
A child sex abuse suspect from Oxford has lost a legal battle to keep his identity a secret, even though he was never charged
Overnight storms have caused problems in the Thames Valley
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