Isn’t it great when you beat the national press to a scoop?
I see the BBC & the Daily Mail, among others, are reporting the theft of ACC Rob Beckley’s laptop as discussed in this blog yesterday. My prediction about the official line also appears to be correct; Avon & Somerset Constabulary’s website article on the event is entitled "Police computer systems are secure (Forcewide)" which goes on to say, "Avon and Somerset Police are confident that the force network is very secure and that security measures around its computer systems are safe and effective." No surprise there.
I wonder if allowing your job laptop to be stolen from a car would fall into the category of negligence or ‘bringing the force into disrepute’ (the catch-all offence they usually stick PCs on with). Oh the bloke’s an Assistant Chief Constable, of course it won’t be, don’t be ridiculous!
PS. Beds Police’s website still down, must be bad.