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Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley announces retirement from Metropolitan Police Service

Mark Rowley, the Metropolitan Police Service’s Assistant Commissioner for Specialist Operations and national lead for Counter-Terrorism Policing, has announced his intention to leave policing in order to pursue new challenges. Rowley will be retiring from policing after 31...
Posted On 12 Jan 2018
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Independent Office for Police Conduct introduced by Home Office to replace IPCC

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has been launched by the Home Office to replace the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the established police watchdog. According to the Government, new leadership under a director general will mean speedier...
Posted On 08 Jan 2018
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Met’s Deputy Commissioner awarded Knighthood by Her Majesty The Queen for services to policing

The Metropolitan Police Service’s Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey QPM has been awarded a Knighthood by Her Majesty The Queen for services to policing. The recognition in the New Year Honours List for 2018 is a result of the Deputy Commissioner’s many accomplishments including...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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Policing and Fire Minister orders Fire and Rescue Authorities to curb practice of “boomerang bosses”

Nick Hurd, Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, has unveiled new rules designed to crack down on the employment of ‘boomerang bosses’ in England’s Fire and Rescue Services. The practice has seen senior fire officers retire from their post only to be re-appointed almost...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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Mitie Care & Custody wins ten-year contract with Home Office for immigration security

Mitie’s Care & Custody business has been awarded a ten-year contract with the Home Office worth an estimated £525 million through a competitive tender process*. The business will now be responsible for escorting immigration detainees, both within the UK and overseas, on...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
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All-new National Economic Crime Centre to sit within National Crime Agency

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced the creation of the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) within the National Crime Agency (NCA). The multi-agency centre will plan, task and co-ordinate operational responses across agencies, bringing together the UK’s capabilities in...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
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Home Office announces reappointment of Dr Gillian Tully as Forensic Science Regulator

The Home Office has announced the reappointment of Dr Gillian Tully as Forensic Science Regulator. Dr Tully’s Term of Office has been extended from three to six years with her contract now expiring on 16 November 2020. Dr Tully was originally appointed for a three-year term...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
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Action to combat online fraud “must favour customers” urges Public Accounts Committee

In its latest report focusing on cyber fraud, the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament recognises that Government accepts there’s still an “enormous amount of work” to be done to fight the fraudsters, with the Committee itself urging banks to shoulder more...
Posted On 07 Dec 2017
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David Anderson QC publishes detailed report on terrorist attacks of March-June 2017

Following the terrorist attacks that took place on the UK mainland between March and June this year, the Home Secretary Amber Rudd commissioned former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, David Anderson QC, to provide independent assurance of the internal MI5 and police...
Posted On 06 Dec 2017
Metropolitan Police Service DAC Lucy D'Orsi
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Private companies and commercial sector concerns urged to buy-in to ‘Protect Duty’

The UK’s Policing lead for Protective Security, namely Metropolitan Police Service Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi, has called upon private companies and the commercial sector to buy-in to a ‘Protect Duty’ and work with the police service and its myriad partners in...
Posted On 06 Dec 2017