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Home Office launches Safer Streets Fund to combat theft in crime ‘hotspots’

A new £25 million fund set aside to tackle burglary, theft and other offences in crime ‘hotspots’ has been announced by the Home Office. Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales will be able to bid for Safer Streets Fund investment for measures...
Posted On 02 Oct 2019
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National campaign to recruit 20,000 police officers launched by Government

A national campaign orchestrated to recruit 20,000 new police officers has been launched by the Conservative Government. The police recruitment drive is the biggest in decades and follows Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s commitment to increase police numbers over the next three...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
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£35 million funding for Violence Reduction Units announced by Government

No less than 18 Police and Crime Commissioners have been awarded £35 million by the Government to set up specialist teams designed to tackle violent crime in their area. The Violence Reduction Units will bring together different organisations – including the police, local...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
Katy Bourne OBE
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Katy Bourne OBE elected chair of Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

Katy Bourne OBE, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex, has been elected as the new chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting. Now in her second term as Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Sussex,...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019
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Government prioritises well-being and mental health of police officers and staff in new support package

The Government and the police watchdog – namely Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) – will work together to put the well-being and mental health of staff and officers at the heart of policing following a landmark review....
Posted On 11 Jul 2019
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Government publishes 13-point Action Plan designed to improve police forensics

The Home Office has published a detailed 13-point Action Plan with a view towards improving police forensics. These commitments are designed to enhance public confidence, support the criminal justice system and ensure the quality and stability of forensics provision going...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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“Time for police to choose how to tackle fraud” asserts detailed HMICFRS report

Most victims of fraud are not receiving the level of service they deserve, a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has confirmed. Entitled ‘Fraud: Time to Choose’, the document makes clear the choice that needs to be made....
Posted On 10 Apr 2019
Martin Hewitt: chair of the NPCC
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Martin Hewitt takes reins as new chair of National Police Chiefs’ Council

Martin Hewitt has taken up his position as the new chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC). The NPCC enables independent chief constables and their forces to work together to improve policing for the public. The organisation co-ordinates the national police...
Posted On 09 Apr 2019
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Cross-party Police and Crime Commissioners seek assurances on Brexit from Home Secretary

The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ three lead Commissioners on Brexit – namely Matthew Scott, Lord Willy Bach (representing the Labour Party) and Martyn Underhill – have met with Home Secretary Sajid Javid to discuss policing matters and what happens...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
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Home Affairs Committee warns of “dire consequences” without extra police funding

The Home Affairs Select Committee has urged the Government to prioritise policing in the Autumn Budget and the next Comprehensive Spending Review, warning that without any additional funding for policing, there will be “dire consequences” for public safety and...
Posted On 25 Oct 2018