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“Noticeable differences between police and service they provide” states HMICFRS

The public receives inconsistent service from its local police forces, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has said in a new report. Following the completion of HMICFRS’ Integrated PEEL Assessments (IPA) for 2018-2019, the...
Posted On 07 Feb 2020
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“Profound and far-reaching policing reform urgently needed” asserts HMICFRS

Profound and far-reaching aspects of police reform are needed or services face unacceptable compromises in quality of service levels of public safety, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services has warned. In his annual assessment of policing in...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
Martin Hewitt: chair of the NPCC
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Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt appointed to lead National Police Chiefs’ Council from April 2019

Metropolitan Police Service Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt has been appointed to lead the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) from April next year. Current chair Sara Thornton will leave the post in March 2019 after serving a four-year term. Chief constables were invited...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018
Keith Vaz MP: Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee
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“Police and Crime Commissioners are here to stay” urges Home Affairs Committee report

The Home Affairs Committee believes that Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are here to stay, but warns of a lack of competition for chief constable vacancies and the need for more transparency across the police service. As the first four-year term of PCCs draws to a close,...
Posted On 29 Mar 2016
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM
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Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to remain Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner for further 12 months

Her Majesty The Queen has granted Royal Approval to extend the Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner’s appointment until September 2017 following recommendations tabled by the Home Secretary Theresa May and Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London. Former chief constable of...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
Home Secretary Theresa May
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“Police and Crime Commissioners are very much here to stay” asserts Home Secretary

Home Secretary Theresa May has moved to spell out the achievements of “the pioneering first generation” of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to date, and also discuss how this specialist role could be further developed in the future. The Home Secretary told an audience of...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016
Chief constable Sara Thornton
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Co-ordination of operational policing begins at the all-new National Police Chiefs’ Council

The new body designed specifically to co-ordinate operational policing and collaboration among forces at the national level has been formally established today. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will bring together operationally independent and locally accountable chief...
Posted On 01 Apr 2015