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High-level Tech Summit focuses on improvements to disclosure of digital evidence

Government ministers have met with senior police officers and prosecutors at a high-profile summit aimed at improving the disclosure of digital evidence in the criminal justice system. Solicitor General Lucy Frazer QC and policing minister Nick Hurd hosted Max Hill (Director of...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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Buckinghamshire New University and Thames Valley Police joins forces to deliver degree apprenticeships in policing

Buckinghamshire New University has been selected by Thames Valley Police to deliver degree apprenticeships in policing. In response to the Government’s commitment to improve workplace training through apprenticeships, the College of Policing along with the police service...
Posted On 12 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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Home Secretary chairs meeting of senior police officers to discuss tackling violent crime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has chaired a meeting with police leaders from across the country to discuss what more can be done to tackle serious violence. Chief constables from seven forces, which have seen the highest levels of serious violence, met alongside Sara Thornton (chair...
Posted On 07 Mar 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
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Policing partners sign up to Government’s well-being goal proposed by Home Office

Police well-being is the focus of a new goal launched by the Home Office in conjunction with partners in policing and mental health. Partners who developed the goal pledge to work together to boost the welfare support available to police officers and staff in England and Wales...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
Alison Saunders: Director of Public Prosecutions
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Crown Prosecution Service and NPCC unveil detailed plans to tackle issue of disclosure

A package of measures designed to improve how the criminal justice system deals with disclosure has been unveiled. The measures – on top of actions taken over the last few months – are contained in a plan published by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the National Police...
Posted On 26 Jan 2018
Karen Stephens: Secretary of the PFNDF
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Detectives across England and Wales “in crisis” suggests Police Federation’s National Detectives’ Forum

Force-level reports issued on the state of detective policing in England and Wales “make for grim reading”, suggests the Police Federation’s National Detectives’ Forum (PFNDF). These reports follow on from the headline findings of last month’s Police Federation...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
Millie Banerjee CBE: the new chairman of the College of Policing
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Home Secretary Amber Rudd appoints Millie Banerjee as new College of Policing chairman

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has appointed Millie Banerjee CBE as chairman of the College of Policing. Banerjee will now oversee the professional body for everyone in policing and work with the organisation’s newly-confirmed CEO, Mike Cunningham QPM, to professionalise...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
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Home Office confirms rank and file police officers to receive 2% pay award in 2017-2018

The Government has recognised what it refers to as “the extraordinary efforts” of the police service over the past year and, in light of independent recommendations made by the Police Remuneration Review Body in addition to the Senior Salaries Review Body, has...
Posted On 14 Sep 2017