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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
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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
Rebecca Lawrence
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Rebecca Lawrence appointed as next CEO of Crown Prosecution Service

The next CEO of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been named as Rebecca Lawrence. Lawrence has a strong track record in leadership roles across the public sector, and is currently CEO of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) in London. Lawrence will join the CPS...
Posted On 03 Jun 2019
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Home Office seeks law change to give police more confidence in pursuing suspects

The Home Office is seeking to change the law to ensure that highly trained police drivers involved in chasing suspected criminals on the roads, and driving to the very high standard required by their training, are better protected from the risk of lengthy investigation and...
Posted On 07 May 2019
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Merseyside Police leads on digital policing revolution thanks to NICE Investigate

Ensuring a safe community and supporting the victims of crime are core missions for Merseyside Police, but as digital evidence has continued to grow, the force’s investigative resources have been stretched to the limit when it comes to the force meeting its stated goals....
Posted On 08 Apr 2019
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Co-conspirators in fake raid on security van convicted of £320,000 theft

Two accomplices who falsely reported a hold-up on a security van have been sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court to a total of nine-and-a-half years in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to steal almost £320,000. Cash-in-Transit driver Jimmy Kursley Doolly, 35, used his...
Posted On 01 Mar 2019
Jamie Wilson
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Funding, Skills and Technology: Are the Stars Aligning for a Major Digital Transformation of Policing in 2019?

Last October, Alison Saunders – the outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) – was interviewed by The Times. It was pointed out that: “Britain’s most senior prosecutor has admitted the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the police cannot cope with the enormous...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019
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Independent report welcomes work of CPS’ Special Crime and Counter-Terrorism Division

The Special Crime and Counter-Terrorism Division (SCCTD) of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been recognised in an independent inspection report for its strong leadership and governance. Inspectors from Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI)...
Posted On 05 Feb 2019
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Home Secretary and Chancellor to chair Task Force aimed at tackling economic crime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid and Chancellor Philip Hammond are jointly chairing a new Government-led Task Force which will work with senior figures from the UK’s financial sector to tackle economic crime. The enormous scale of this type of crime – which includes fraud,...
Posted On 14 Jan 2019
Attorney General Geoffrey Cox QC MP
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Government publishes review of efficiency and effectiveness of disclosure in criminal justice system

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox QC MP has published the results of the Government’s review of the efficiency and effectiveness of disclosure in the criminal justice system. The review found that the duty to record, retain and review material collected during the course of the...
Posted On 21 Nov 2018