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OCS wins security contract with Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service

OCS, the international facilities management services company, has been appointed by Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) to provide security services encompassing security guarding and alarm monitoring. HMCTS has invested in new contracts to deliver more...
Posted On 13 Jan 2020
Martin Hewitt: chair of the NPCC
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“Policing must be a critical part of Royal Commission” asserts NPCC chairman

National Police Chiefs’ Council chairman Martin Hewitt has said that the planned Royal Commission on the effectiveness of the criminal justice system is an opportunity to review the policing model in England and Wales such that it better meets 21st Century threats. Hewitt sai...
Posted On 07 Jan 2020
Diana Fawcett
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Victims’ Law is Needed to End ‘Lottery of Support’

Almost all of us have been affected by crime at some point in our lives, writes Diana Fawcett. Whether through personal experience of a crime or being reminded by terrible acts in the news, crime can have a devastating impact on individuals, making them feel unsafe an...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
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NPCC’s Forensics Portfolio approves return of Eurofins to UK marketplace

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has approved the return of Eurofins Forensics Services to the forensics marketplace following the criminal cyber attack suffered in June. The ransomware attack – targeting parent company Eurofins Scientific – affected the IT...
Posted On 16 Aug 2019
David Gauke
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Justice Secretary David Gauke backs evidence-led approach to cut criminality

Justice Secretary David Gauke has called for an “evidence-led” approach towards tackling re-offending in order to crack down on crime and reduce the number of victims. The intervention comes as new research reveals that repeat offenders cost society more than £18 billion per...
Posted On 22 Jul 2019
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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
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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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Forensic science “in a state of crisis” and “must be reformed” warns House of Lords Select Committee

Forensic science in England and Wales “is in trouble” and, unless the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice act now, “crimes may go unsolved and the number of miscarriages of justice may increase”. To ensure the effective delivery of justice, the House...
Posted On 01 May 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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Minister for Crime makes plans to protect shop workers from acts of violence

Victoria Atkins, the Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability, is now examining options for providing further protections for shop workers from acts of violence and abuse. The Government’s Call for Evidence – issued by the Home Office – is intended to...
Posted On 15 Feb 2019