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Security guidance issued to assist candidates on General Election campaign trail

All General Election 2019 candidates are being issued with guidance to help them respond if they experience intimidatory behaviour or abuse during the ongoing political campaign that culminates with Ballot Boxes closing around the nation on Thursday 12 December. ‘Guidance...
Posted On 18 Nov 2019
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£100 million crackdown on criminality in prisons outlined by Ministry of Justice

Prison security will be boosted by a £100 million investment as part of a crackdown on crime behind bars, the Government has announced. The investment will target all types of crime in prison – from drug smugglers fuelling a rise in violence and self-harm through to gang...
Posted On 13 Aug 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
Neil Williams
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Examining The Future for Deferred Prosecution Agreements

Sometimes, the best ideas just don’t turn out to be as good in practice as they were either on paper or in the heads of those who devised them in the first instance. So far, 2019 seems to be the year that Deferred Prosecution Agreements (DPAs) have joined the list of things that...
Posted On 07 Aug 2019
Aziz Rahman
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Unexplained Wealth Orders: Will the trickle ever become a flood?

According to Donald Toon, the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) director of economic and cyber crime, unexplained wealth orders (UWOs) are the much-needed weapon for waging war on the flow of dirty money into the UK. With Toon’s organisation having just begun its second...
Posted On 11 Jun 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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NCA secures Unexplained Wealth Orders for prime London property worth “tens of millions”

Three Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) have been secured as part of a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation into London property linked to a politically exposed individual believed to be involved in serious crime. The UWOs, which were obtained at the High Court last week, are...
Posted On 29 May 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