Steve White: standing down as chairman of the Police Federation
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Steve White announces resignation from chairman’s role at Police Federation

A new leader will be elected to take the helm at the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) after the current chairman, Steve White, announced his intention to resign. Proud of his time in charge, White will step down before the end of the year at a point that signifies a...
Posted On 02 Sep 2017
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Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary extends remit to encompass Fire and Rescue Services

Building on the experience of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) in inspecting and reporting on the efficiency and effectiveness of all police forces in England and Wales, Nick Hurd (the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service) has announced that it will now...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
Sir Thomas Winsor: Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary
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Police service “cannot continue to fill the gaps left by other agencies” warns HMIC

Police forces are having to pick up the slack as cuts in other public services increase pressure on them. In his annual ‘State of Policing’ report, Sir Thomas Winsor (Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary) draws attention to “material pressures” on...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017
Home Secretary Amber Rudd
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Home Office announces £6 million funding boost in bid to combat modern slavery

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced a substantial Government investment of £6 million in ambitious projects designed to tackle modern slavery around the world and provide vital support for victims. The first Modern Slavery Innovation Fund awards will be shared b...
Posted On 17 Mar 2017
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HMIC raises warning flag as police forces strive to cope with ever-increasing demand

The majority of police forces do a good job in keeping members of the public safe, with two thirds of forces being graded as either ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) in a new report into police effectiveness. This year’s wide-ranging...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017
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Home Secretary strengthens policing response to modern slavery with £8.5 million funding investment

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has reaffirmed the Government’s commitment to stamp out modern slavery by announcing £8.5 million of funding that will help law enforcement agencies in tackling this horrendous form of criminality. Granted until 2018-2019 following a bid made to the...
Posted On 18 Oct 2016
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Home Secretary re-admits 13 police forces to ‘Best Use of Stop and Search’ scheme

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has re-admitted 13 previously suspended police forces to the Best Use of Stop and Search scheme. The scheme was launched in the summer of 2014 and requires member forces to demonstrate to the public that they’re using the powers of Stop and Search...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016
Matthew Parr
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Home Secretary confirms appointment of new HM Inspector of Constabulary

Former Royal Navy Rear-Admiral Matthew Parr took up his post as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Constabulary on Monday 1 August. Parr was selected following a rigorous recruitment process which included the necessity for approval by the Prime Minister Theresa May and Her...
Posted On 02 Aug 2016
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Government introduces support for communities in united drive against hate crime

New Home Secretary Amber Rudd has called on communities across Britain to stand united against those who use hate in an attempt to divide us. Launching the Government’s all-new Hate Crime Action Plan, Rudd urged more victims of hate crime to come forward such that the full...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016
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Joint CPS-HMIC report finds “progress still needs to be made” in digitisation of criminal justice process

A joint report authored by Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) finds that “good progress” has been made in the move towards a fully digital system, but more work needs to be...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016