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Metropolitan Police begins operational use of live facial recognition technology

The Metropolitan Police Service is to begin the operational use of live facial recognition technology. The use of such technology will be intelligence-led and deployed to specific locations in London. This will help to tackle serious crime, including serious violence and gun...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020
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Figures issued by CPS reveal “violent reality” for Emergency Services workers

Magistrates, Judges and prosecutors alike need to pay attention to new guidelines which should see harsher sentences handed down to those who attack Emergency Services workers. That’s the view of the Police Federation following the release of new prosecution data from the...
Posted On 10 Jan 2020
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Priti Patel appointed Home Secretary in PM Boris Johnson’s new Cabinet

Not long after Theresa May’s final joust at Prime Minister’s Questions with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the House of Commons on Wednesday 24 July, the newly-crowned Prime Minister Boris Johnson began to assemble the constituent members of his new Cabinet for...
Posted On 25 Jul 2019
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Cross-party Police and Crime Commissioners seek assurances on Brexit from Home Secretary

The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners’ three lead Commissioners on Brexit – namely Matthew Scott, Lord Willy Bach (representing the Labour Party) and Martyn Underhill – have met with Home Secretary Sajid Javid to discuss policing matters and what happens...
Posted On 23 Jan 2019
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Big Brother Watch responds to planned police use of “authoritarian” facial recognition

The police service has come under fire from civil liberties campaigners for what’s described as the former’s “continued use of live facial recognition surveillance” which Big Brother Watch has branded “authoritarian, dangerous and lawless.”  Back in May,...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
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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Millie Banerjee appointed interim chair of College of Policing by Home Secretary

Millie Banerjee has been appointed as the interim chair of the College of Policing following approval from the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, and the College of Policing Board. Banerjee, who sits on the College of Policing Board, takes on the role from Dame Shirley Pearce whose term...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016
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Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM to retire from Commissioner’s role at Metropolitan Police Service

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM has announced that he is to retire after five years as the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service. Sir Bernard will remain in post until February next year to allow the Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, and Sadiq Khan (the Mayor of London) to appoint...
Posted On 29 Sep 2016
Amber Rudd: the new Home Secretary
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Amber Rudd appointed Home Secretary by new Prime Minister Theresa May

Following Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to step down and Theresa May being appointed to lead the Conservative Government, Amber Rudd (who has served as the MP for the East Sussex constituency of Hastings and Rye since the 2010 General Election) has been appointed...
Posted On 14 Jul 2016
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Home Secretary addresses Association of Police and Crime Commissioners General Meeting

Home Secretary Theresa May MP has addressed the first meeting of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) since the 6 May elections, stressing that it’s Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) who will drive reform over the next four years. This was the first...
Posted On 26 May 2016