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New Parliamentary review “will enhance response” to serious and organised crime

A new drive designed to crack down on all forms of serious and organised crime begins with the launch of a wide-ranging formal Government review that will look to identify ways of bolstering the response to threats such as county lines, people trafficking, drugs, child sexual...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019
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United Kingdom all set to host 93rd Interpol General Assembly in 2024

The UK will host the General Assembly of the international policing organisation Interpol in 2024 – the largest global gathering of senior law enforcement officials and heads of ministries. The announcement was made during the 88th Interpol General Assembly in Santiago, Chile...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019
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Anonymous reporting line introduced for practising forensic science professionals

Individuals working in the realm of forensic science can now report concerns about quality standards anonymously via a new reporting line. The new line, launched by the Forensic Science Regulator in association with the charity Crimestoppers, will allow forensic science...
Posted On 08 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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RUSI partners with Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation to examine benefits of AI

Defence and security Think Tank the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) has announced a new partnership with the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation, a recently-launched Government advisory body established to investigate and advise on how Government can maximise the...
Posted On 07 Jun 2019
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Britain seeks “comprehensive security and law enforcement partnership” with EU post-Brexit

Britain will look to agree a comprehensive new security, law enforcement and criminal justice partnership with the European Union (EU) after Brexit to fight what the Government calls “our shared threats from terrorism and organised crime”. In the latest future...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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National Crime Agency and international partners join forces to tackle global grand corruption

A new multinational centre for co-ordinating law enforcement action against grand corruption has now been launched. The International Anti-Corruption Co-ordination Centre (IACCC), hosted by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA), brings together specialist law enforcement officers...
Posted On 10 Jul 2017
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Police forces’ use of body-worn video achieves Surveillance Camera Code of Practice standards

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) – the security, fire and telecare certification body for the UK and Ireland – has announced that two police forces have pioneered the introduction of body-worn video technology in accordance with the...
Posted On 28 Feb 2017
Martha Spurrier: the new director of Liberty
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Martha Spurrier to succeed Shami Chakrabarti as director of Human Rights champion Liberty

Liberty has announced the appointment of its new director, namely campaigner and barrister Martha Spurrier, who succeeds Shami Chakrabarti in the role. Spurrier joins Liberty with an exceptional track record in defending people’s rights, raising awareness of threats to...
Posted On 13 Apr 2016