Martin Hewitt: chair of the NPCC
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Martin Hewitt takes reins as new chair of National Police Chiefs’ Council

Martin Hewitt has taken up his position as the new chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC). The NPCC enables independent chief constables and their forces to work together to improve policing for the public. The organisation co-ordinates the national police...
Posted On 09 Apr 2019
Jamie Wilson
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Funding, Skills and Technology: Are the Stars Aligning for a Major Digital Transformation of Policing in 2019?

Last October, Alison Saunders – the outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) – was interviewed by The Times. It was pointed out that: “Britain’s most senior prosecutor has admitted the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the police cannot cope with the enormous...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019
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Liberty report “exposes police forces’ use of discriminatory data to predict crime”

At least 14 UK police forces have used or intend to use discriminatory computer programs to predict where crime will be committed and by whom. That’s according to research results published by Human Rights campaigning organisation Liberty. The new report entitled...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI
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Fraud “not prioritised by the police” finds joint Perpetuity Research-Police Foundation study

New research conducted by Perpetuity Research and The Police Foundation has found that the police response to victims of fraud is “inadequate”. Despite fraud comprising up to 31% of all crime, and more than one third of victims reporting that the impact on them from...
Posted On 03 Dec 2018
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Joint UK-France Co-ordination and Information Centre opens in Calais to tackle criminality at border

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that a new UK-France Co-ordination and Information Centre has opened in Calais as part of the ongoing co-operation between the UK and France to tackle criminality at the border.  The Information Centre will see the UK’s Border Force...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018
Martin Hewitt: chair of the NPCC
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Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt appointed to lead National Police Chiefs’ Council from April 2019

Metropolitan Police Service Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt has been appointed to lead the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) from April next year. Current chair Sara Thornton will leave the post in March 2019 after serving a four-year term. Chief constables were invited...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018
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Privacy International and Liberty fight to unearth police use of “intrusive” mobile phone monitoring technology

Privacy International has filed an appeal challenging police forces’ refusal to disclose information on their purchase and use of IMSI catchers. IMSI catchers are surveillance tools which mimic mobile phone towers, tricking phones into connecting with them and revealing...
Posted On 14 Aug 2018
HMI Mike Cunningham
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Forces working hard to improve legitimacy “but Stop and Search disparities remain a concern”

Police forces are committed to sustaining and improving the trust and confidence of the public, but they risk damage to their relationships with local communities by continuing to be unable to demonstrate the fair use of Stop and Search. That’s one of the conclusions of a...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
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Contract wins at Trigion Security up 20% in Q2 as company engages with Crimestoppers campaigns

Trigion Security’s combined service offer of security guarding and electronic security is proving popular with customers across different industries and, indeed, throughout the country, with the company announcing impressive new business growth of 20% in the second quarter of...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
Adrian Leppard CBE QPM
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Former City of London Police Commissioner awarded CBE in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Adrian Leppard QPM, former Commissioner of the City of London Police, has been awarded a CBE in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2016 Birthday Honours List. Leppard served as the Commissioner from 2011 until he retired in December last year. “I feel incredibly honoured to...
Posted On 15 Jun 2016
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