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Government provides additional £100 million funding for police to tackle violent crime

A further £100 million funding will be made available by central Government to police forces in the worst affected areas in England and Wales for tackling violent criminality (including knife crime). Chancellor Philip Hammond announced in the Spring Statement that this funding...
Posted On 13 Mar 2019
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Home Secretary chairs meeting of senior police officers to discuss tackling violent crime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has chaired a meeting with police leaders from across the country to discuss what more can be done to tackle serious violence. Chief constables from seven forces, which have seen the highest levels of serious violence, met alongside Sara Thornton (chair...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM
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Former Met Commissioner urges use of facial recognition cameras for Stop and Search

Lord Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, has commented that the current Stop and Search procedures used by the police service could be improved if officers were allowed to use facial recognition cameras as an integral part of the...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019
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Home Secretary announces new police powers designed to combat knife crime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid is radically stepping up the Government’s response to knife crime and will be introducing new orders to prevent criminals carrying blades. As part of decisive action to enhance police powers, the Government will seek to amend the Offensive Weapons Bill...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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Knife Crime: Why It Cannot Be Allowed to Define a Generation

In the week that Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced new Government measures designed to help tackle knife crime, John Apter discusses why it will take more than a hashtag and “re-versioned ASBOs” to solve the problem. I have seen first-hand the devastating effect...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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Mayor of London and Met Police Commissioner set out plans to tackle violent crime

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, and Cressida Dick (Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service) have set out plans to spend £85 million of new City Hall funding to tackle violent crime and burglary in the capital. The news comes as the latest figures issued by the Office for...
Posted On 25 Jan 2019
Sadiq Khan: Mayor of London
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Mayor Sadiq Khan takes decisive action to strengthen London’s Violent Crime Task Force

Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner Cressida Dick and Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, are boosting the fight against violent crime in the capital by adding another 122 officers to the City Hall-funded Violent Crime Task Force for the next three months. The officers will...
Posted On 17 Sep 2018
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£1 million of Home Office funding set aside to boost ongoing fight against knife crime

Charities in England and Wales can now bid for a share of a £1 million Home Office fund set aside to help steer young people away from gangs and violent crime. The successful community groups will receive up to £30,000 each to help support the vital work they do in educating...
Posted On 22 May 2018
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Metropolitan Police Service end-of-year statistics show recorded crime continuing to rise

The Metropolitan Police Service has released its end-of-year crime statistics. The figures compare end of financial year April to March 2017-2018 with April to March 2016-2017. While recorded crime continues to rise in the Met’s area, increases in many crimes are more...
Posted On 27 Apr 2018
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Three more PCCs selected to take on responsibility for local Fire and Rescue Services

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced that three more Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are now set to take on responsibility for local Fire and Rescue Services, becoming Police, Fire and Crime Commissioners for their respective areas. The PCCs involved are John Campion...
Posted On 26 Mar 2018