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Government publishes 13-point Action Plan designed to improve police forensics

The Home Office has published a detailed 13-point Action Plan with a view towards improving police forensics. These commitments are designed to enhance public confidence, support the criminal justice system and ensure the quality and stability of forensics provision going...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
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Operational priorities for year ahead set out in National Crime Agency’s Annual Plan 2019-2020

Informed by an enhanced understanding of the evolving threat posed to the UK and its citizens from serious and organised crime, the Annual Plan sets out the National Crime Agency’s (NCA) operational priorities and how it will lead a ‘whole system’ response towards serious and...
Posted On 19 Apr 2019
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Interpol determines to bring police information closer to front line for greater impact

Strengthening its membership’s capacity to serve national and regional policing needs was the focus of an international Interpol meeting that ran from 9-11 April. The 15th Heads of National Central Bureaus (NCBs) Conference enabled 145 countries to endorse a series of...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019
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Merseyside Police leads on digital policing revolution thanks to NICE Investigate

Ensuring a safe community and supporting the victims of crime are core missions for Merseyside Police, but as digital evidence has continued to grow, the force’s investigative resources have been stretched to the limit when it comes to the force meeting its stated goals....
Posted On 08 Apr 2019
NPCC chair Martin Hewitt being interviewed
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“Police well prepared for potential no-deal Brexit” insists National Police Chiefs’ Council

The police service has prepared for a range of scenarios in the event of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal, including planning for potential protest, crime and emergencies. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) is leading on police planning at the national...
Posted On 05 Apr 2019
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London Borough of Newham fined by ICO for disclosing sensitive personal data on alleged gang members

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined the London Borough of Newham £145,000 for disclosing the personal information of more than 200 people who featured on a police intelligence database. The database is known as the ‘Gangs Matrix’ and its purpose is to record...
Posted On 04 Apr 2019
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Europol hosts joint meeting of EC3 Advisory Groups in bid to combat phishing threat

On 26-27 March, Europol hosted a joint meeting of the EC3 Advisory Groups on Financial Services, Internet Security and Communication Providers, gathering 70 industry representatives to discuss the cyber threat of phishing. Over the course of the two days, global financial...
Posted On 01 Apr 2019
Aziz Rahman
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The Money Laundering Implications of Brexit

Among the political turmoil realised by Brexit and the UK’s future relationship with Europe, the issue of money laundering seems to have been overlooked. That would be a big mistake, writes Aziz Rahman. There can be no conclusive estimates of the scale of money laundering in...
Posted On 27 Mar 2019
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Potential victims of trafficking and modern slavery rise by 80%-plus in two years

The number of potential victims of trafficking and modern slavery reported to the authorities has risen by more than 80% in two years. That’s according to figures released by the National Crime Agency. The National Referral Mechanism end of year summary shows that, in 2018,...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019
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Tavcom launches online information and training course focused on body-worn video

Tavcom Training has launched an online course providing essential training and information for all individuals involved in managing and using body-worn video equipment. The course takes approximately ten hours to complete and provides an introduction to body-worn video and the...
Posted On 20 Mar 2019