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Rebecca Lawrence appointed as next CEO of Crown Prosecution Service

The next CEO of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been named as Rebecca Lawrence. Lawrence has a strong track record in leadership roles across the public sector, and is currently CEO of the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) in London. Lawrence will join the CPS...
Posted On 03 Jun 2019
Sadiq Khan: Mayor of London
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Mayor of London confirms £412 million investment in all-new counter-terrorism hub

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, and the Metropolitan Police Service have unveiled the detail behind a £412 million investment to create a new counter-terrorism and organised crime hub in the capital. The major new investment includes the £250 million purchase of the Empress...
Posted On 27 Mar 2018
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Metropolitan Police Service publishes end-of-year crime statistics for 2016-2017

The force’s end-of-year crime statistics covering the period 2016-2017 have just been issued by the Metropolitan Police Service. There were just shy of 775,000 offences committed in London (the corresponding figure for 2015-2016 being 740,933). Acts of fraud and forgery are...
Posted On 17 Apr 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
Max Hill QC
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Max Hill QC appointed as Government’s new Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd has appointed Max Hill QC as the Government’s new Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation. Hill has been a QC for nine years and boasts extensive experience of both defending and prosecuting complex cases involving terrorism, homicide, violent...
Posted On 27 Feb 2017
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Metropolitan Police Service to begin testing proposed restructure of local policing

From January 2017, the Metropolitan Police Service will begin testing a proposed restructure of local policing. This will entail moving from a Borough-based policing model to Basic Command Units (BCU). The new approach will be tested in two areas, duly bringing together the...
Posted On 28 Nov 2016
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Victim Support launches MOPAC-funded live chat service for victims of crime in London

Victim Support has launched a new online live chat service for people affected by crime in London. The new service will enable people who may find it difficult to access support over the phone or in person to gain help more easily. The service is operated by Victim Support and...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016
City Hall in London
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Mayor Sadiq Khan brings security experts together to help keep Londoners safe

City Hall has played host to a meeting between security experts, including representatives from the Metropolitan Police Service and London’s Boroughs, as part of ongoing work to ensure London is as prepared as possible to respond to the threat of a terrorist attack. The...
Posted On 23 Aug 2016
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Westminster City Council’s Cabinet agrees on decommissioning authority’s current CCTV network

Westminster City Council’s Cabinet has agreed to decommission the authority’s current CCTV network of 75 cameras from 1 September 2016. The Cabinet has also agreed to continue “constructive talks” with the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) and the...
Posted On 14 Jun 2016
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM
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Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to remain Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner for further 12 months

Her Majesty The Queen has granted Royal Approval to extend the Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner’s appointment until September 2017 following recommendations tabled by the Home Secretary Theresa May and Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London. Former chief constable of...
Posted On 16 Feb 2016
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