off

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
off

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
off

Eight-week ‘Communities Defeat Terrorism’ campaign launched by Counter-Terrorism Policing

Counter-Terrorism Policing has launched an eight-week ‘Communities Defeat Terrorism’ advertising campaign in cinemas timed to coincide with Oscars season. Using cinemas will allow Counter-Terrorism Policing to deliver its messaging with fewer distractions and more...
Posted On 24 Jan 2019
off

Security minister Ben Wallace chairs UK-Japan discussion group on hosting major events

Security Minister Ben Wallace has chaired a UK-Japan discussion group with Prime Minister Theresa May and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to highlight how the UK mitigates the most serious security threats posed to it and also share experiences of the successful hosting of the London...
Posted On 10 Jan 2019
Representatives from the Surrey Police Economic Crime Unit and the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit Cyber and Digital Task Force receive their award
off

Specialist fraud and financial crime investigators honoured at Keith Hughes Awards

The UK’s leading experts in fraud, financial investigation and law enforcement recently convened in Manchester for the SOCEX Fraud and Financial Crime Conference. The event also played host to the thirteenth annual Keith Hughes Awards. Sponsored and founded by Altia-ABM, the...
Posted On 07 Jan 2019
off

Police service set to receive largest funding increase from Government since 2010

The Home Office has announced the largest increase in police funding since 2010. The provisional police funding settlement of up to £14 billion for 2019 to 2020 is up to £970 million more than the previous year. It will enable the police to meet financial pressures and respond...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
off

Big Brother Watch responds to planned police use of “authoritarian” facial recognition

The police service has come under fire from civil liberties campaigners for what’s described as the former’s “continued use of live facial recognition surveillance” which Big Brother Watch has branded “authoritarian, dangerous and lawless.”  Back in May,...
Posted On 17 Dec 2018
off

Police service “cannot fix a broken mental health system” asserts HMICFRS report

Police officers are increasingly being used as the ‘service of default’ in responding to people with mental health problems, a report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has confirmed. The report, entitled ‘Policing...
Posted On 27 Nov 2018
Simon Kempton
off

Government disarray over Brexit deal with EU unhelpful for policing

As the great Brexit behemoth rumbles on, I wish I had more to report on what it means for policing, writes Simon Kempton. We keep being told that we’re inching closer and closer to the finish line, but we’re still waiting for clarity over the Government’s draft exit...
Posted On 21 Nov 2018
off

ICO finds Metropolitan Police Service’s Gangs Matrix breached data protection laws

An investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has found that the Metropolitan Police Service’s use of the Gangs Matrix led to multiple and serious breaches of data protection laws. The investigation into the Gangs Matrix, a database that records intelligence...
Posted On 19 Nov 2018