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Government prioritises well-being and mental health of police officers and staff in new support package

The Government and the police watchdog – namely Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) – will work together to put the well-being and mental health of staff and officers at the heart of policing following a landmark review....
Posted On 11 Jul 2019
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“Profound and far-reaching policing reform urgently needed” asserts HMICFRS

Profound and far-reaching aspects of police reform are needed or services face unacceptable compromises in quality of service levels of public safety, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services has warned. In his annual assessment of policing in...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
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Home Office allocates £35 million to police forces for Violence Reduction Units

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has provisionally allocated £35 million to Police and Crime Commissioners in 18 local areas for the purpose of setting up Violence Reduction Units. These will take a multi-agency approach, bringing together police, local Government, health services,...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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Intensified action on knife crime realises police seizure of 10,000-plus weapons

A week of intensified action on knife crime has resulted in the police arresting 1,372 people, including 516 for a knife-related offence, and seizing more than 10,000 weapons. All police forces joined Operation Sceptre, which used a range of tactics – among them weapons...
Posted On 30 May 2019
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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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Buckinghamshire New University and Thames Valley Police joins forces to deliver degree apprenticeships in policing

Buckinghamshire New University has been selected by Thames Valley Police to deliver degree apprenticeships in policing. In response to the Government’s commitment to improve workplace training through apprenticeships, the College of Policing along with the police service...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019
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Dedicated Cyber Crime Units earn multi-million pound cash injection from Government

The National Police Chief’s Council’s (NPCC) National Cyber Crime Programme has announced that every police force in England and Wales now has a dedicated Cyber Crime Unit in place thanks to a multi-million pound cash investment courtesy of the Conservative...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019
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
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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National Crime Agency reveals detail underpinning new UK Protected Persons Service

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has announced the creation of the new national UK Protected Persons Service. The move will see protected persons units, which are based in a network of regional organised crime units (ROCUs), come under the leadership of the NCA for the first time....
Posted On 02 Apr 2019