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ECHO service officially launched at CSL Industry Forum in central London

The Electronic Call Handling Operations (ECHO) digital service was launched at the CSL Industry Forum held at the Informa Building in London. Introduced around the campaign ‘Go Digital, Get ECHO’, the ECHO project aims to deliver a centralised, fully automated electronic call...
Posted On 19 Nov 2019
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Office for National Statistics crime figures “don’t add up” suggests Redscan CEO

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released its annual Crime Statistics for England and Wales in which it reveals a decline in computer misuse and computer virus offences. In response, Mike Fenton (CEO at Redscan, the UK-based cyber security firm) has pointed to the...
Posted On 17 Oct 2019
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UK policing “as prepared as possible” for potential no-deal Brexit scenario

Police across the UK are well prepared for the country to leave the European Union (EU) with or without a deal, the two police chiefs leading law enforcement planning have said. Preparations for a potential loss of EU law enforcement tools and powers are now complete. A new unit,...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019
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BSIA Briefing

The idea that a vending machine could dispense chocolate bars, but not cash intrigued John Shepherd-Barron. That’s precisely why Shepherd-Barron set out to design and launch the first ATM, which appeared on the streets of London in 1967, writes Sarah Staff. Back then, the...
Posted On 30 Aug 2019
John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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Police chiefs to hold emergency summit amid scourge of assaults on officers

The call for an emergency summit by police chiefs to improve officer safety in the wake of a spate of serious incidents is positive, but must be more than just words observes the Police Federation of England and Wales. Next month, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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NPCC’s Forensics Portfolio approves return of Eurofins to UK marketplace

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has approved the return of Eurofins Forensics Services to the forensics marketplace following the criminal cyber attack suffered in June. The ransomware attack – targeting parent company Eurofins Scientific – affected the IT...
Posted On 16 Aug 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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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