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Financial pressures “undermining confidence in the police” states Public Affairs Committee

Funding for police forces is down by nearly a fifth since 2010-2011, while there are nearly a fifth fewer officers and staff currently on the books. Inevitably there are consequences and forces are under increasing strain. Police forces cannot do everything and are prioritising...
Posted On 08 Nov 2018
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Security’s Role in Keeping High Street Shops Open for Business

Tough trading conditions in the High Street right now have been well documented but, with theft and violence also on the up, the time has surely come for a radical new approach towards security. With this firmly in mind, Daniel Hardy explains the rationale behind an exciting new...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018
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NPCC “to be opened up to public scrutiny” following Liberty and Privacy International campaign

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will “no longer be able to operate in secret” after Human Rights campaign organisations Liberty and Privacy International demanded it be subject to Freedom of Information laws. The Government has now informed the two...
Posted On 30 Jul 2018
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Government works with Police Now on plans for new detective training programme

The police service will be able to boost the overall number of detectives by up to 1,000 in the next five years following the announcement of new Government funding to develop a national training programme. The Home Office will work with Police Now, an award-winning police...
Posted On 11 Jun 2018
Alison Saunders: Director of Public Prosecutions
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Crown Prosecution Service and NPCC unveil detailed plans to tackle issue of disclosure

A package of measures designed to improve how the criminal justice system deals with disclosure has been unveiled. The measures – on top of actions taken over the last few months – are contained in a plan published by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the National Police...
Posted On 26 Jan 2018
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“Continuing cuts to forensic science threaten criminal justice system” warns Regulator

Falling prices and continuing cuts to funding for forensic science work are eating into essential services, the Forensic Science Regulator Dr Gillian Tully has warned in her Annual Report for 2017. In the 41-page document, which was published on Friday 19 January, Dr Tully points...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018
Steve White: standing down as chairman of the Police Federation
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Steve White announces resignation from chairman’s role at Police Federation

A new leader will be elected to take the helm at the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) after the current chairman, Steve White, announced his intention to resign. Proud of his time in charge, White will step down before the end of the year at a point that signifies a...
Posted On 02 Sep 2017
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Security and fire industries take up challenge of new Electronic Call Handling Operation project

The British Security Industry Association (BSIA), the Fire Industry Association (FIA) and the Fire & Security Association (FSA) are set to play a key role in the development of an all-new Electronic Call Handling Operation (ECHO) project. The dedicated ECHO project aims to...
Posted On 24 Aug 2017
Alison Saunders: Director of Public Prosecutions
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CPS revises guidelines on how organisation will seek to prosecute hate crimes

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published new public statements on how it will prosecute hate crime and support victims in England and Wales. Amid rising volumes of reports to the police service, the CPS has consulted community groups and criminal justice partners to...
Posted On 22 Aug 2017
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National Business Crime Solution secures six-figure investment from Government

The National Business Crime Solution (NBCS) – the not-for-profit initiative that enables the sharing of data between law enforcement agencies and the business community in order to reduce crime – is now embarking on the next stage of its development after securing...
Posted On 27 Jul 2017