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NPCC reviews armed police response to terror attacks in light of changing threat

At the quarterly meeting of Chief Constables Council, held on Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 July, police chiefs discussed in some detail the role of armed police and Taser in protecting the public and officers during a terror attack. Deputy Chief Constable Simon Chesterman, the...
Posted On 14 Jul 2017
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MI5 and police in joint review of operational procedures for counter-terrorism investigations

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced that David Anderson QC, the former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, will provide independent assurance of the reviews that MI5 and the National Counter-Terrorism Policing headquarters are conducting following the recent...
Posted On 11 Jul 2017
Sir Thomas Winsor: Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary
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Police service “cannot continue to fill the gaps left by other agencies” warns HMIC

Police forces are having to pick up the slack as cuts in other public services increase pressure on them. In his annual ‘State of Policing’ report, Sir Thomas Winsor (Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary) draws attention to “material pressures” on...
Posted On 24 Apr 2017
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‘Zombie knives’ banned in England and Wales by amendment to Criminal Justice Act

An amendment to the Criminal Justice Act 1988 will ban the sale, manufacture, rental or importation of knives often referred to as ‘zombie knives’, ‘zombie killer knives’ and ‘zombie slayer knives’. The ban comes into effect on Thursday 18 August. These knives can have cutting...
Posted On 17 Aug 2016
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UK officers supporting French police to help ensure trouble-free Euro 2016

With less than 20 days to go until the start of Euro 2016, football fever is beginning to kick in. Fans are travelling to France to enjoy the football and mix with fellow supporters from across Europe, but there’s always a chance that a minority will engage in disorder. On...
Posted On 24 May 2016
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Securitas encourages diversity with celebration to mark International Women’s Day 2016

As part of the organisation’s key focus on creating a greater and more diverse workforce, Securitas has held its first ‘Women in Security’ celebrations at its new Operations Centre in Milton Keynes. The event, which was held on Tuesday 8 March to mark International Women’s...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016
Home Secretary Theresa May
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Home Secretary announces reforms to Independent Police Complaints Commission

The Home Secretary has announced that the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will be reformed and renamed to improve efficiencies, drive more effective governance and make it more responsive to the public. Theresa May has concluded that the IPCC’s existing governance...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016
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Specialist policing teams actively support Europe’s biggest-ever disaster training exercise

Specialist police teams from across the UK are taking part in Europe’s biggest-ever disaster training exercise, which begins on Monday 29 February. Exercise Unified Response – which is part-funded by the European Commission and co-ordinated by the London Fire Brigade on...
Posted On 29 Feb 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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Regional Organised Crime Units “must build on their strong foundations” urges HMIC report

Regional Organised Crime Units (ROCUs) have provided a strong foundation for tackling some of the most serious and organised criminals around today, but there’s further work to be done in order to provide a more consistent, concerted and co-ordinated service for members of...
Posted On 01 Dec 2015