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
Brandon Lewis
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Home Office funds Police and Crime Commissioners to support further police and fire collaboration

Brandon Lewis, the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service at the Home Office, has awarded £1 million from the Police Transformation Fund to nine Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) for their work in developing proposals to take on the additional responsibility for the...
Posted On 13 Apr 2017
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Home Secretary grants further funding to support “transformational” policing projects

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has now awarded more than £26 million in funding over the next three years to support 28 policing projects specifically designed to help transform the police service for the future. Fiscal backing through the Police Transformation Fund is granted by way...
Posted On 13 Dec 2016
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Home Secretary re-admits 13 police forces to ‘Best Use of Stop and Search’ scheme

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has re-admitted 13 previously suspended police forces to the Best Use of Stop and Search scheme. The scheme was launched in the summer of 2014 and requires member forces to demonstrate to the public that they’re using the powers of Stop and Search...
Posted On 26 Sep 2016
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Government calls for greater collaboration between police forces in England and Wales to drive down costs

The Home Office believes that new data on police procurement highlights the need for police forces to push opportunities to collaborate in order to deliver greater value for money for the taxpayer. Since 2010-2011, forces have saved in excess of £290 million through better...
Posted On 25 Aug 2016
Vera Baird QC
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Vera Baird QC appointed chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

Vera Baird QC, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Northumbria, has been elected as the first female chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC). First elected as PCC in 2012 and with an increased majority in 2016, Labour PCC Baird takes over from...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016
Theresa May
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Home Secretary addresses Association of Police and Crime Commissioners General Meeting

Home Secretary Theresa May MP has addressed the first meeting of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) since the 6 May elections, stressing that it’s Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) who will drive reform over the next four years. This was the first...
Posted On 26 May 2016
Keith Vaz MP: Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee
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“Police and Crime Commissioners are here to stay” urges Home Affairs Committee report

The Home Affairs Committee believes that Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are here to stay, but warns of a lack of competition for chief constable vacancies and the need for more transparency across the police service. As the first four-year term of PCCs draws to a close,...
Posted On 29 Mar 2016
Home Secretary Theresa May
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“Police and Crime Commissioners are very much here to stay” asserts Home Secretary

Home Secretary Theresa May has moved to spell out the achievements of “the pioneering first generation” of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to date, and also discuss how this specialist role could be further developed in the future. The Home Secretary told an audience of...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016
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Legislation brought forward on allowing PCCs to assume responsibility for local Fire and Rescue Services

Following a public consultation exercise, the Government will now take forward legislation designed to enable Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to hold their local Fire and Rescue Service to account. This is part of a raft of changes orchestrated to bring about closer working...
Posted On 02 Feb 2016