“Support for victims of crime at risk due to funding delay” warns Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

Delays to Government funding around support for the victims of crime could lead to the loss of valuable services, elected Police and Crime Commissioners have warned. With many contracts coming to an end in March, Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) are now calling upon the...
Posted On 25 Jan 2016

Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire police forces press for three-way Strategic Alliance

A three-force Strategic Alliance could be viable – operationally, financially and politically. That’s the conclusion of a meeting of the Chief Officers and Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) from Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Nottinghamshire. Following on...
Posted On 03 Jan 2016

Home Office proposes changes to Police and Crime Commissioners complaints system

Proposals aimed at changing the way in which complaints against Police and Crime Commissioners are managed have just been published by the Home Office. Views have been invited on potential changes to the system for non-serious complaints (ie non-criminal) which are handled by...
Posted On 21 Dec 2015

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
The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners has outlined what would need to happen to British policing if further budget cuts are imposed by the Government

Further budget cuts will “radically change policing” states Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

The police service will have to make fundamental changes in terms of how it’s structured and the role it carries out. That’s the considered view of Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales following their detailed analysis of possible budget reductions for...
Posted On 06 Oct 2015
The House of Commons' Home Affairs Select Committee is launching an inquiry into the police funding formula

Home Affairs Select Committee prepares for detailed inquiry into police service funding

Following the Government’s announcement in July that it’s now considering a new model of allocating funding to the 43 police forces in England and Wales, the House of Commons’ Home Affairs Select Committee is launching an inquiry into the police funding formula....
Posted On 20 Sep 2015
The Home Office has issued a Consultation Paper on the future of the Emergency Services

Proposals for further Emergency Services collaboration announced by Home Office

Radical proposals underpinning transformation of the way in which the police service, the Fire and Rescue Services and the ambulance service work together have now been unveiled by Prime Minister David Cameron and the Home Office. The Government has already invested over £70...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015
Chief constable Sara Thornton

Co-ordination of operational policing begins at the all-new National Police Chiefs’ Council

The new body designed specifically to co-ordinate operational policing and collaboration among forces at the national level has been formally established today. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will bring together operationally independent and locally accountable chief...
Posted On 01 Apr 2015