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Armed policing Code of Practice strengthened in response to Grainger Inquiry

The Home Secretary’s role in approving police use of less lethal weapons has been strengthened by dint of what is the first change to the firearms Code of Practice for 17 years. The new Code of Practice will meet one of the recommendations of the Grainger Inquiry, which called...
Posted On 15 Jan 2020
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Home Office overhauls police complaints and discipline process via legislation

The Home Office is introducing legislation that will shake up how complaints made against the police are handled and improve the discipline system for officers. The changes, which are scheduled to come into effect on 1 February, ensure that complaints can be dealt with quickly,...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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PCCs set to receive additional £35 million for tackling violent criminality

Eighteen Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) will receive an additional £35 million to continue funding specialist teams to tackle violent crime in their area, the Home Secretary Priti Patel has announced. Violence Reduction Units bring together different organisations...
Posted On 06 Jan 2020
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Ethical surveillance under discussion at Global MSC Security Conference 2019

On Monday 11 and Tuesday 12 November, security practitioners, law enforcement professionals, academics and policymakers joined forces in Bristol to debate the ethical use of surveillance at the 21st edition of the annual Global MSC Security Conference and Exhibition. Official...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
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Dyfed Powys Police wins Global MSC Security’s Gordon McLanaghan Award 2019

Global MSC Security has presented Dyfed Powys Police with its Gordon McLanaghan Security Innovation Award for 2019 in recognition of an initiative led by the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), Dafydd Llywelyn, to deliver a centralised CCTV surveillance operation across four...
Posted On 25 Nov 2019
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“Better co-ordination needed to tackle causes of serious and organised crime”

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament’s latest report suggests that the Government doesn’t know how successfully it’s addressing serious and organised crime at present. Serious and organised crime is increasing, with at least 4,500 organised criminal...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019
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Home Office announces first wave of 20,000 new police officer recruits

The Home Office has confirmed the officer recruitment targets for every police force in England and Wales for the first year of what’s described as an “unprecedented drive” to increase their ranks by 20,000 over the next three years. Strengthening police numbers...
Posted On 10 Oct 2019
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Home Office launches Safer Streets Fund to combat theft in crime ‘hotspots’

A new £25 million fund set aside to tackle burglary, theft and other offences in crime ‘hotspots’ has been announced by the Home Office. Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) across England and Wales will be able to bid for Safer Streets Fund investment for measures...
Posted On 02 Oct 2019
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Police takeover of Fire and Rescue Services “will damage public safety” warns FBU

Fire budgets could be cut in favour of policing, the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has warned after fire authorities lost a bid to block a takeover from West Mercia’s Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC). Firefighters’ vital community engagement work could also be threatened as...
Posted On 13 Aug 2019
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£35 million funding for Violence Reduction Units announced by Government

No less than 18 Police and Crime Commissioners have been awarded £35 million by the Government to set up specialist teams designed to tackle violent crime in their area. The Violence Reduction Units will bring together different organisations – including the police, local...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019