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HMICFRS publishes detailed report on Public Perceptions of Policing in England and Wales 2018

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has published its detailed report entitled Public Perceptions of Policing in England and Wales 2018 in partnership with BMG Research. HMICFRS commissioned BMG Research to undertake a large-scale...
Posted On 11 Jan 2019
Sadiq Khan: Mayor of London
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Mayor Sadiq Khan takes decisive action to strengthen London’s Violent Crime Task Force

Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner Cressida Dick and Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, are boosting the fight against violent crime in the capital by adding another 122 officers to the City Hall-funded Violent Crime Task Force for the next three months. The officers will...
Posted On 17 Sep 2018
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University of Worcester attains certification against Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s Code of Practice

In line with the Surveillance Camera Commissioner’s Code of Practice, the University of Worcester has achieved third party certification through IQ Verify for its use of CCTV systems across the St John’s Campus and the City Campus in addition to other sites. Certification...
Posted On 15 Aug 2018
Sadiq Khan: The Mayor of London
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London Mayor’s Budget confirms additional £110 million for Metropolitan Police Service in 2018

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has committed to investing an additional £110 million into the Metropolitan Police Service across the next 12 months. This investment means City Hall is paying a greater percentage of the overall policing budget in the capital than ever before –...
Posted On 28 Feb 2018
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PC Wayne Marques receives prestigious City of London Sheriffs’ Award for Bravery 2017

British Transport Police (BTP) officer PC Wayne Marques – who confronted three knife-wielding terrorists during the recent terror attacks in the London Bridge area of central London and, as a consequence, suffered severe life-changing injuries – is the chosen...
Posted On 10 Oct 2017
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Securitas supports Emergency Services and military operations with additional patrols

Following the explosion on a tube train at Parsons Green London Underground Station on the morning of Friday 15 September, which resulted in 30 people being injured, the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre increased the terrorism threat level posed in the UK from ‘Severe’...
Posted On 22 Sep 2017
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Police forces’ use of body-worn video achieves Surveillance Camera Code of Practice standards

The Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB) – the security, fire and telecare certification body for the UK and Ireland – has announced that two police forces have pioneered the introduction of body-worn video technology in accordance with the...
Posted On 28 Feb 2017
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Police Federation issues warning that police service is ‘still haemorrhaging officers’

The Police Federation has warned that the police service is continuing to haemorrhage officers as the latest Home Office figures show an alarming drop of nearly 21,500 serving police officers since 2009. Police Federation chairman Steve White explained: “This is a wake-up...
Posted On 29 Jan 2017
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Police Community Support Officers to undertake instruction in on-call firefighting duties

Police Community Support Officers (PCSOs) in Herefordshire and Shropshire will undertake training to become on-call firefighters as part of a new pilot scheme, reports ITV News and the Fire Industry Association. The scheme has been developed in collaboration between the Hereford...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016
The police service is facing up to something of an unknown future
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Officers’ Herculean efforts “not stopping impact of budget cuts” warns Police Federation

An official report criticising the efficiency of a number of police forces and casting doubt on the ability of others to withstand a new round of budget cuts should be a “wake-up call to the Government and the country,” the Police Federation has warned. Steve White,...
Posted On 21 Oct 2015
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