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Government prioritises well-being and mental health of police officers and staff in new support package

The Government and the police watchdog – namely Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) – will work together to put the well-being and mental health of staff and officers at the heart of policing following a landmark review....
Posted On 11 Jul 2019
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Intensified action on knife crime realises police seizure of 10,000-plus weapons

A week of intensified action on knife crime has resulted in the police arresting 1,372 people, including 516 for a knife-related offence, and seizing more than 10,000 weapons. All police forces joined Operation Sceptre, which used a range of tactics – among them weapons...
Posted On 30 May 2019
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Interpol determines to bring police information closer to front line for greater impact

Strengthening its membership’s capacity to serve national and regional policing needs was the focus of an international Interpol meeting that ran from 9-11 April. The 15th Heads of National Central Bureaus (NCBs) Conference enabled 145 countries to endorse a series of...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019
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PPSS Group supplies slash-resistant clothing to protect security professionals from knife attacks

The PPSS Group’s key objective is to protect security officers as well as police and prison officers by helping to to reduce the number of knife and workplace violence-related injuries. The company has recently seen record sales for its SlashPRO slash-resistant clothing brand...
Posted On 19 Mar 2019
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Funding, Skills and Technology: Are the Stars Aligning for a Major Digital Transformation of Policing in 2019?

Last October, Alison Saunders – the outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) – was interviewed by The Times. It was pointed out that: “Britain’s most senior prosecutor has admitted the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the police cannot cope with the enormous...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019
John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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Knife Crime: Why It Cannot Be Allowed to Define a Generation

In the week that Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced new Government measures designed to help tackle knife crime, John Apter discusses why it will take more than a hashtag and “re-versioned ASBOs” to solve the problem. I have seen first-hand the devastating effect...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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Home Office approves Independent Office for Police Conduct guidance and concludes firearms review

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has approved revised Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) guidance which “strikes the right balance” between the need for robust investigation while also supporting firearms officers in the line of duty. The IOPC’s Section 22...
Posted On 18 Jan 2019
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Bedfordshire Police’s Airport Policing Unit adopts Project Servator at London Luton Airport

Specialist counter-terrorism tactics specifically aimed at deterring potential terrorists and would-be criminals have now been adopted by Bedfordshire Police at London Luton Airport. Bedfordshire Police’s Airport Policing Unit has formally adopted Project Servator – a...
Posted On 12 Nov 2018
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Three-quarters of retailers “concerned” over police service response to crime

The Association of Convenience Stores has responded to the publication of the Home Affairs Committee’s report into policing, urging the Government to take action to ensure that police forces are adequately resourced to deal with crime. The Association’s figures show that...
Posted On 29 Oct 2018
John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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Legal proceedings lodged in wake of Government’s failure to act on police pay

The Police Federation of England and Wales has stated that formal legal proceedings will now commence following the Government’s failure to act on police pay recommendations. The staff association for police officers in England and Wales has lodged an application for Judicial...
Posted On 23 Oct 2018