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Crimestoppers introduces campaign designed to raise awareness of ‘County Lines’

Crimestoppers has launched a national campaign orchestrated to highlight ‘County Lines’ and encourage the public to report their concerns. An ‘advan’ will be touring certain areas giving people more information on how they can play their part in helping to...
Posted On 26 Jul 2018
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Policing partners sign up to Government’s well-being goal proposed by Home Office

Police well-being is the focus of a new goal launched by the Home Office in conjunction with partners in policing and mental health. Partners who developed the goal pledge to work together to boost the welfare support available to police officers and staff in England and Wales...
Posted On 04 Jul 2018
The Old Bailey in central London
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Taliban bomb-maker Khalid Ali found guilty of Houses of Parliament terrorism plot

A London man who plotted a terror attack near Parliament and made bombs for the Taliban in Afghanistan has been convicted of terrorism offences. Khalid Ali, 28, was arrested by armed police near the Houses of Parliament and was carrying a knife with an eight-inch blade and two...
Posted On 27 Jun 2018
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Policing minister listens to officers’ first-hand experience at well-being roundtable

At a roundtable discussion held on Tuesday 16 January, Nick Hurd (Minister for Policing and the Fire Service) heard from experts and senior officers – including a chief superintendent who has written a personal memoir about policing and mental health – on the subject...
Posted On 23 Jan 2018
Phill Matthews
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New-look IOPC needs “radical overhaul” urges Police Federation of England and Wales

The new-look Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) – which officially replaced the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) on Monday 8 January – needs a “radical overhaul” if it’s to improve on the work of its predecessor as it takes up the...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018
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Over 70% of UK police forces “refuse to provide data on digital evidence gathering” states Big Brother Watch

A detailed report just published by privacy and civil liberties campaigning organisation Big Brother Watch reveals that 93% of police forces extract digital evidence from connected devices, but alarmingly a substantial 71% of those forces refuse to provide data in terms of how...
Posted On 28 Nov 2017
Millie Banerjee CBE: the new chairman of the College of Policing
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Home Secretary Amber Rudd appoints Millie Banerjee as new College of Policing chairman

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has appointed Millie Banerjee CBE as chairman of the College of Policing. Banerjee will now oversee the professional body for everyone in policing and work with the organisation’s newly-confirmed CEO, Mike Cunningham QPM, to professionalise...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
Professor Martin Gill CSyP FSyI
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Security Research Initiative focuses attentions on key considerations for security sector

The Security Research Initiative (SRI) has just published two reports addressing key considerations for the security industry. Together, the comprehensive documents seek to understand and highlight the ways in which private security can help protect the public – in both private...
Posted On 19 Sep 2017
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Home Office funds new Video-Enabled Justice programme for serving police officers

A new video link scheme designed to improve the way in which police officers give evidence and free up more time for their front line duties is going to be piloted thanks to an £11 million cash injection from the Government. The Video-Enabled Justice (VEJ) initiative, which is...
Posted On 07 Sep 2017
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Police officers find body-worn cameras “empowering” states London Metropolitan University study

New research has revealed widespread support among front line police officers for body-worn video cameras, with officers finding their use “empowering”. The independent study, conducted by criminologists at London Metropolitan University, looked at officers’ attitudes...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017