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“Officers must be at heart of any policing reforms” urges Police Federation

The views of operational police officers must be at the heart of any policing reform if it’s to really make a difference. That’s the view of the national vice-chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales as a new report suggests a series of recommendations the...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
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Independent Office for Police Conduct introduced by Home Office to replace IPCC

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has been launched by the Home Office to replace the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), the established police watchdog. According to the Government, new leadership under a director general will mean speedier...
Posted On 08 Jan 2018
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‘Policing for the Future’ inquiry launched by Home Affairs Select Committee

The Home Affairs Select Committee has launched an inquiry into ‘Policing for the Future: Changing Demands and New Challenges’. Written submissions for this inquiry should be submitted online by noon on 16 February 2017. Advances in technology have led to the emergence...
Posted On 13 Jan 2017
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Home Secretary grants further funding to support “transformational” policing projects

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has now awarded more than £26 million in funding over the next three years to support 28 policing projects specifically designed to help transform the police service for the future. Fiscal backing through the Police Transformation Fund is granted by way...
Posted On 13 Dec 2016
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Vera Baird QC appointed chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners

Vera Baird QC, the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for Northumbria, has been elected as the first female chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC). First elected as PCC in 2012 and with an increased majority in 2016, Labour PCC Baird takes over from...
Posted On 26 Jul 2016
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Home Secretary addresses Association of Police and Crime Commissioners General Meeting

Home Secretary Theresa May MP has addressed the first meeting of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) since the 6 May elections, stressing that it’s Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) who will drive reform over the next four years. This was the first...
Posted On 26 May 2016
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Paul Lincoln appointed Director General for Crime and Policing Group at the Home Office

Paul Lincoln has been appointed as the new Director General for the Crime and Policing Group at the Home Office. Lincoln replaces Mary Calam, who’s leaving Government after a 25-year career in the civil service to take up an opportunity within the private sector...
Posted On 07 Apr 2016
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Home Secretary announces reforms to Independent Police Complaints Commission

The Home Secretary has announced that the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will be reformed and renamed to improve efficiencies, drive more effective governance and make it more responsive to the public. Theresa May has concluded that the IPCC’s existing governance...
Posted On 09 Mar 2016
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Police Support Volunteers and staff powers consultation launched by Home Office

Home Secretary Theresa May used the Lord Ferrers Awards* – the national awards for volunteers in policing – as the launchpad for a consultation into proposed changes to those law enforcement powers held by police volunteers and staff alike. The consultation, which...
Posted On 10 Sep 2015