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Home Secretary announces eight-week Police Covenant consultation

A Police Covenant has come a step closer with the announcement by Home Secretary Priti Patel of the launch of an eight-week consultation. The move has been welcomed by John Apter, the national chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales, who is fully supportive of the...
Posted On 28 Feb 2020
Yvette Cooper: chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee
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Labour’s Yvette Cooper re-elected as chair of Home Affairs Select Committee

Yvette Cooper has been re-elected chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee in Parliament following an unopposed election for the position. Cooper is the Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford. Commenting on her re-election, Cooper said: “I’m very pleased...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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“Crime statistics show tactics aimed at tackling violence are working” states NPCC

The latest figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) have been issued by the Office for National Statistics. They show that there has been no change in the overall levels of crime in the last year. However, there are variations in different types of crime. Chief...
Posted On 28 Jan 2020
Nick Downing
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Fraud prevention service Cifas appoints Nick Downing as chief intelligence officer

Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has appointed Nick Downing as chief intelligence officer. Downing was previously assistant chief constable of Kent & Essex Police, where he oversaw serious, organised, economic and cyber crime as well as being the national...
Posted On 22 Jan 2020
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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
Martin Hewitt: chair of the NPCC
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“Policing must be a critical part of Royal Commission” asserts NPCC chairman

National Police Chiefs’ Council chairman Martin Hewitt has said that the planned Royal Commission on the effectiveness of the criminal justice system is an opportunity to review the policing model in England and Wales such that it better meets 21st Century threats. Hewitt sai...
Posted On 07 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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United Kingdom all set to host 93rd Interpol General Assembly in 2024

The UK will host the General Assembly of the international policing organisation Interpol in 2024 – the largest global gathering of senior law enforcement officials and heads of ministries. The announcement was made during the 88th Interpol General Assembly in Santiago, Chile...
Posted On 24 Oct 2019
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‘Ethics and Facial Recognition Technology’ at Global MSC Security Conference 2019

Global MSC Security has announced that Allyson MacVean, Professor of Policing and Criminology at Bath Spa University, will give a presentation on ‘Ethics and Facial Recognition Technology: A Potent Cocktail for Success or Disaster?’ at the 2019 edition of the Global MSC Security...
Posted On 23 Sep 2019
Priti Patel
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Home Secretary Priti Patel outlines plans for policing during inaugural speech

In her first major speech since being appointed Home Secretary, Priti Patel has addressed attendees of the Police Superintendents’ Association’s (PSA) Annual Conference. The Home Secretary acknowledged that policing had been underfunded and under-supported, and outlined that...
Posted On 13 Sep 2019