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
Daniel Hardy
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Taking Back The Power

Cuts to police funding, misinterpreted legislation and social issues that are creating a rise in certain types of offending have led to a lack of control when it comes to dealing with criminals. Here, Daniel Hardy examines the factors that have created the current situation and...
Posted On 20 Feb 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
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Met’s Deputy Commissioner awarded Knighthood by Her Majesty The Queen for services to policing

The Metropolitan Police Service’s Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey QPM has been awarded a Knighthood by Her Majesty The Queen for services to policing. The recognition in the New Year Honours List for 2018 is a result of the Deputy Commissioner’s many accomplishments including...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
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Policing and Fire Minister orders Fire and Rescue Authorities to curb practice of “boomerang bosses”

Nick Hurd, Minister for Policing and the Fire Service, has unveiled new rules designed to crack down on the employment of ‘boomerang bosses’ in England’s Fire and Rescue Services. The practice has seen senior fire officers retire from their post only to be re-appointed almost...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
Gloucestershire Constabulary's headquarters
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Gloucestershire Constabulary protects local communities with real-time SAS insights

Serving 600,000 residents and policing more than 1,000 square miles of urban centres and rural environments, Gloucestershire Constabulary wanted to gain an up-to-date picture of incidents across the county. In a bid to do so, the force has employed analytics software from SAS to...
Posted On 02 Jan 2018
Metropolitan Police Service DAC Lucy D'Orsi
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Private companies and commercial sector concerns urged to buy-in to ‘Protect Duty’

The UK’s Policing lead for Protective Security, namely Metropolitan Police Service Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi, has called upon private companies and the commercial sector to buy-in to a ‘Protect Duty’ and work with the police service and its myriad partners in...
Posted On 06 Dec 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
Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI
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Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI appointed as next chairman of The Security Institute

The Security Institute has announced that academic criminologist Dr Alison Wakefield FSyI will become the organisation’s new chairman with effect from January 2018, taking over the reins from Garry Evanson CSyP FSyI. Wakefield is senior lecturer in security risk management...
Posted On 20 Nov 2017
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“Rising crime shows no sign of abating” warns Police Federation in wake of latest ONS figures

Police forces appear to be struggling to stem the tide of ‘genuine increases’ in crime. Figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that police-recorded crime has risen by 13% in the last 12 months with huge increases in violent crime (up by 19%), sexual...
Posted On 24 Oct 2017