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Yvette Cooper elected chair of Home Affairs Select Committee in wake of Keith Vaz resignation

Yvette Cooper, the Labour MP for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, has been elected chair of the Home Affairs Select Committee. All Members of Parliament were able to vote in the election which took place following the recent resignation from office of Keith Vaz. Votes were...
Posted On 31 Oct 2016
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Government calls for greater collaboration between police forces in England and Wales to drive down costs

The Home Office believes that new data on police procurement highlights the need for police forces to push opportunities to collaborate in order to deliver greater value for money for the taxpayer. Since 2010-2011, forces have saved in excess of £290 million through better...
Posted On 25 Aug 2016
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM: Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner
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Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner reflects on “very real threat” from terrorism in wake of recent atrocities

Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM has issued a detailed statement on the “very real threat” now posed by acts of terrorism, and observed that defeating terror is as much about refusing to be afraid as anything else. In ...
Posted On 02 Aug 2016
Matthew Parr
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Home Secretary confirms appointment of new HM Inspector of Constabulary

Former Royal Navy Rear-Admiral Matthew Parr took up his post as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Constabulary on Monday 1 August. Parr was selected following a rigorous recruitment process which included the necessity for approval by the Prime Minister Theresa May and Her...
Posted On 02 Aug 2016
Adrian Leppard CBE QPM
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Former City of London Police Commissioner awarded CBE in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Adrian Leppard QPM, former Commissioner of the City of London Police, has been awarded a CBE in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2016 Birthday Honours List. Leppard served as the Commissioner from 2011 until he retired in December last year. “I feel incredibly honoured to...
Posted On 15 Jun 2016
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Home Secretary Theresa May sets out “radical” Fire and Rescue Service reform programme

Home Secretary Theresa May has unveiled a programme of reform for the Fire and Rescue Services that promises to be as radical and ambitious as that delivered across the policing landscape since 2010. Speaking at an event hosted by Think Tank Reform, the Home Secretary praised the...
Posted On 25 May 2016
Jamie Wilson
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Bobbies on the Beat… Or Not

It will come as no surprise to those working in front line policing and, indeed, the general public resident across England and Wales that police officers are often spending less than half of their time on the beat, writes Jamie Wilson. However, in recent headline stories, Her...
Posted On 11 Mar 2016
Home Secretary Theresa May
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“Police and Crime Commissioners are very much here to stay” asserts Home Secretary

Home Secretary Theresa May has moved to spell out the achievements of “the pioneering first generation” of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to date, and also discuss how this specialist role could be further developed in the future. The Home Secretary told an audience of...
Posted On 09 Feb 2016
Jamie Wilson
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Policing, Politics… and a Point to Prove

The introduction of new technology is accepted by all parties involved as being wholly beneficial for UK policing. Indeed, the consequences of ignoring systems development are demonstrably myriad for law enforcement, but there’s still the fundamental challenge of...
Posted On 03 Feb 2016
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Legislation brought forward on allowing PCCs to assume responsibility for local Fire and Rescue Services

Following a public consultation exercise, the Government will now take forward legislation designed to enable Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to hold their local Fire and Rescue Service to account. This is part of a raft of changes orchestrated to bring about closer working...
Posted On 02 Feb 2016