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
David Clark CPP PCI PSP

David Clark appointed chairman of ASIS International’s UK Chapter following AGM

At the ASIS International UK Chapter’s 2015 Annual General Meeting – which took place on Thursday 10 December at the offices of State Street Bank in London’s Canary Wharf – David Clark CPP PCI PSP was elected as the new chairman of the Chapter. He will...
Posted On 15 Dec 2015

Results of comprehensive targets in policing review published by Home Office

A review into the use of targets in policing commissioned by Home Secretary Theresa May has found that the police service “needs to go further” in order to tackle “a culture of narrow target-chasing and box-ticking” which has seemingly prevented serving...
Posted On 08 Dec 2015
Michael McDonagh: joining the team at Securitas

Michael McDonagh appointed director of policing development at Securitas

Securitas has now appointed a new director of policing development who’ll be directly responsible for building and strengthening the company’s strategic partnerships with leading crime prevention organisations. Formerly a Detective Chief Superintendent with the...
Posted On 08 Dec 2015
Delegates at the Interpol gathering on border security

European Union ministers focus on access to Interpol’s databases at border points

Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock has welcomed the decision by European Union (EU) ministers for all EU external border control points to be connected to Interpol’s global databases and for automatic screening of travel documents to be introduced by March next year. The...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
Jamie Wilson

Investigating crimes committed during the Million Mask March

Reading news stories and watching footage from the Million Mask March against the Government’s austerity measures, which took place in London on Thursday 5 November, reminded me of the terrible riot scenes in the capital back in 2011 when another peaceful protest descended...
Posted On 09 Nov 2015
Crimestoppers CEO Mark Hallas accepts the award from the PFNDF's Martin Plummer

Crimestoppers recognised at Police Federation National Detectives’ Forum Awards for “outstanding contribution to policing”

Independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers’ efforts have been recognised by the Police Federation National Detectives’ Forum, with the organisation winning an award for its “outstanding contribution to policing”. The Hopkin Award for Outstanding...
Posted On 26 Oct 2015
Home Secretary Theresa May

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
BTP officers on patrol

BTP reports crime drop on Britain’s railways for eleventh year in succession

The British Transport Police (BTP) – the dedicated police force for trains and tube services across England, Scotland and Wales – has just published annual figures showing an overall drop in crime on the rail network of more than 8% compared with the previous year...
Posted On 20 Aug 2015
Policing Minister Mike Penning (who's also now responsible for the Security Industry Authority)

Minister for Policing launches consultation on police funding reform in England and Wales

Newly-installed Policing Minister Mike Penning has announced bold plans to reform the current arrangements for allocating central Government funding to the 43 police forces in England and Wales. The Conservative MP for Hemel Hempstead since 2005 described the current police...
Posted On 21 Jul 2015