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Home Office announces first wave of 20,000 new police officer recruits

The Home Office has confirmed the officer recruitment targets for every police force in England and Wales for the first year of what’s described as an “unprecedented drive” to increase their ranks by 20,000 over the next three years. Strengthening police numbers...
Posted On 10 Oct 2019
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National campaign to recruit 20,000 police officers launched by Government

A national campaign orchestrated to recruit 20,000 new police officers has been launched by the Conservative Government. The police recruitment drive is the biggest in decades and follows Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s commitment to increase police numbers over the next three...
Posted On 10 Sep 2019
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Draft guidance published by Government to underpin Offensive Weapons Act

Draft guidance published by the Government on 15 August sets out how Knife Crime Prevention Orders (KCPOs) will provide an additional tool for police to steer people away from serious violence. The Home Office has also published draft statutory guidance on sections of the...
Posted On 19 Aug 2019
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£35 million funding for Violence Reduction Units announced by Government

No less than 18 Police and Crime Commissioners have been awarded £35 million by the Government to set up specialist teams designed to tackle violent crime in their area. The Violence Reduction Units will bring together different organisations – including the police, local...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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Home Secretary hosts ‘Five Eyes’ Security Summit focused on emerging threats

Newly-appointed Home Secretary Priti Patel is using her first full week in the role to urge the UK’s most important strategic allies to commit to co-ordinated action on a range of security concerns. Protecting the public from emerging threats needs continued and closer...
Posted On 29 Jul 2019
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Home Office allocates £35 million to police forces for Violence Reduction Units

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has provisionally allocated £35 million to Police and Crime Commissioners in 18 local areas for the purpose of setting up Violence Reduction Units. These will take a multi-agency approach, bringing together police, local Government, health services,...
Posted On 23 Jun 2019
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Intensified action on knife crime realises police seizure of 10,000-plus weapons

A week of intensified action on knife crime has resulted in the police arresting 1,372 people, including 516 for a knife-related offence, and seizing more than 10,000 weapons. All police forces joined Operation Sceptre, which used a range of tactics – among them weapons...
Posted On 30 May 2019
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Home Secretary chairs meeting of senior police officers to discuss tackling violent crime

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has chaired a meeting with police leaders from across the country to discuss what more can be done to tackle serious violence. Chief constables from seven forces, which have seen the highest levels of serious violence, met alongside Sara Thornton (chair...
Posted On 07 Mar 2019
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Former Met Commissioner urges use of facial recognition cameras for Stop and Search

Lord Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM, former Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police Service, has commented that the current Stop and Search procedures used by the police service could be improved if officers were allowed to use facial recognition cameras as an integral part of the...
Posted On 04 Mar 2019
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Drone safety partnership with retail sector launched as Government moves to limit UAV misuse

The Government and the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) have announced a new partnership with popular retailer Jessops as part of a national campaign orchestrated to increase public awareness of the rules around flying Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, more commonly known as drones....
Posted On 20 Feb 2019