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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
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe QPM
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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
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Body-Worn Cameras: The Real-Time Way to Reduce Security Risk

Body-worn cameras may have started life primarily as a niche tool used in law enforcement and similar surveillance scenarios. However, due to enhancements such as an increase in battery power, their uses have expanded exponentially over the last few years, writes Richard Revis....
Posted On 18 Sep 2018
Sadiq Khan: Mayor of London
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Mayor Sadiq Khan takes decisive action to strengthen London’s Violent Crime Task Force

Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner Cressida Dick and Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, are boosting the fight against violent crime in the capital by adding another 122 officers to the City Hall-funded Violent Crime Task Force for the next three months. The officers will...
Posted On 17 Sep 2018
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Home Office puts forward proposals to extend police Stop and Search powers

Under new Home Office proposals published in a consultation paper, police officers will be able to Stop and Search individuals whom they suspect of carrying a corrosive substance in public places. This suggested strengthening of police powers will enable officers to better...
Posted On 11 Sep 2018
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Transparency report on disruptive and investigatory powers published by Government

The Government has now published the third iteration of its dedicated transparency report on the use of disruptive and investigatory powers. The document sets out the way in which disruptive and investigatory powers are used by the security and intelligence agencies as well as...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
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Metropolitan Police Service end-of-year statistics show recorded crime continuing to rise

The Metropolitan Police Service has released its end-of-year crime statistics. The figures compare end of financial year April to March 2017-2018 with April to March 2016-2017. While recorded crime continues to rise in the Met’s area, increases in many crimes are more...
Posted On 27 Apr 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
HMI Mike Cunningham
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Forces working hard to improve legitimacy “but Stop and Search disparities remain a concern”

Police forces are committed to sustaining and improving the trust and confidence of the public, but they risk damage to their relationships with local communities by continuing to be unable to demonstrate the fair use of Stop and Search. That’s one of the conclusions of a...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017