John Apter: chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales
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Police chiefs to hold emergency summit amid scourge of assaults on officers

The call for an emergency summit by police chiefs to improve officer safety in the wake of a spate of serious incidents is positive, but must be more than just words observes the Police Federation of England and Wales. Next month, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) will...
Posted On 26 Aug 2019
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Bank of Scotland fined £45 million for failing to report suspicions of fraud at HBOS

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has fined Bank of Scotland £45,500,000 for failures to disclose information about its suspicions that fraud may have occurred at the Reading-based Impaired Assets (IAR) team of Halifax Bank of Scotland. The FCA found that Bank of Scotland...
Posted On 28 Jun 2019
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Buckinghamshire New University and Thames Valley Police joins forces to deliver degree apprenticeships in policing

Buckinghamshire New University has been selected by Thames Valley Police to deliver degree apprenticeships in policing. In response to the Government’s commitment to improve workplace training through apprenticeships, the College of Policing along with the police service...
Posted On 12 Apr 2019
Jamie Wilson
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Funding, Skills and Technology: Are the Stars Aligning for a Major Digital Transformation of Policing in 2019?

Last October, Alison Saunders – the outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) – was interviewed by The Times. It was pointed out that: “Britain’s most senior prosecutor has admitted the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the police cannot cope with the enormous...
Posted On 26 Feb 2019
Sara Thornton
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NPCC leader Sara Thornton appointed Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Sara Thornton, a police officer with more than 30 years’ experience, will take up the role of the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner to help spearhead the UK’s response to this devastating crime. Thornton, who is currently chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC)...
Posted On 25 Feb 2019
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UK’s terrorism response tested in three-day national multi-agency exercise

The Emergency Services, other public services and the Government have undertaken a three-day exercise to rehearse their response to a major terrorist attack. The simulated incident, which involved live activity in Westcott, Buckinghamshire tested the multi-agency approach towards...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018
Left to Right: PC Shaun Cartwright, who accepted PC Keith Palmer's posthumous award, Home Secretary Sajid Savid and PC Charlie Guenigault
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Home Secretary Sajid Javid honours PC Keith Palmer at 23rd Annual Police Bravery Awards

Hosted by the Police Federation of England and Wales, the 23rd Annual Police Bravery Awards saw PC Keith Palmer honoured posthumously by Home Secretary Sajid Javid. Javid, who was presenting the trophies, paid tribute to PC Palmer who was killed while defending Parliament during...
Posted On 17 Jul 2018
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Global MSC presents Cumbria Constabulary with Gordon McLanaghan Innovation Award

Global MSC Security has awarded Cumbria Constabulary its prestigious Gordon McLanaghan Innovation Award. The accolade was presented by Derek Maltby, managing director of Global MSC Security, to Steven Ferguson of Cumbria Constabulary, who received a Bristol Blue Glass engraved...
Posted On 21 Nov 2017
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BikeRegister and British Transport Police look to break cycle of bike crime across UK

The third annual Cycle Crime Conference – hosted by BikeRegister (the national cycle database) in association with the British Transport Police (BTP) – took place in Birmingham on Tuesday 5 July. Following on from last year’s hugely successful event, officers...
Posted On 12 Jul 2017
Metropolitan Police Service Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball
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Helen Ball promoted to Assistant Commissioner at the Metropolitan Police Service

Helen Ball has been promoted to Assistant Commissioner at the Metropolitan Police Service by newly-installed Commissioner Cressida Dick and will now lead the Met’s Professionalism portfolio. Assistant Commissioner Ball’s responsibilities will include management of the...
Posted On 11 Jul 2017
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