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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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Liberty report “exposes police forces’ use of discriminatory data to predict crime”

At least 14 UK police forces have used or intend to use discriminatory computer programs to predict where crime will be committed and by whom. That’s according to research results published by Human Rights campaigning organisation Liberty. The new report entitled...
Posted On 04 Feb 2019
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“Police forces save £273 million on equipment costs in three years” reports Home Office

The Home Office has now published the third ‘basket of goods’ data set allowing the public to compare what each police force spends on common items to ensure best value for money. With Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) spending almost a quarter of their overall budgets on...
Posted On 09 May 2018
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West Yorkshire Police trials all-new Home Office mobile fingerprinting technology

New mobile fingerprinting technology will allow front line officers across the country to use their smart phones to identify people in less than a minute – saving police time and reducing costs. An App on an officer’s phone, combined with a handheld scanner, will mean that police...
Posted On 12 Feb 2018
Left to Right: PC Bruce, SNP MP Chris Stephens, Nick Smart and Calum Macleod
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Police Federation’s bold call to ‘Protect the Protectors’ gains Parliamentary support

A Bill calling for harsher sentences for those who assault police officers and other Emergency Services workers has cleared its first hurdle at Parliament. Halifax MP Holly Lynch (Labour), who’s determinedly championing the Police Federation’s campaign to...
Posted On 13 Feb 2017
David Bolt: the new Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
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David Bolt appointed Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration

Home Secretary Theresa May has announced that David Bolt will be the next Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration. Bolt is currently CEO of the International Federation of Spirits Producers, an organisation that works diligently to combat the counterfeiting of its...
Posted On 24 Feb 2015