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Inspectorate positive on forces, but more work to do on serving victims

07 Feb 2020

HMICFRS, in their most recent PEEL Spotlight report, conclude that whilst most forces are deemed either good or outstanding, there is more work to do in offering a consistent service to victims and improving investigations. 

Police back expert warning on Facebook encryption

06 Feb 2020

The national policing lead for child protection has backed a letter from worldwide experts and charities to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, warning that the company’s plan for end-to-end encryption would put child safety at risk.

Government announce consultation on pre-charge bail

05 Feb 2020

The new consultation announced today by the Home Office aims to put the needs of victims first and ensure police are supported to investigate crimes.

Crime statistics show tactics to tackle violence are working

23 Jan 2020

The latest figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) have been released by the Office for National Statistics.

Government announces biggest increase in funding for the police system in a decade

22 Jan 2020

The government have announced today that the amount of funding available to the policing system for 2020 to 2021 will increase by more than £1.1 billion.

New powers given to police to protect victims of stalking

19 Jan 2020

New stalking protection orders come into force tomorrow (January 20) that will enable police to better protect victims of stalking and stop perpetrators from approaching their victims.

Significant progress on county lines – police working to improve further

10 Jan 2020

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has published a report after an inspection of how county lines drug trafficking is dealt with at local, regional and national levels.

NPCC Chair: Policing must be a critical part of Royal Commission

07 Jan 2020

The National Police Chiefs’ Council Chair Martin Hewitt said the planned commission on the effectiveness of the criminal justice system is an opportunity to review the policing model in England and Wales so it better meets 21st century threats.

Queen’s New Year’s Honours List recognises police officers, staff and volunteers

27 Dec 2019

Police officers, staff and volunteers from forces across the country have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

NPCC respond to annual police use of force statistics

19 Dec 2019

Police use of force statistics have been released today, offering unprecedented transparency to the public

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