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Counter Terrorism Police harness popularity of BBC's 'Bodyguard' to try and attract new recruits

23 Sep 2018

Want to know what it’s like to be a real police bodyguard? 

Police chiefs to establish a safety net if access to EU security tools is lost

18 Sep 2018

A new national unit will assist police forces to use alternatives if the UK loses access to current EU data sharing and cooperation tools, such as the European Arrest Warrant or Europol systems.  

Police forces encouraged to increase stop and search in a week long operation against knife crime

17 Sep 2018

All forces in England and Wales are taking part in a week long operation to tackle knife crime. Operation Sceptre commences on Tuesday 18 September and will see officers increasing their use of stop and search powers, conducting weapon sweeps and targeting habitual knife carriers as well as engaging with children and young people to educate them about the risks of carrying a knife and signpost relevant support services.

Joint statement on chief officer recruitment and tenure

14 Sep 2018

The National Police Chiefs’ Council, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and the College of Policing has released a joint statement on the issue of chief officer recruitment and tenure. A round table has been set up to discuss these issues in detail.

Police Chiefs' blog: CC Sara Thornton - Who wants to be a chief constable?

14 Sep 2018

Right now, sadly, the answer to this is too few people. We need to ask ourselves why and act on it.

Number of terrorists brought to justice reaches 10-year high

13 Sep 2018

The number of terrorists brought to justice following Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) investigations has reached its highest level in nearly ten years, according to the latest Home Office statistics.

UK and US law enforcement sign an intelligence sharing agreement to tackle female genital mutilation

07 Sep 2018

UK police and border security have signed a new agreement with US counterparts to share intelligence about female genital mutilation (FGM) and are joining together in operations at UK and US airports.

NCA and police arrest 130 suspects for child sexual abuse and exploitation in just one week

06 Sep 2018

More than 130 suspects – including a former police officer and five teachers – were arrested in a crackdown on online child sex offenders, as UK law enforcement asks the tech industry to increase their help eradicating preventable offending.

Police chiefs to develop a plan to tackle sexual harassment in policy by autumn

24 Aug 2018

The action plan is being developed in response to a survey by UNISON that uncovered the extent of sexual harassment against police staff. Half (49%) of the police staff questioned had heard sexualised jokes told repeatedly at work, and one in five (19%) had received a sexually explicit email or text from a colleague.

Afzal Khan MP – as a former officer I know how important it is that MPs see the work of frontline police

15 Aug 2018

Shadow Immigration Minister and former Greater Manchester Police officer Afzal Khan MP reflects on his day spent back with his local force and the importance of MPs giving a day to policing.

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