The Week In ReviewFri 12th December to Thu 18th December
18/12/14 - Settlement funding for HMIC and IPCC roundly criticised as policing world reacts to next year's budget. More officer numbers will fall as police budgets will have been slashed by the equivalent of £3 billion by the end of the next financial year, it has been claimed. The Home Office
18/12/14 - Report identifies that the recruitment of ethnic minority women is the 'biggest challenge' facing the Met. The Metropolitan Police must do more to recruit and retain female officers and encourage them to apply for senior positions, a report has urged. A London Assembly report into the diversity of the Met said despite some improvements
18/12/14 - PC jailed for repeatedly accessing police computer systems and passing confidential information to head of crime gang. A corrupt officer who repeatedly passed on information to a known criminal about criminal incidents and investigations as well as accessing information about Dale Cregan, has been jailed for almost three years. Greater
- 16/12/14 - Hogan-Howe's merger message supported, but not by government
- 17/12/14 - Police funding reduced by almost £300 million
- 17/12/14 - Force will 'certainly not go bankrupt'
- 17/12/14 - 20 football clubs behind on their policing payments
- 17/12/14 - Freemason register 'valid idea but illegal'
- 15/12/14 - Officers urged to speak up about their mental health
- 18/12/14 - Officers disciplined for crash investigation failure
- 18/12/14 - Prolific sex offender convicted after groundbreaking trial
- 17/12/14 - Second fast track scheme has 600 applicants
- 17/12/14 - Ex-officer jailed for 12 years over sex attacks
- 13/12/14 - Force dismisses three constables
- 17/12/14 - Officers charged with manslaughter over custody death
- 17/12/14 - Domestic abuse risk: Officers should focus on relationship behaviour
- 16/12/14 - Contract extension for 'exemplary' chief constable
- 12/12/14 - College of Policing invisible to officers
- 16/12/14 - Response vehicle detector 'could aid criminals'
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