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Saturday, 31st July

One way trip? Dyfed Powys has warned holidaymakers to drive safely

Staycation motorists warned over stay concerns

Forces are running social media campaigns to target staycation motorists, amid safety concerns. • Ahead of the main holiday get away weekend, forces are targeting drivers who would normally be abroad and caravan owners who have been unable to carry out maintenance because of COVID-19 restriction

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    Friday, 30th July

    Comment: 'Crime Plan doesn't address fundamental problem facing my force'

    Comment: 'Crime Plan doesn't address fundamental problem facing my force'

    The West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner's response to the government's 'Beating Crime Plan'. • The government’s ‘Beating Crime Plan’ was rolled out to much fanfare this week. At first glance you could be forgiven for thinking the plethora of headline grabbing pol

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    'Learning' for Met officer over Finsbury Park arrest

    'Learning' for Met officer over Finsbury Park arrest

    A Metropolitan Police officer has been directed to have 'reflective practice' after an IOPC investigation into a video of an officer appearing to kneel on a man's neck. • Two officers responded to reports that a White man was being beaten up by two Black men in Finsbury Park, North London in 16 J

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    Lockdown reduced firearms incidents

    Lockdown reduced firearms incidents

    Lockdown contributed to a drop in firearms deployments which have fallen for the second year, Home Office data has revealed. • For the second year running there has been a drop in firearms operations and one less incident where a weapon was discharged. Home Office figures reve

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      Thursday, 29th July

      Four Met officers have no case to answer over stop search says IOPC

      Four Met officers have no case to answer over stop search says IOPC

      Four officers informed they have no case to answer for misconduct regarding stop and search where the complainant claimed they had racially profiling him. • The Independent Office for Police Conduct launched an independent investigation on 19 May 2020 after the man complained that the officers racia

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      'Systematic failures' in racial disparity by forces, says report

      'Systematic failures' in racial disparity by forces, says report

      A damning report by senior MPs has found "systematic failure" by forces and government to tackle racial disparity. • Forces have pledged to make improvements in diversity an operational priority in a bid to regain community support. The commitment came in response to a challenging report fro

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      Chiefs urged to review assaults as attacks top 100-a-day

      Chiefs urged to review assaults as attacks top 100-a-day

      Fed leaders have called for forces to work out why more officers are being assaulted after new data revealed attacks are happening at 100 a day. • Forces have been urged to look again at officer assaults to work out why there has been a significant increase in attacks. The call from F

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      Finding the line: contact with the public is raising new ethics issues

      College of Policing calls for input on Ethics review

      The announcement coincided with a discussion on social media about conduct following an IOPC judgment over inappropriate contact by an officer. • The College of Policing is looking into an overhaul the Code of Ethics for staff and officers to end uncertainty over issues such as use of social media

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      Wednesday, 28th July

      The Prince of Wales makes a speech at the unveiling of the UK Police Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, Staffordshire

      Prince Charles hails 'sacrifice' of service at memorial ceremony

      The Prince of Wales paid tribute to the "valour and sacrifice" of officers and staff as the national memorial is dedicated to those who have "laid down their lives to keep us safe". • Standing in the shadow of the new 12m tall UK Police Memorial in Staffordshire, Prince Charles expressed thanks

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      PC warned over Instagram messages to detained woman

      PC warned over Instagram messages to detained woman

      A Surrey Police Officer who became overfriendly with a vulnerable woman in the midst of a mental health crisis and then added her on Instagram has been given a final written warning. • In May 2020, PC Jason Cooling and another officer were deployed to an incident where a woman was experiencing men

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      Strength in numbers: Fed Chairs took their message to the Home Office

      Federation readies the frontline for fresh pay battle

      Frontline officers are preparing for a pay campaign to run up to the government's autumn spending statement. • The Police Federation is readying for a ‘summer of discontent’ after having broken off relations with the government over pay and conditions for officers. Regio

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      Domestic servitude survivor inspires animation to raise awareness

      Domestic servitude survivor inspires animation to raise awareness

      The real-life story of a survivor of domestic servitude has become the inspiration behind a new online animation aimed at the communities of West Yorkshire. • Launched today (30 July) to coincide with UN World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, it highlights the signs, raises awareness and encoura

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      Tuesday, 27th July

      DCC Terry Woods

      Terry Woods appointed as GMP's new Deputy Chief Constable

      Terry Woods has been appointed as Greater Manchester Police's new Deputy Chief Constable. • Terry Woods is currently the Deputy Chief Constable of Lancashire Constabulary where he was appointed in September 2019 following promotion from Assistant Chief Constable. He has responsibility fo

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      Show and tell: The PM is set to explain how his crime plan will work

      Johnson goes it alone with Beating Crime Plan

      Police leaders were left out of the loop about the PM's policing plans, including his own PCCs. The Fed dismissed it as "old ideas presented as new". • The Prime Minister’s plans to drive down crime is going public without any feedback from police leaders. And hopes for a carefully or

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      Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham with Deputy Mayor Beverley Hughes. Credit: GMP

      Black officers' journey through GMP 'not a comfortable one'

      Chair of the Greater Manchester Race Equality Panel has said black officers in the force are not progressed up to senior roles as data shows recruitment from black communities has been slow. • Greater Manchester Police has today published its 2021 Achieving Race Equality Report following a progr

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      Bernadette Walker

      'No case to answer for misconduct' over Bernadette Walker investigation

      Following an eight-month investigation by the IOPC no case to answer has been found against an officer involved in missing person investigation of murdered teenager Bernadette Walker. • On 21 July 2020, 17-year-old Bernadette Walker was reported missing by her mother and the force began a miss

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