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Non-Home Office forces lobby to be included in covenant

Non-Home Office forces lobby to be included in covenant

The three non-Home Office forces are lobbying the government so that their inclusion in the Police Covenant is enshrined in law. • Nigel Goodband, chair of the British Transport Police (BTP) Federation, has criticised the government for overlooking BTP officers in the Police Covenant. Part o

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Determined: Dog handler PC Lumley has vowed to continue despite attack

PC vows to continue after horrific attack leads to 20-month jail term

A dog handler has told a court of his determination to carry on despite a horrific attack that left him with facial injuries – and the 20-month sentence for the offender. • PC Dan Lumley of South Yorkshire Police revealed he questioned whether he wanted to carry on as an officer after he

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Ministers challenge domestic abuse cases being subject to MAPPA

Ministers challenge domestic abuse cases being subject to MAPPA

Lords amendment would place culprits on the violent and sex offender register and be subject to multi-agency monitoring. • An amendment to the Domestic Abuse Bill which would require police forces and other agencies to flag, track and target repeat perpetrators and stalkers is being challenged by

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Government hires private contractor for overseas quarantine visits

Government hires private contractor for overseas quarantine visits

The government has launched a service to carry out visits on people ordered to quarantine following international travel, a job previously left to police forces. • More than one year on from the start of the pandemic, Mitie was awarded the contract to carry out the NHS Test and Trace visits followin

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    Wednesday, 14th April

    Top left to bottom right: Rodney Abrokwa, Daniel Agyeman, Iraawoosan Alba, Christian Bangisa, Shariff Fussaini

    Five jailed for 'brutal, sustained' assault on off duty officer

    Men targeted officer and stole his warrant card, watch and other valuables. • Five men have been sentenced to between four and six years for a serious assault on an off duty Met officer and robbery of his warrant card, watch, bank cards and driving licence. During the sustained assault on

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    The inquiry is due to deliver its report to the Home Secretary by 2023

    Undercover policing inquiry could cost £100 million Peers told

    Costs so far total £36 million but figure excludes police forces' costs. • A public inquiry into undercover policing could cost £100 million by the time it delivers its final report to the Home Secretary eight years after it originally opened. The independent Undercover Policing Inqu

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    NPAS defends £10m fixed-wing aircraft procurement

    NPAS defends £10m fixed-wing aircraft procurement

    Four fixed-wing aircraft have been deployed to 1,300 incidents since January 2020. • The National Police Air Service (NPAS) has defended its procurement of four fixed wing aircraft after media reports suggested they were unable to operate over urban areas and could not land at most airfields used

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    Female PCC candidates set new election record

    Female PCC candidates set new election record

    The equality race at the top of policing could tip in favour of police and crime commissioners after polling day. • A record number of women are standing as PCC candidates, according to official data taken after the deadline for standing. Hitting the election trail are 48 female candidates

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    Tuesday, 13th April

    Drone unit and covert surveillance used to target OCGs in prison

    Drone unit and covert surveillance used to target OCGs in prison

    Joint ROCU/GMP operation seizes Wi Fi routers and phones at jail with highest number of OCGs. • A joint operation between GMP and the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (NWROCU) targeted at convicted OCG members at a prison led to the seizure of Wi-Fi routers, smuggled phones and drugs

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    New officer receives relative's 100-year-old collar number

    New officer receives relative's 100-year-old collar number

    Leicestershire PC's famous forbearer weighed 25 stone and served in Anglo-Zulu war. • A student officer has received the same 83 collar number as his great-great-great grandfather who became one of Leicestershire’s best known officers and was featured on postcards after he joined in 1908. &nbs

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    NCA starts fourth organised crime partnership with Merseyside

    NCA starts fourth organised crime partnership with Merseyside

    Home Office funded initiative includes treatment and recovery services and follows similar schemes in London, Scotland and NI. • A specialist team has been set up by the National Crime Agency and Merseyside Police to tackle high risk organised crime groups bringing drugs and firearms into the regio

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    Under watch: legal leaders say they won't rush to use video justice systems

    Legal system rallies against virtual hearings despite record backlog

    As the court backlogs reaches a record high, magistrates and lawyers have warned they won't back a jump to video justice. • Leading figures in the justice system have warned ministers and forces they will not rush to use video technology in a bid to beat the court backlog. The warning fo

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    Monday, 12th April

    Devon and Cornwall officers dismissed for speeding in seized car

    Devon and Cornwall officers dismissed for speeding in seized car

    Two Devon and Cornwall Police officers have been dismissed without notice after filming themselves driving at 89mph in a seized car and posting it on WhatsApp. • PCs Shaun Pearce and Daniel Pike were found to have committed gross misconduct during the incident in 2019. Devon and Cornwall P

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    New evidence: McGill was convicted of murder thanks to a new DNA technique

    DNA breakthrough finds killer 37 years on

    Forensic experts using new DNA techniques have helped convict the killer of a woman 37 years ago. • A cold case investigation by Police Scotland’s Homicide Governance Review Team has led to the conviction of a 59-year-old man for the murder of Mary McLaughlin in Glasgow in 1984

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    Met Det Supt Andy Wadey at Christ the King in Balham, south London. Photo courtesy of Archdiocese of Southark

    Met officers join mass at Easter shutdown Church

    Metropolitan Police officers have said they "deeply regret" upset caused by shutting down a Good Friday church service for breaching coronavirus rules. • Officers had halted the Friday service when they found some worshippers breaching social-distancing guidelines and not wearing masks, according

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    Mark McIntyre, Secretary of Thames Valley Police Federation

    Flint House gives trauma training to Thames Valley Fed Reps

    Flint House Police Rehabilitation Centre have begun resilience training for Thames Valley Police Federation Reps to help officers tackle trauma. • The sessions also help Reps to look after their own and their colleagues’ mental health. Mark McIntyre, Secretary of Thames Valley Police F

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