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ACC Vicki Evans

Interview: ACC Vicki Evans

Police Oracle talks to Cambridgeshire Constabulary's newly appointed Assistant Chief Constable, Vicki Evans about diversity, direct entry and opportunities for women in senior policing roles. • Vicki Evans was previously Temporary ACC at Dyfed-Powys. She is replacing Sharn Basra, who has returned

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Police and Crime Commissioner for West Midlands David Jamieson

Six incidents involving black men under IOPC investigation

West Midlands Regional Director for the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has made a statement to "reassure local communities over their concerns about the police use of force on black men" following several incidents involving West Midlands Police. • Derrick Campbell said the IOPC

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London Mayor Sadiq Khan

Mayor's office confirms LFB charge 'exemption' in Fed row

Fire brigade reclaim policy document confirms that police officers are only 999 service not to be exempt from the congestion charge during the pandemic. • The Mayor’s Office for Police and Crime (MOPAC) originally claimed that it was not the case that officers were the only 999 service to pay

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Met officers on duty outside Dominic Cummings' London home

Durham to take no further action against PM's aide

The Prime Minister's chief adviser committed a minor breach of the lockdown rules but Durham Police say they will not take retrospective action against him. • Durham Police concluded that Dominic Cummings had committed a “minor breach” of the lockdown rules when he drove 26 miles from

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Wednesday, 27th May

Three West Yorkshire officers face misconduct hearing

Three West Yorkshire officers face misconduct hearing

Two detectives and a PC who investigated the death of a three-year-old are facing allegations of gross misconduct.

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Review of FPNs in wake of Cummings row

Review of FPNs in wake of Cummings row "a waste of police time"

Former prosecutor warns of lawyers doing 'a Dom defence' on behalf of their clients. • Reviewing fixed penalty notices for breach of lockdown laws in the wake of the Dominic Cummings affair would come at a high cost to police time and resources and would be a "scandalous waste of time

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Officers and staff have been working throughout the COVID-19 crisis

Officers can roll annual leave into next two years due to pandemic

New legislation allows officers to rollover annual leave into the next two years if it has been disrupted by the COVID-19 crisis. • Officers are now covered by the new regulations which were changed to accommodate workers who are under pressure due to the pandemic. The Working Time (Co

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West Midlands officers injured by crowd at house fire

West Midlands officers injured by crowd at house fire

Three West Midland officers have been injured after being attacked while responding to a house fire. • The three officers were taken to hospital after sustaining minor injuries while dealing with a hostile crowd who had gathered outside the house in Small Heath, Birmingham. West Midla

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Tuesday, 26th May

Judi Heaton is moving from Humberside to Police Scotland

Police Scotland appoints two new ACCs from outside force

Humberside chief superintendent and PSNI temporary ACC selected as part of succession plan. • Police Scotland has appointed two new assistant chief constables choosing candidates from forces outside Scotland for the posts. The appointments were made by the Scottish Police Authority to fill a

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South Wales Assistant Chief Constable Andy Valentine

PC cleared of misconduct following two-year assault inquiry

A South Wales officer has finally been cleared of using unnecessary force on a 14-year-old boy in Bridgend following hearings that have taken two years to complete. • A hearing held by the force on Friday (22 May) cleared PC Paul Evans of misconduct, following an Independent Office for Police Cond

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CPF Chairman Mike Reed

Capital's Fed calls on Khan to reverse congestion charge for officers

The head of the Metropolitan and City of London Police Federations have written a joint letter to Sadiq Khan, demanding officers are once more exempt from London's congestion charge. • Police officers are still required to pay while NHS staff, ambulance staff and care workers exempt from the charge

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Met arrest almost 40 suspected online CSE offenders in one week

Met arrest almost 40 suspected online CSE offenders in one week

The Metropolitan Police made 38 arrests during a week-long operation targeting online child sexual abuse amid growing concerns of the risk posed to children during the lockdown. • Met officers carried out 82 search warrants, arrested 38 suspected offenders and safeguarded 138 children in the past we

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Saturday, 23rd May

Met DC dismissed after being convicted of harassing former partner

Met DC dismissed after being convicted of harassing former partner

A Metropolitan Police Detective Constable who was convicted of harassing her former partner has been dismissed following a Special Case Hearing. • DC Debra Mackrell, who was attached to the Central East Command Unit, was found to have breached the standards of professional behaviour “in resp

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DPP Max Hill QC

Over 300 prosecutions for COVID-19 ESW assaults last month

There were 313 prosecutions for COVID-19 related emergency worker assaults in the month of April. • The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said these attacks followed a "typical pattern" of police officers and other emergency workers being coughed at and spat on by members of the public claim

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    Friday, 22nd May

    Thames Valley PC who stole seven breakfasts guilty of misconduct

    Thames Valley PC who stole seven breakfasts guilty of misconduct

    A former Thames Valley Police Constable admitted gross misconduct after stealing seven fry ups from the force's canteen. • Jamie Larman ate the breakfasts at Thames Valley’s training centre in Sulhamstead, Berkshire between 29 January and 6 February 2020. He resigned on 10 February and had b

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    Fast tracked healthcare should be a mainstay of the Covenant says Fed

    Fast tracked healthcare should be a mainstay of the Covenant says Fed

    Officer mental health and wellbeing must be "more than just a poster on the wall" and should be enshrined in law as part of Police Covenant, says Police Federation. • More stringent measures to protect officers’ mental and physical wellbeing have been recommended by the Federation in th

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    West Midlands Chief Constable Dave Thompson said

    West Midlands Police use reasoning to break up 100 person street party

    West Midlands Police have championed the "power of persuasion" after they broke up a street party of over 100 people. • On Wednesday evening (20 May), officers came across the gathering, the largest they’ve seen since the lockdown, on Sandwell Street, Handsworth at around 7:45pm

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    Social workers to be put into schools to help police spot signs of abuse

    Social workers to be put into schools to help police spot signs of abuse

    Department of Education provides £6.5 million to put care specialists into 150 schools. • Social workers are to be put into more than 150 schools to help staff identify children at risk from abuse or neglect. The Department for Education will provide £6.5 million to fund the scheme t

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