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Saturday, 23rd October

Saved: The seal pup discovered by MoD Police officers on the shore of the Clyde

Ministry of Defence cops save seal pup ahead of CoP26

MoD officers preparing to help US navy seals have instead saved one of the furry kind. • A pair of Ministry of Defence Police officers have made their own commitment to sustainability – by saving a seal pup. Just days before world leaders - including the US President - gather in Glasg

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    Friday, 22nd October

    Senior BTP staff sacked for 'corruption' in recruitment process

    Senior BTP staff sacked for 'corruption' in recruitment process

    A senior member of civilian staff at BTP has been dismissed without notice for "corruption" following an investigation into recruitment process irregularities by the IOPC. • An investigation by the Inde

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    Misconduct for five officers from four forces over Couzens messages

    Misconduct for five officers from four forces over Couzens messages

    Five officers from four different forces will face misconduct proceedings after two separate investigations by the IOPC into social media messages related to former PC Wayne Couzens. • Officers from the Met, Avon and Somerset, Dorset and Sussex all have a case to answer for misconduct follow

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    Scotland officers agree 2021 pay deal

    Scotland officers agree 2021 pay deal

    Scotland's officers are getting a £700 pay rise across all ranks. • Police Scotland has agreed a pay deal with its staff for 2021 – including a 1% increase in allowances. The Scottish Police Federation has circulated details of next year’s pay deal which has been approved by e

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    Bleak outlook: Chancellor Rishi Sunak is unlikely to confirm big budget increases

    Budget must end uncertainty, sector tells Treasury

    Sector organisations have upped pressure on the Treasury ahead of next week's Budget. • Policing needs long term certainty on how much money it will have to tackle the huge increase in demand and retain experienced officers. Ahead of next week’s Budget, police leaders warned the govern

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    Thursday, 21st October

    Fatigue a problem but pride high Scotland's officers reveal

    Fatigue a problem but pride high Scotland's officers reveal

    Police Scotland's workforce is suffering from fatigue due to high demand, the force has revealed. • Frontline officers in Scotland are concerned about their wellbeing, a study for the force has revealed. Energy levels for officers were recorded at below half needed for top performance, acco

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    Stepping down: Fed Chair John Apter is not seeking re-election

    'It's time to move on': Apter to stand down as Fed leader

    The Police Federation's Chair has announced he will stand down in the Spring. • The Police Federation is about to begin its search for a new leader after John Apter announced he is standing down. The Fed’s Chair has revealed he won’t be seeking re-election after three and a

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    PC acquitted of GBH

    PC acquitted of GBH

    A Nottinghamshire Police officer accused of breaking a man's jaw while on duty has been found not guilty of inflicting grievous bodily harm. • Jurors at Leicester Crown Court deliberated for three hours and 31 minutes before unanimously clearing Nottinghamshire Police Pc Edward Gordon on Wednesd

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    Lord Hogan-Howe

    Ex-chief questions "timeliness and quality" of misconduct inquires with Lords

    Former Met Commissioner has told Parliament some officers have remained under investigation for misconduct for more than a decade. • Speaking at Westminster, Lord Hogan-Howe, who headed the Metropolitan Police from 2011 to 2017, said prolonged disciplinary inquiries “cannot be for anyone&rsqu

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    Wednesday, 20th October

    Officer injured and car damaged after Land Rover rams his vehicle

    Officer injured and car damaged after Land Rover rams his vehicle

    Man arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft of a vehicle. • A GMP officer has been injured after a Land Rover was rammed into his vehicle during a chase causing significant damage. During the pursuit the Land Rover was used to ram the GMP vehicle in order to try to escape and when it con

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    Donna Jones, Police and Crime Commissioner for Hampshire and National Lead for Victims

    CPS too risk adverse over rape charges, says victims lead

    The APCC victims lead has said the CPS are so worried about being judged for low conviction rates they're too cautious when it comes to charging decisions. • Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner Donna Jones, Victims’ Leads at the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners, has told a pa

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    Plain-clothes officers will use video calls to confirm identity

    Plain-clothes officers will use video calls to confirm identity

    Met Commissioner says headlined advice to 'flag down bus' was reviewed in wake of criticism. • Met officers in plain-clothes will video call a uniformed colleague to confirm their identity when stopping a lone woman, Commissioner Cressida Dick has said, She told members of the London Assem

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    Rik and his wife Linda

    Force trials GPS trackers for people with dementia

    South Yorkshire Police are providing free GPS trackers to people living with dementia to help prevent them going missing. • The initial trial will run for 12 months and see 50 people receive the de

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    Tuesday, 19th October

    Witness statements in Lord Janner inquiry

    Witness statements in Lord Janner inquiry "brushed under the carpet"

    Statements found locked in a station drawer six years after they were taken were not shared with the CPS earlier enough. • Two officers involved in the investigation against the late Lord Janner QC thought he was being treated differently to ‘the man on the street’ in the decision b

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    Action plan: NBPA President Andy George wants Chiefs to step up reforms

    BAME leaders urge chiefs to turn words into action on diversity

    Progress on Race Action Plan "has slowed" in the last year. • The President of the National Black Police Association has urged Chiefs to “work together” with BAME officers to improve outcomes for both officers and the communities they serve. At the start of the association&rsqu

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    Elizabeth Virgo, C/Supt Karen Findlay, Commissioner Cressida Dick,  C/Supt Tara McGovern, Supt Michaela Kerr, Supt Vicky Washington, PC Tara Duffy

    Winners of BAWP 2021 recognised at ceremony

    An 84-year-old police volunteer, a hate crime officer and a public order commander were among the winners of last night's awards. • The Metropolitan Police stole the show with almost half of officers and staff crowned winners at the annual British Association of Women in Policing (BAWP) Awards com

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    John Sutherland, with his book 'Blue' (Credit: Martis Media)

    Impact of trauma still not understood, says former senior officer

    Policing still needs to understand the impact of over-exposure to trauma on officers, a former Chief Superintendent has said. • John Sutherland is a former Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent who medically retired in 2018 after suffering a nervous breakdown. Speaking yesterday at t

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    Monday, 18th October

    Norfolk re-starts search for Chief

    Norfolk re-starts search for Chief

    Norfolk is targeting the Strategic Command course after re-starting its search for a new Chief Constable. • Uncertainty surrounds one of the top jobs in policing after a recruitment process was met with a lack of interest from enough suitable candidates. Norfolk has re-opened applicatio

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    Digital evidence sharing platform contract awarded for £10m

    Digital evidence sharing platform contract awarded for £10m

    New system to be shared by police and other criminal justice agencies to be piloted in 2022. • Axon Public Safety UK Ltd has been contracted by the Scottish Government to deliver the Digital Evidence Sharing Capability service (DESC) which provides police and other criminal justice agencies  w

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    Former officer sentenced over inappropriate relationship

    Former officer sentenced over inappropriate relationship

    PC sent woman he met after attending incident at her home, pictures of himself undressed. • A former West Midlands Police officer has been given a five-months prison sentence after admitting engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a vulnerable woman he met during the course of his dutie

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    Problem-solving courts for women

    Problem-solving courts for women

    Work with offenders on the latest briefing from the Centre for Justice Innovation. • As readers will know, while there are far fewer women in contact with the criminal justice system than men, the women who are in it have a higher prevalence of needs, including mental health issues, substance mis

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