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College of Policing rebrands to reconnect with frontline

College of Policing rebrands to reconnect with frontline

The College of Policing has rebranded and relaunched online courses in a bid to reconnect with frontline officers. • The College of Policing has gone live with a new online learning portal and a rebrand to ensure officers have the support to meet the challenges of 21st Century society. For

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Ed Bridges' action against South Wales Police was supported by Liberty

Appeal court rules that use of LFR breached privacy and data protection

Force use of technology 'lacked clear guidance on watchlists' and gave officers too much discretion. • The use of live facial recognition (LFR) technology by South Wales Police has been ruled unlawful by the Court of Appeal. In the judgment, the judges said that there was no clear guidanc

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Met officer faces common assault inquiry for knee on neck arrest

Met officer faces common assault inquiry for knee on neck arrest

Man charged with possession of knife calls for Met apology and charge to be dropped. • A Met officer is facing a criminal investigation by the IOPC for common assault and an investigation for gross misconduct on use of force after appearing to kneel on a man’s neck during an arrest for possess

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New training to be developed for officers dealing with unwell detainees

New training to be developed for officers dealing with unwell detainees

Scenario based training follows IOPC inquiry into arrest of man who had seizure. • New scenario based training designed to improve the way officers deal with people who present as unwell or suffering from a medical emergency is being developed by the College of Policing and National Pol

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Monday, 10th August

Dawn Butler MP has accused the Met of racial profiling

Officers 'fed up' that body cam stop footage cannot be released

Officers did 'nothing wrong' in row over allegations of racial profiling of MP says Met Federation. • The Met Federation has complained that officers are unable to rebut social media footage relating to claims of discriminatory stop and search incidents because of legal issues with releasing body

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West Midlands police have provided 1,000 secure laptops to officers and staff during the pandemic

Remote working 'new normal' with improved information sharing

The sudden switch to laptops during the lockdown has proved the IT case, improving joint working and saving time travelling to meetings, according to force managers and PCCs. • The COVID-19 lockdown switched thousands of officers from stations to working from home in a matter of days in Mar

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PC Phillips (right) has only recently returned to duty working in a control room.

Officer who sustained life-threatening injuries backs "Andrew's Law"

PC who suffered fractured pelvis in stolen car attack says people "do ridiculous things for seemingly minor crimes". • A West Midlands officer who suffered a shattered pelvis when he was run over by a car five days before the death of PC Andrew Harper has backed the campaign for “Andrew&rsqu

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Force uses closure order on entire block of flats to tackle drugs and ASB

Force uses closure order on entire block of flats to tackle drugs and ASB

Court grants order so that only registered residents and support workers can enter flats. • An entire block of flats is now subject to a partial closure order after Bedfordshire Police made use of the legislation for the first time. The force has issued a partial closure order for three

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Saturday, 8th August

Chief leads in top gear

Chief leads in top gear

Northamptonshire's chief constable proved he won't pass the opportunity to effect an arrest by tackling a speeding motorist. CC Nick Adderley took to social media to call for better road safety as well. • Northamptonshire’s Chief Constable Nick Adderley rounded off the week of his sec

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    Friday, 7th August

    Ken Marsh, Met Fed chair

    Angry Met officers paying £300 a month on congestion charge, says Fed

    More than a 1,000 Metropolitan Police officers are paying the Congestion Charge, with some paying over £300 a month, according to a survey carried out by the Met Police Federation. • In the survey – to which more than 4,000 Met officers responded - 439 officers said the change in charg

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    IOPC investigates use of force

    IOPC investigates use of force

    The police conduct watchdog has launched a new investigation into the use of force during arrests captured on mobile phones. An officer in West Yorkshire is under investigation. • The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has advised a  West Yorkshire Police officer that he is subject t

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    Cameras, action: a clip from Guernsey's recruitment film

    Fast and furious: Guernsey scraps 'Hot Fuzz' film

    Guernsey Police have pulled a recruitment film featuring explosions, armed police and a high-speed car chase after a media furore and complaints from the island's politicians. The force's chief admitted its offer to 'Redefine your usual' didn't reflect island life. • Deploying tasers, storming

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    Force targets convicted poachers in bid to cut crime

    Force targets convicted poachers in bid to cut crime

    Poachers are being targeted in a bid to cut crime in rural communities. North Yorkshire Police are focusing on known offenders ahead of the peak period of livestock thefts. • In a new operation – Operation Figaro – North Yorkshire Police will be targeting poachers to put a stop to th

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      Thursday, 6th August

      COVID-19 lockdown restrictions back in some major cities

      COVID-19 lockdown restrictions back in some major cities

      Police forces have begun enforcing a series of local COVID-19 lockdowns with public health officials saying more could be imposed over the next few days. • The coronavirus crackdown in areas including Manchester, parts of east Lancashire and West Yorkshire will see people from different househo

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      Not forgotten: PC Harper's mother wants the laws toughened

      Harper family and Fed begin campaign for 'Andrew's Law'

      The family of PC Harper and police leaders have called for tougher sentences for people who attack officers. The Police Federation called for life sentences for those who kill emergency workers. • The widow and mother of PC Andrew Harper joined with the Police Federation to launch a campaign

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      Updated guidance on investigating historic child sexual abuse

      Updated guidance on investigating historic child sexual abuse

      The College of Policing and Operation Hydrant have updated their advice to Senior Investigating Officers (SIOs) examining allegations of historic and institutional or high profile cases of child sexual abuse. • The updated guidance emphasises the importance of “balancing the needs and rights

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      New custody suite and office space for Bedfordshire's headquarters

      New custody suite and office space for Bedfordshire's headquarters

      Bedfordshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, has broken the ground for works to begin on the force's new custody suite at the force's headquarters in Kempston. • The £18m project include a new 22-cell custody block, additional office accommodation and extra parking and is

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      Wednesday, 5th August

      Victim's Commissioner Dame Vera Baird

      Special measures for victims and witnesses

      Work with offenders looks at the latest report from the Victims' Commissioner. • Dame Vera Baird was appointed Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales in June 2019, but you might be forgiven for thinking that she had been in post for much longer. She is putting all the skills and know-how

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