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The centre is being built to manage the protection of critical networks

BT to build £28m national police cyber centre

BT has won a contract to develop the new centre tasked with improving police IT and cyber security. • BT is to build a new National Management Centre for UK policing to manage in-force cyber security as part of work to modernise police technology. The new centre is designed to enable all 43

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Armed response vehicle: Hit by pellets

Body-worn video shows man 'attempting to murder officers'

Court told gunman warned police in phone message: 'One of you lot is going to die tonight'. • Body-worn video footage captured the moment a man attempted to murder two armed officers with a shotgun after telling them in a phone call that “one of you is going to die tonight” , a court hea

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There are 61,500 names on the child protection register

System used to detect banking fraud proves worth in child protection pilot

Gloucestershire police pilot shows system can highlight 'red flag' data 10 times faster. • New technology that can quickly analyse years of historic data to identify children at serious risk from harm such as the child in the Baby P case is being trialled by Gloucestershire Constabulary

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IOPC guidance on tactical moped stops says it is legitimate use of force

IOPC guidance on tactical moped stops says it is legitimate use of force

Officers with specialist training allowed to deploy tactic when authorised says complaints body. • New guidance from the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) on tactical contact manoeuvres to stop suspects on mopeds acknowledges that the procedure is now a "legitimate use

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Wednesday, 16th October

The debate about tasers is masking wider concerns about officer wellbeing

'Discretionary' bravery at risk due to lack of support says chief

Officers who feel unsupported at work less likely to conduct high risk vehicle stops. • The debate about whether all front line officers should be equipped with tasers is as much about poor staff wellbeing as it is about having the right equipment to do the job, a chief constable has warne

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Peacemaker: PCC David Jamieson

Britain's smallest force being 'supported' by biggest regional one

'Dysfunctional' forces at West Midlands' borders may have an impact on crime too, warns PCC. • The fall-out from two “dysfunctional” policing neighbours who are set to end their collaboration agreement in an acrimonious split is already impacting on Britain’s biggest regional for

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Evidence-tampering detective who carried knuckle duster sacked

Evidence-tampering detective who carried knuckle duster sacked

Colleagues report officer for 'litany of breaches' leading to a watchdog investigation. • A detective reported by his own colleagues for “unacceptable behaviour” which included carrying a knuckle duster and drinking on duty has been sacked. DC Mark Eve was accused of a litany o

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Lord Bernard Hogan-Howe: These are difficult judgments

Ex-Met chief: Extinction Rebellion protest ban a 'reasonable response'

Lord Hogan-Howe says the force is now being criticised 'for taking too much action' against climate change protesters. • A former Met commissioner believes the force’s ban on protests by Extinction Rebellion activists in London is a “reasonable response” in terms of use of the la

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Tuesday, 15th October

Press conference: From left, Bruce Charles and Charlotte Charles (Harry's mother), lawyer Radd Seiger, Tim Dunn (Harry's father) and Tracey Dunn at the Parker New York Hotel

Harry Dunn death: Judicial review threat into FCO advice to police

Diplomatic immunity row sparks possible legal challenge involving Northants force. • A force has been caught up in a legal challenge as a transatlantic diplomatic row intensified over the death of a teenage motorcyclist. The family of Harry Dunn is ready to launch a judicial review into ad

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Welcome: Northamptonshire Police's new LPA team

Northamptonshire to divide and rule command

Force admits new model needs to be more 'joined up' after HMICFRS assessment. • A new system of policing will divide Northamptonshire into two local policing areas (LPAs) covering the west and north of the county. The change follows a highly-critical assessment by the HM Inspectorate of Co

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Thomas Cook: High flyer brought down to earth by liquidation

Cheshire throws lifeline to Thomas Cook staff for career in policing

Force event gives ex-employees chance to step on board new jobs' journey. • An “ambitious” force is targeting thousands of workers who lost their jobs after the collapse of Thomas Cook to consider a career in policing. Cheshire Constabulary is holding a special recruitment event

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Down: Investigations into officers have fallen

Public complaints against officers down

But IOPC concerned about 'considerable variations' in processes not being implemented in the same way. • Recorded complaints against officers have fallen by two per cent on last year, new figures released by the Independent Office for Police Conduct have revealed. Police force leaders re

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Monday, 14th October

Solemn respect: Mounted officers lead the cortege of PC Andrew Harper

PC Andrew Harper: A city pays homage to a real-life hero

Hundreds line the streets of Oxford to pay their respects to Thames Valley officer killed in the line of duty. • The city of dreaming spires immortalised in the TV detective drama Morse today paid a final tribute to a real-life police hero. Police and public stood shoulder-to

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With one voice: Paying tribute in song to PC Andrew Harper, his service helmet resting on his coffin at Church Church cathedral, Oxford

'Selfless sacrifice of authentic, brave, genuine, kind man and everything you could want in a police officer'

Hundreds turn out to hear tributes for 'treasured' PC Andrew Harper at his funeral. • The finest of sentiments were reserved today at the funeral of an “exceptional” officer credited with being “no ordinary man” and afforded the ultimate service accolade of represent

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Hero to all: PC Andrew Harper

'Heroes like PC Andrew Harper will never be forgotten'

Mourners for Thames Valley PC to line processional route through Oxford. • More than 800 people are expected to attend today’s funeral of PC Andrew Harper as policing pledges to “ensure heroism is never forgotten”. The 28-year-old newlywed, who was killed on duty while res

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Brandon Flanagan: Convicted after denying grievous bodily harm

Teenager guilty of attacking police officer with claw hammer

Convicted 18-year-old facing 'long stint behind bars' for grievous bodily harm with intent. • A teenager who attacked a police officer with a claw hammer across the back of his head and then fled to a nearby pub to have a soft drink is facing a “long stint behind bars”. Brandon

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Sunday, 13th October

Cleveland control room: It is hoped the move will help counter recent criticism of the force by HMICFRS that it did not engage with local communities

Cleveland boosts control room staff

Cleveland is training new contact officers to help improve its approach to victims of crime. • Ten new force contact cfficers are being trained to work in Cleveland’s control room where they will handle calls from victims of crime in both emergency and non-emergency situations. At the

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    Saturday, 12th October

    Wellbeing week: the right data and partnerships can save lives

    Wellbeing week: the right data and partnerships can save lives

    Police forces have woken up to suicide as a safety issue but need to do more, Dorset's PCC has warned. • Martyn Underhill, Dorset Police and Crime Commissioner, and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners Deputy Portfolio Lead for Mental Health, says changes to processes could hav

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    New team: Warwickshire on rural crime

    Force launches first rural crime team initiative

    Wildlife offending in spotlight across UK as police pledge week of action. • Britain’s smallest force has launched a big offensive – with its first dedicated rural crime team. The Warwickshire force has turned its attention to targeting countryside offending in its leafy lanes

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