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Met admits 'cumulative impact' of scandals as HMIC steps in

Met admits 'cumulative impact' of scandals as HMIC steps in

The Met's embattled leadership is being given extra support after a critical review by inspectors. • The Metropolitan Police’s senior management team is being given additional support after a HM Inspectorate decided to place the force in special measures. For the first time in its hi

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Calum Steele

Police Scotland officers to withdraw 'goodwill' in pay row

General secretary of the Scottish Police Federation, Calum Steele, has said that the action will start at 5pm on Friday. • The action will see officers refuse to start their shifts early, continue past their shift, or take radio equipment home when their duty ends. They will start and

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New Road Collision investigation team confirmed

New Road Collision investigation team confirmed

The team will investigate collisions on all UK roads - including smart motorway crashes. • The Road Safety Investigation Branch is being launched by the Department for Transport to investigate road collisions and make safety recommendations to organisations including the DfT and police forces.&nbs

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West Yorkshire to host NPAS for another two years

West Yorkshire to host NPAS for another two years

Mayor extends deadline for new host force after "challenges in achieving new solution". • West Yorkshire Police’s hosting of the National Police Air Service (NPAS) will continue for two years longer than planned because the governance bodies that run the police service’s ‘natio

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Tuesday, 28th June

Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Act comes into force

Police Crime Sentencing and Courts Act comes into force

Two year sentence for assault on Emergency Workers and Harpers Law are among the changes. • Effective from today, the maximum penalty for assault on an emergency worker will be two years - double what it has been previously.  Additionally, ‘Harper’s Law’ will be brough

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New North Wales chief will be expected to learn Welsh

New North Wales chief will be expected to learn Welsh

PCC begins search to replace CC Carl Foulkes who is retiring. • The new chief constable of North Wales will be expected to learn to speak Welsh as part of his or her salary and relocation package if they are not currently a Welsh language speaker the PCC has announced. The current chief cons

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Kent's diversity promotion panels look to embed awareness

Kent's diversity promotion panels look to embed awareness

Since March 2021, the force has had the panels in place as a way of improving and enhancing diversity within the work force. • In Kent, every single officer, regardless of rank, will face a diversity and inclusion panel before their main promotion board.  The panel will have representa

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PSNI unveils 'milestone' normalisation plan

PSNI unveils 'milestone' normalisation plan

Northern Ireland's latest step towards normalisation has been launched by its chief despite fears over finances. • Community-based policing across Northern Ireland is set to become a reality, chief constable Simon Byrne has said. CC Byrne said the force was at a “significant new milest

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Monday, 27th June

Northants has agreed to reimburse all its Specials

Minority of forces refusing to cover Fed membership for Specials

Some Police and Crime Commissioners are refusing to fund Specials joining the Fed. • With just days to go until volunteers are allowed to join the Federation, wrangling over membership fees is continuing. The Fed is preparing to open its support services – including legal protection

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Striking barristers

Barristers' strike 'bang in line with the needs of the police'

Barristers began strike action today, with picket lines formed outside the Old Bailey and Manchester Crown Court among others. • The Criminal Bar Association has today said that their action falls in line with the needs of the police and that they are fighting for the entire Criminal Just

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ROCU starts training academy to help fill specialist roles

ROCU starts training academy to help fill specialist roles

The Yorkshire and Humberside ROCU has also replaced the traditional application form and interview process with a deductive reasoning test. • A Regional Organised Crime Unit has introduced its own training academy and a new deductive reasoning test in order to widen the pool of people recruited

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CC Chris Noble

Staffordshire expands reach of emergency response officers

Staffordshire have implemented a new response model in a bid to strengthen the force's focus on local policing. • The model will see response officers operate from 10 local areas alongside neighbourhood officers and PCSOs. Previously they had operated from only three areas.  Th

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Saturday, 25th June

Justice denied: Reforms to help victims are uncosted, MPs have been told

MoJ warned uncosted and vague victim reforms will hit forces

Plans to overhaul victims' rights have significant gaps, council and police leaders have told MPs. • The Ministry of Justice has been given a blunt warning not to overhaul victims’ rights on the cheap. A scrutiny committee in Westminster was also told by Police and Crime Commissio

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    Friday, 24th June

    Nottinghamshire chief constable set to lead West Midlands

    Nottinghamshire chief constable set to lead West Midlands

    The leading Chief on BAME issues is set to lead the country's second biggest force. • Nottinghamshire’s Chief Constable has been announced as the choice to take the top role at West Midlands. Craig Guildford is set to succeed Sir Dave Thompson who is standing down after the Commonweal

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    Police Scotland managed Cop26 response with £13m underspend

    Police Scotland managed Cop26 response with £13m underspend

    Papers have been presented to the Scottish Police Authority which showed that the cost of policing the event was £13m below the original budget. • The climate conference took place between October 31 and November 13 last year and saw tens of thousands of people visit the city.  Th

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    Retired NI officers launch judicial review against Police Ombudsman

    Retired NI officers launch judicial review against Police Ombudsman

    Former NI officers are challenging the policing ombudsman over claims of sectarian bias during The Troubles. • The Northern Ireland Retired Police Officers Association [NIRPOA] and the Police Federation for Northern Ireland [PFNI] have begun Judicial Review proceedings against the Ombudsman. 

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    Fed accuses forces of misleading officers on Time Off for Dependants

    Fed accuses forces of misleading officers on Time Off for Dependants

    The Federation has said a number of forces are misleading officers and denying them their entitlements to Time Off for Dependants and Parental Bereavement Leave. • Only one force, Gloucestershire, is “close to acceptable” regarding its policy on TOfD (for when there is an emerge

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