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Friday, 1st July

Met PC sacked for turning 'blind eye' to criminal husband

Met PC sacked for turning 'blind eye' to criminal husband

Her husband was one of six people including two other Met officers sentenced last May following an investigation by the Met's Anti-Corruption Crime Command. • PC Inga Gherghel allegedly turned a “blind eye” to signs her husband was responsible for the theft of large amounts of drug mo

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Hampshire welcomes

Hampshire welcomes "demand on forces" to tackle PPDA

Hampshire Constabulary has welcomed yesterday's report and its recommendations into Police Perpetrated Domestic Abuse (PPDA). • Originally one of the forces mentioned within the Centre for Women's Justice super complaint, Hampshire was cited within yesterday's report through reference to

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Surrey to launch new Road Safety team

Surrey to launch new Road Safety team

The Vanguard Road Safety Team will officially be launched in the autumn. • The road crime reduction team will have a focus on the ‘Fatal 5’; inappropriate speed, not wearing a seatbelt, driving under the influence of drink or drugs, distracted driving (such as using a mobile phone)

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    Thursday, 30th June

    Probationer jailed for misconduct in public office after pestering arrestee

    Probationer jailed for misconduct in public office after pestering arrestee

    PC Oliver Binns continued to try and contact woman despite being blocked by her. • A probationer who made contact with a woman he had arrested the day before in order to have a relationship with her has been sentenced to seven months in prison for misconduct in a public office. Northampt

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    Commitment: Fed Deputy Tiffany Lynch wants the Covenant to be credible

    Don't put the Covenant in the 'too difficult box' Fed tells ministers

    The new welfare programme for officers and their families must match up to ministers promises, the Fed has warned. • Just days before the Police Covenant comes into law, ministers have been urged to fill in vital gaps about what it will do to ensure it is “credible”. The Federat

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    David Tucker

    "It needs to be easier for police victims to report DA", says review

    A joint investigation released today by the College, HMICFRS and the IOPC has found the unique risks of being a police victim of domestic violence are not consistently taken into account. • The investigation, released today, has found ‘systemic deficiencies’ in the way some for

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    Planning permission green light for Hertfordshire HQ redevelopment

    Planning permission green light for Hertfordshire HQ redevelopment

    Planning permission has now be secured for the Constabulary's HQ in Welwyn Garden City. • The “outdated and inefficient” large building, dating back to the 60s, which would have required repairs in the region of £15m will now be demolished. It is one of six on the site. 

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    Wednesday, 29th June

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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