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31st May 2021

Police Scotland has launched a national public consultation on the use of body worn video cameras. Read more

INTERPOL and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) have held a joint forum on the need to balance security with passenger convenience. Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Chris Fisher, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives at Seattle Police Department entitled; 'Quarantining violence must be the priority, before we work on other social problems.' Read more


28th May 2021

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DDCMS) (Perspective Economics) has published an analytical report entitled; ‘The UK Safety Tech Centre: Analysis 2021.' See Latest Reports

The House of Commons Library (Woodhouse) has published a briefing paper entitled; ‘Regulating Online Harms, (Briefing Paper, Number 8743, 28 May 2021).' See Latest Reports

The House of Commons Library (Woodhouse & Lalic) has also published a briefing paper entitled; ‘Reaction to the Online Safety Bill: A Reading List, (Briefing Paper, Number 9243, 28 May 2021).' See Latest Reports

The House of Commons Library (Danechi) has also published a briefing paper entitled; ‘PCC Elections 2021, (Briefing Paper, Number , 28 May 2021).' See Latest Reports

The Home Office (HO) has published guidance entitled; 'Serious Violence Duty: Strategic Needs Assessment Guidance.' Read more

The Home Office (HO) has also published guidance entitled; 'Domestic abuse: specialist sources of support.' Read more

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has also published updated guidance on the 'Independent Human Rights Act Review.' Read more

The Victims' Commissioner (VC) has launched her new Victims' Survey 2021. Read more

The Information Commissioners' Office (ICO) has called for views on the 'Anonymisation, Pseudonymisation and Privacy Enhancing Technologies Guidance.' Read more

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published its 'Weekly Threat Report 28th May 2021.' Read more

The Police Foundation has posted a blog by Geoff Newiss, Research Associate at the University of Portsmouth entitled; 'Wellbeing watchlist: five challenges for UK policing post Covid-19.' Read more

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence and Security Studies has published an article by Dr Jamie Collier, Cyber Threat Intelligence Consultant at FireEye entitled; 'Optimising Cyber Security Public–Private Partnerships.' Read more

The European Union Internet Referral Unit has coordinated the 1st Referral Action Day against right-wing terrorist online propaganda at Europol's Headquarters in The Hague. Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Tina Orr Munroe, Contributing Editor of PolicingInsight entitled; '‘There’s almost no way we’re not institutionally racist’: AC Rob Beckley on race, riots, and Operation Resolve.' Read more


27th May 2021

The House of Commons Justice Committee (JC) has published a report entitled; ‘The Coroner Service, (First Report of Session 2021–22).’ See Latest Reports

The House of Commons Library (Conway) has published a briefing paper entitled; ‘Enforcement Officers (Formerly Known as Bailiffs), (Briefing Paper, Number CBP04103, 27 May 2021).' See Latest Reports

INTERPOL and Europol have published a report entitled; 'Operation Opson IX: Analysis Report.' Read more

The Criminal Justice Alliance (CJA) has posted a blog by Peter Salami, a Restorative Justice Coordinator for a Welsh probation team entitled; 'Why is restorative justice effective? Research from Welsh probation.' Read more

The Sentencing Council (SC) has published 'revised sentencing guidelines for assault offences, including common assault and attempted murder, and new guidance for assault on emergency workers', which has been commented on by the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW). Read more

The Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has provided an update on the number of Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) issued for 'breaches of Coronavirus restrictions up to 16 May 2021.' Read more

The College of Policing (CoP) has published an article entitled; 'Obtaining data from digital devices – new guidance released.' Read more

A Blockchain-Based Digital Identity Solutions Virtual Seminar is taking place today. Read more

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has encouraged fans to 'protect their online streaming accounts ahead of a summer of major sporting events.' Read more

UKAuthority (UKA) has reported that; 'Emergency services in South Wales have begun to use a new Multi Agency Incident Transfer (MAIT) messaging system.' Read more

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) Lead for County Lines has announced that; 'More than 250 weapons have been seized and 1,100 people arrested as part of the latest county lines intensification week', which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online). Read more

The Information Commissioners' Office (ICO) has posted a blog by Michael Murray, Head of Regulatory Strategy at ICO entitled; 'Spotlight on the Children’s Code standards – data protection impact assessments.' Read more

The Information Commissioners' Office (ICO) has also posted a blog by Georgina Bourke, Principal Technology Adviser at ICO entitled; 'How the digital design community can help shape the ICO’s work on the Children’s Code.' Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that; ‘A £500,000 fund is being made available to help places of worship in Scotland install security measures against “unacceptable” hate crime.' Read more

In response to changing migration and security challenges, the European Union (EU) has improved its 'Visa Information System (VIS).' Read more

The 12th CrimEx Meeting has discussed a roadmap towards the establishment of a 'EuroMed Judicial Network.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Ben Twomey, a Policing and Crime Policy Commentator entitled; 'On its 50th anniversary, is it time to review the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971?' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Professor Nicole Lee of the National Drug Research Institute at Curtin University and Jarryd Bartle of RMIT University, Australia entitled; 'Drugs could soon be decriminalised in the ACT: Here’s why that would be a positive step.' Read more


26th May 2021

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS), the College of Policing (CoP) and the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) have published a report entitled; 'The Hidden Victims: Report on Hestia’s Super-Complaint on the Police Response to Victims of Modern Slavery’, which has been commented on by the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC) and the Victims’ Commissioner (VC), and reported on by Police Professional (Online). See Latest Reports

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has published a statistical report entitled; ‘Use of Stop and Search Powers by the Police in Northern Ireland: 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.’ See Latest Reports

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has published a report entitled; ‘Applying Gender-Sensitive Approaches in Combating Trafficking in Human Beings.’ See Latest Reports

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has published a report entitled; ‘Crime Survey 2021', which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online). See Latest Reports

The Society of Evidence-Based Policing (SEBP) has posted a video entitled; ‘The Importance of a Multi-Disciplinary Approach: How Data Science Helps Us Understand Policing and How Policing Helps Us Understand Our Own Data', as part of its 2021 Virtual Conference. See more

The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) has published a report entitled; ‘Countering Violent Extremism Interventions: Contemporary Research.’ Read more

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has announced a consultation in relation to the law on the use of force in Mental Health Units. Read more

The Sentencing Council (SC) has published Assault Offences: Data Tables. Read more

The First Annual Global Network on Extremism and Technology (GNET) Conference is taking place online today. Read more

The Independent Reviewer of Prevent (IRP) has reopened his call for evidence on the Prevent strand of the United Kingdom Counter Terrorism Strategy. Read more

The National Counter Terrorism and Security Office (NaCTSO) has announced that '250,000 individuals have now downloaded the ACT App to access up to date security information and guidance' from the NaCTSO directly to their mobile phones.' Read more

UKAuthority (UKA) has reported that; 'Police forces need a strategic plan for the future and eventual replacement of the Police National Computer (PNC), according to a new report from the Home Office.' Read more

Transform Justice (TJ) has posted a blog entitled; ‘When Should a Family Dispute End Up in Court?’ Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Greg Berman, former Director of New York’s Center for Court Innovation and Elizabeth Glazer, former Director of the Mayor of New York’s Office of Criminal Justice entitled; 'Reducing violence by strengthening communities: Lessons from New York City.' Read more


25th May 2021

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published a report entitled; ‘National Strategic Assessment of Serious and Organised Crime 2021.' See Latest Reports

The Home Office (HO) has published an updated version of a report entitled; ‘Modern Slavery: Statutory Guidance for England and Wales (Under s49 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015) and Non-Statutory Guidance for Scotland and Northern Ireland, (Version 2.2).' See Latest Reports

The House of Commons Library (Allen & Zayed) has published a briefing paper entitled; ‘Homicide Statistics, (Briefing Paper, Number 8224, 25 May 2021).’ See Latest Reports

The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) has published an article entitled; 'PCCs are working to promote inclusivity and challenge injustices.' Read more

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has published an article entitled; 'Policing renews commitment to earn black communities' confidence.' Read more

Ipsos MORI  has published research, which 'gives insight into British attitudes towards racism and inequalities one year after the murder of George Floyd in America.' Read more

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched a 'new educational game for teaching cyber security at primary schools, clubs and youth organisations.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Keith Potter, Editor of PolicingInsight entitled; 'New CoPaCC Contact Management Report Highlights Channel Trends, New Tech, and COVID Challenges and Opportunities.’ Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Justin Partridge, Postgraduate Researcher at Leeds University entitled; 'N8 Policing Research Partnership: Partnering up to tackle cybercrime.' Read more


24th May 2021

The Criminal Justice Alliance (CJA) (Ali & Champion) has published a report entitled; ‘More Harm Than Good: A Super-Complaint on the Harms Caused by ‘Suspicion-Less’ Stop and Searches and Inadequate Scrutiny of Stop and Search Powers', which has been commented on by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) and reported on by Police Professinal (Online). See Latest Reports

The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC) (Thornton) has published a report entitled; ‘Operation Fort Revisited: Retailers and Supplies Respond to the UK's Largest Anti-Slavery Prosecution.' See Latest Reports

The House of Commons Library (Pyper (Ed)) has published a briefing paper entitled; 'Race and Ethnic Disparities, (Briefing Paper, Number CBP 8960, 24 May 2021).' See Latest Reports

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published a series of seven Cyber Choice booklets (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6) and (7), and a social media toolkit entitled; 'NCA Cyber Choices: Level Up.' Read more

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel, MP has announced a further '£500,000 to support victims of terrorism.' Read more

The Home (HO) has also updated its guidance on the helpline and support for victims of terrorism. Read more

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel, MP has also made a speech setting out the new plan for immigration. Read more

The College of Policing (CoP) has published an article entitled; 'Support for end-to-end encryption increases.' Read more

The Victims’ Commissioner (VC) has written to the Lord Chancellor, Rt Hon Robert Buckland, QC, MP to 'call for a review into the funding of legal representation at inquests following state-related deaths.' Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that; ‘Policing leaders across the country have reaffirmed their resolution to deliver changes that will earn the confidence of black people one year on from the murder of George Floyd by a US police officer.' Read more

Police Professional (Online) has also reported that; ‘Police forces across central England are taking part in a week-long campaign aimed at reducing incidents of dangerous driving on motorways.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Richard Meffen, Director of the Transforming Forensics Programme entitled; 'Digital forensic science: Transforming how we deliver justice.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Keith Potter, Editor of PolicingInsight entitled; 'The police digital platform: How the pandemic helped the push for online consistency.' Read more


22nd May 2021

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Alexei Kalaychidi, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Major General of the Kazakhstan Police entitled; 'Kazakhstan aims for ‘highest international standards’ as progress on law enforcement reforms continues.' Read more


21st May 2021

The Home Office (HO) has published a report entitled; ‘Interim Guidance for Independent Child Trafficking Guardians.' See Latest Reports

The House of Commons Library (Kirk-Wade) has published a briefing paper entitled; 'Telecommunications (Security) Bill 2019-21, (Briefing Paper, Number 9063, 21 May 2021).' See Latest Reports

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published an Amber Alert report entitled; ‘High-Risk Channel Crossings: Preventing the Supply of ‘Small Boats’ to Criminals.' See Latest Reports

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has published a statistical report entitled; ‘Police Recorded Drug Seizures and Arrests in Northern Ireland: Update to 31 March 2021.' See Latest Reports

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published refreshed Rape and Serious Sexual Offences (RASSO) legal guidance, to deliver on their ongoing commitment to 'make the prosecution of these crimes reflect today’s rapidly changing society.' Read more

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published its 'Weekly Threat Report 21st May 2021.' Read more

The Forensic Capability Network (FCN) has announced that the Police Service will soon be able to 'benefit from an accreditation toolkit for on-scene digital forensic examinations', following an efficiency-boosting package from the National Police CHiefs' Council (NPCC) National Cybercrime Programme and the FCN. Read more

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence and Security Studies has published an article by Jamie MacColl, a Research Analyst wth RUSI entitled; 'The UK’s Approach to Russian Cyber Operations Shows No Signs of Changing.' Read more

The ‘Your Police’ 2020/21 survey has found that Police Scotland has a strong level of public confidence during the COVID-19 pandemic, which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online). Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Stephen Eide, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute entitled; 'Supervision of the mentally ill can reduce violence and create safer communities.' Read more


20th May 2021

ITERU (Jesperson et al) has published a report commissioned by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) entitled; ‘Serious and Organised Crime: Impacts on Development: Rapid Evidence Assessment.' See Latest Reports

The House of Commons Library (Conway) has published a briefing paper entitled; 'Consumer Protection: Online Scams, (Briefing Paper, Number 9214, 20 May 2021).' See Latest Reports

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has published a statistical report entitled; ‘Criminal Justice Statistics Quarterly, England and Wales, Year Ending December 2020 (Annual).' See Latest Reports

Two Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have told a panel of Members of Parliament (MPs) that 'PCCs are ideally-placed to bring agencies closer together to prevent crime.' Read more

The College of Policing (CoP) is asking for assistance to help shape the new guidelines to support Problem-Oriented Policing (POP). Read more

The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC) and the University of Nottingham Rights Lab have launched a call for evidence on 'retrafficking, to inform a rapid piece of research.' Read more

The Criminal Justice Alliance (CJA) has published a briefing entitled; 'How the PCSC [Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts] Bill could entrench racial disparity.' Read more

The United Kingdom (UK) Government and Get Safe Online have organised a virtual seminar for 'authorities and technical experts on cybersecurity, on cyber risks and options to mitigate them.' Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that; ‘Tougher laws to crack down on unauthorised Traveller encampments will leave police officers in a “very difficult position”, the Joint Committee on Human Rights has been told.' Read more

Professional Security Magazine (Online) has published an article by Robert Kaiser of the PPSS Group entitled; 'Risk from spiked weapons, double-edged blades.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Professor Ray Bull of the University of Derby entitled; 'Investigative interviews: The new Principles on Effective Interviewing.' Read more

19th May 2021

The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC) (Garbers et al) has published a report entitled; ‘The Benefits and the Barriers to Accessing Employment: Considerations for Survivors of Modern Slavery.’ See Latest Reports

The Victims Commissioner (VC) (Baird) has published a report entitled; ‘Next Steps for Special Measures: A Review of the Provision of Special Measures to Vulnerable and Intimidated Witnesses’. See Latest Reports

House of Commons Library (Brown & Mead) has published a briefing paper entitled; 'Police Powers: Protest, (Briefing Paper, Number 5013, 19 May 2021).' See Latest Reports

The Society of Evidence-Based Policing (SEBP) has posted a video entitled; ‘Urban Youth Violence: Insights for Police Officer and Policy Makers', as part of its 2021 Virtual Conference. See more

The Police Foundation, in partnership with Loughborough University has hosted an International Seminar on Policing Innovation, which will feed into the Strategic Review of Policing in England and Wales. Read more

The Home Office (HO) has published a series of updated Domestic Abuse Bill 2020 Factsheets. Read more

The Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) has published guidance on 'Incident Management.' Read more

The importance of girls’ education and ending Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) was discussed by world-leading experts at the second meeting of the Gender Equality Advisory Council (GEAC) under the United Kingdom's (UK’s) G7 Presidency. Read more

The Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, Lord Nicholas True, CBE has set the record straight on 'voter identification plans.' Read more

The College of Policing (CoP) has also published an article by Detective Inspector Krista Thompson of Thames Valley Police entitled; 'Crossing the Line: Lessons from a Life on Duty – Book Review. Read more

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has announced that for the first time today, CySOPEx 2021 is testing the procedures for prompt and effective cyber crisis management in the European Union (EU) to face large-scale, cross border cyber-attacks. Read more

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) have ‘published a joint statement, setting out their shared views on the relationship between competition and data protection in the digital economy.’ Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that; ‘A chief constable has called on Priti Patel and the Home Office to “stand back” from the policing agenda and allow officers to assert their independence.’ Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has also published an article by Dr Lanre Ikuteyijo of Obafemi Awolowo University entitled; 'Nigeria has a new police chief: Here’s an agenda for him.' Read more


18th May 2021

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published a report entitled; 'Data Sharing: Code of Practice', which has been laid before Parliament. See Latest Reports

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) has published a consulatation response entitled; 'New Plan for Immigration Consultation Response: Identifying and Supporting Victims of Modern Slavery and Hman Trafficking.' See Latest Reports

The House of Commons Library (Hubble) has published a briefing paper entitled; 'Higher Education (Freedom of Speech) Bill 2021 [Bill No 12 of 2021-22], (Briefing Paper, Number 9215, 18 May 2021).’ See Latest Reports

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) has published a report entitled; 'Wastewater Analysis and Drugs: A European Multi-City Study.' Read more

The Howard League for Penal Reform (HLPR) has announced that the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Women in the Penal System has 'examined anonymised arrest data from five police forces in England and Wales as part of a major inquiry investigating what can be done to prevent women being swept into the criminal justice system', which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online). Read more

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel, MP has appointed Gary Pugh, OBE as the new Forensic Science Regulator (FSR), which has been welcomed by the Forensic Capability Network (FCN). Read more

The 'Diversity in the Police' Digital Conference is taking place today. Read more

The Police Superintendents’ Association (PSA) has launched a film 'celebrating the difference amongst its members as part of its commitment to supporting diversity within policing.' Read more

The Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security (PaCCS) Research has posted a blog entitled; ‘Isotope Profiling of Drugs: A Tool to Disrupt Organized Crime.’ Read more

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has announced that it is to ‘have a role in the training of new Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) investigators.’ Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Dr Teagan Westendorf of the Australian Strategic Policy Institute entitled; 'Youth offending: The myths and realities of youth crime in northern Australia.' Read more


17th May 2021

Today is International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia 2021, which has been commented on by the Police Superintendents' Association (PSA) Lead for LGBT+ Members. Read more

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence and Security Studies (Reimer & Redhead) has published a report entitled; 'A New Normal: Countering the Financing of Self-Activating Terrorism in Europe.' See Latest Reports

Eurojust has published a report entitled; 'The Impact of COVID-19 on Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters: Analysis of Eurojust Casework.' See Latest Reports

Europol has published a report entitled; 'European Migrant Smuggling Centre: 5th Annual Report.' Read more

Reform has published a report entitled; 'Algorithmic Transparency in the Public Sector: Policy Hackathon.' Read more

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has called for views on 'a number of measures to enhance the security of digital supply chains and third party IT services, used by firms for things such as data processing and infrastructure management.' Read more

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Knife Crime and Violence Reduction has hosted 'a briefing for MPs on amendments to the Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.' Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that; 'Rape victims will be able to provide their evidence on video prior to a trial to help improve conviction rates, it is understood.' Read more

The Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has 'written an emotional open letter to police colleagues and members of the public, reflecting on a challenging year of policing during a pandemic.' Read more

The Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has said that Police patrols will continue as lockdown is eased further. Read more

The British Oil Security Syndicate (BOSS) has 'recorded a 38% increase in Drive Off incidents during the third lockdown period (January to April 2021)', which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online). Read more

The College of Policing (CoP) has launched a consultation on 'new national guidance, which will set consistent standards around how police forces in England and Wales use live facial recognition technology.' Read more

The College of Policing (CoP) has also published an article by Janice Stanford-Eyre of Essex Police entitled; 'How a call handler's reassuring voice helps people reporting crime.' Read more

UKAuthority (UKA) has reported that; 'The Scottish Government Justice Directorate has set up an advisory group for emerging technologies in policing.' Read more

The British Society of Criminology (BSC) Policing Network has posted a blog by Cerys Gibson of the University of Nottingham entitled; 'Out of Court Disposals: Setting out the two-tier framework.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Martin Gallagher of Police Scotland and Chris Foster of the University of Manchester entitled; 'Shining a light on ‘shadow infrastructure’ and organised crime.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has also published an article by Owen West, a PolicingInsight Contributor entitled; 'What happens to police legitimacy if public consent is withdrawn?' Read more


16th May 2021

The College of Policing (CoP) has published an article by Detective Constable Ahsan Anderson of Cambridgeshire Constabulary entitled; ''Be open-minded': A new detective constable gets top tips from a retired DCS [Detective Chief Superintendent].' Read more

The Labour Party has published a Green Paper on 'how to end the epidemic of violence against women and girls', which has been reported on by Professional security Magazine (Online). Read more


15th May 2021

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has posted a blog by Inspector Kaj Bartlett of Sussex Police entitled; 'Mental health support made me a better police officer and Rep.' Read more


14th May 2021

The House of Commons/House of Lords Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) has published a report entitled; 'Children of Mothers in Prison and the Right to Family Life: The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, (First Report of Session 2021–22).' See Latest Reports

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has published a statistical report entitled; 'Police Recorded Crime in Northern Ireland: Update to 31st March 2021.' See Latest Reports

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has also published a statistical report entitled; 'Incidents and Crimes with a Hate Motivation Recorded by the Police in Northern Ireland: Update to 31 March 2021.' See Latest Reports

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has also published a statistical report entitled; 'Police Recorded Security Situation Statistics: 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.' See Latest Reports

The Criminal Justice Alliance (CJA) has responded to the consultation on the Second Phase of the Strategic Review of Policing in England and Wales. Read more

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and KPMG UK have launched 'a second survey to help improve diversity in the cyber security industry.' Read more

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published its 'Weekly Threat Report 14th May 2021.' Read more

The Victims’ Commissioner (VC) has published an article entitled; 'Record number of people – including 43 per cent of rape victims – pulling out of cases.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Professor Michael Fortner of City University of New York entitled; 'From protest to problems: Minneapolis and the political limitations of the #defund ‘causal story’.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Karen Richmond, Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Copenhagen entitled; 'The human rights compatibility of shared biometric samples on UK databases.' Read more


13th May 2021

The Home Office (HO) has published draft guidance entitled; 'Serious Violence Duty: Preventing and Reducing Serious Violence: Draft Guidance for Responsible Authorities', which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online). See Latest Reports

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has published a report entitled; 'Outcomes Following IOPC Independent Investigations 2019/20.' See Latest Reports

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has also published a report entitled; 'Outcomes Following IOPC Independent Investigations 2018/19.' See Latest Reports

The House of Commons Transport Committee (TC) has published a report entitled; 'Road Safety: Young and Novice Drivers: Government Response to Committee’s Fourth Report of Session 2019 –21, (Second Special Report of Session 2021–22).' See Latest Reports

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published statistical bulletin entitled; 'Crime in England and Wales: Year Ending December 2020.' Read more

The Home Office (HO) has published statistical data tables entitled; 'Crime Outcomes in England and Wales, Year to December 2020: Data Tables.' Read more

The Home Office (HO) has also published; 'Information relating to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill introduced in the House of Commons on 9 March 2021.' Read more

The Home Office (HO) has launched a consultation on the 'Legislation to Counter State Threats (Hostile State Activity).' Read more

The Sentencing Council (SC) has launched a consultation on revising the 'Child Sexual Offences Sentencing Guidelines', which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online). Read more

The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) has published an article entitled; 'Experts come together to better understand the scale and impact of pet theft.' Read more

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has reviewed 'a full year’s worth of cases charged under the coronavirus legislation', as part of their 'commitment to ensuring the laws are being applied consistently and correctly.' Read more

The College of Policing (CoP) has published an article by Dr Jonathan Townsend, Emergency Medicine Doctor, Special Inspector and Special Operations Medical Advisor, Kent Police entitled; 'How emergency trauma packs help to save lives.' Read more

Creat Advisory (CA) has published an article by Danny Shaw, their Head of Strategy and Insight entitled; 'Lockdown crime and future trends: reasons to be less cheerful?' Read more

The Home Office (HO) has published guidance on the 'Domestic Abuse Act 2021 Commencement Schedule.' Read more

The Forensic Capability Network (FCN) has published an article entitled; 'Fingerprint community takes steps toward a national Fingerprint Ground Truth Database.' Read more

Transform Justice (TJ) has posted a blog by Alex Reid entitled; 'A different understanding? How the CJS discriminates against those with autism.' Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that; 'National lockdowns sparked by the coronavirus pandemic drove a drop in crime across England and Wales in 2020 including a nine per cent fall in knife crime, figures show.' Read more


12th May 2021

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DDCMS) has published a draft Bill entitled; 'Draft Online Safety Bill.' See Latest Reports

The House of Commons Library (Johnston) has published a report entitled; 'Intimidation of Candidates and Voters, (Briefing Paper, Number 9192, 12 May 2021).' See Latest Reports

The House of Commons Library (Woodhouse) has also published a report entitled; 'TV Licence Fee Non-Payment: Should it be Decriminalised? (Briefing Paper, Number 6860, 12 May 2021).' See Latest Reports

The Society of Evidence-Based Policing (SEBP) has posted a video entitled; 'The Top 10 Ways to Challenge How the Police Should Think', as part of its 2021 Virtual Conference. See More

The Sentencing Council (SC) has published a 'Sexual Offences: Statistical Bulletin.' Read more

The Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Dominic Raab, MP has announced '£22 million of new investment to build cyber security resilience in developing countries and globally, particularly in Africa and the Indo-Pacific.' Read more

The Fingerprint Ground Truth Database Event is taking place (12th May 2021) online. Read more

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) have produced 'new guidance to help fledgling technical companies consider key questions ariund security.' Read more

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has also launched a 'new tool to support organisations achieve Cyber Essentials certification.' Read more

The College of Policing (CoP) has published an article by Special Constable Rachel Stringfellow and Detective Chief Inspector Peter Quinn of Nottinghamshire Police entitled; 'How [Child Sexual Exploitation] CSE specials help keep children safe.' Read more

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence and Security Studies has published an article by Tom Keatinge of RUSI entitled; 'Form Over Substance? UK Anti-Corruption Sanctions Are No Substitute for Action.' Read more

Eurojust and Europol have assisted in 'bringing four different online investment scams to a halt, which defrauded thousands of victims for an estimated amount of approximately EUR 30 million.' Read more

INTERPOL is 'creating a new cybercrime operations desk with United Kingdom (UK) funding to boost the capacity of 49 African countries to fight cybercrime.' Read more

The Information Commissioner (IC) has delivered a keynote speech on 'how modern data protection is helping to unlock the power of data', at the Data and the Future of Financial Services 2021 Conference.' Read more

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and the New Zealand Office of the Privacy Commissioner (OPC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Professor Frans Viljoen of the University of Pretoria, South Africa entitled; 'South Africa needs to address the lingering legacy of its police using excessive force.' Read more


11th May 2021

Her Majesty the Queen has delivered her most gracious speech to both Houses of Parliament. Read more

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published a report entitled; 'Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Glossary Codes and Reporting Routes, (May 2021).' See Latest Reports

CYBERUK 2021 Online is taking place (11th & 12th May 2021) on a new dedicated YouTube channel, with a keynote speechs from the Director of the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), the Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel, MP and the Foreign Secretary, Rt Hon Dominic Raab, MP. Read more

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DDCMS) has published an article by the Digital Secretary, Rt Hon Oliver Dowden, MP on the Online Safety Bill, which originally appeared in The Telegraph newspaper. Read more

The European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale Information Technology (IT) Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) is hosting the first meeting of a new Working Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI), that 'will address the use of machine learning algorithms and AI in the context of the Large-Scale IT Systems the Agency develops and manages.' Read more

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has announced that Professor Paul Taylor has been appointed as the first National Policing Chief Scientific Adviser (CSA), which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online). Read more

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has published an article entitled; '#MHAW: Service must ‘step up’ as stigma lifts on mental illness.' Read more

Oscar Kilo (OK), the National Police Wellbeing Service has released a podcast interview entitled; 'Keeping the Peace: Series 2, Episode 3: Working as a Firearms Officer.' Read more

The House of Commons Library has published an Insight article entitled; 'Domestic abuse and Covid-19: A year into the pandemic.' Read more

The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) has published an article entitled; 'Record number of women to govern policing across England and Wales.' Read more

The Home Office (HO) has launched a consultation on the 'Computer Misuse Act 1990.' Read more

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has released a refreshed '10 Steps to Cyber Security' guidance for cyber security professionals in large and medium sized organisations. Read more

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has also launched 'a new 'Early Warning' service designed to help defend against cyber attacks by giving timely notification about possible incidents and security issues.' Read more


10th May 2021

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 (10th to 16th May 2021), which has been commented on by Oscar Kilo (OK), the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) Lead for Mental Health, the President of the Police Superintendents' Association (PSA) and the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) Chair for Wellbeing, former Chief Constable, Andy Rhodes and former Metropolitan Police Commander, John Sutherland. Read more

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published a report entitled; 'Active Cyber Defence: The Fourth Year.' See Latest Reports

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published a report entitled; 'Amber Alert: Art Market Participants, AML Regulations and Financial Crime Vulnerabilities. See Latest Reports

The Transport Minister, Robert Courts, MP has announced the publication of new guidance 'to prevent use of vehicles as weapons in terror attacks' by the British Standards Institution (BSI). Read more

The Home Office (HO) has published updated guidance on the 'Review of the Controlling or Coercive Behaviour Offence.' Read more

The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC) has responded to the Home Office consultation on a 'New Plan for Immigration.' Read more

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) Lead for Knife Crime has provided information on the outcome of the national initiative for tackling knife crime, Operation Sceptre. Read more

The College of Policing (CoP) has published an article by Superintendent Ian Brown and Detective Chief Superintendent Richard Tucker of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) entitled; 'Seeking to improve trust and confidence in local police.' Read more

The International Police Resilience Symposium - The Awe Project is taking place (10th & 11th May 2021) and is being co-hosted by the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and Columbia University Department of Psychiatry. Read more

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mediterranean Partnership of Co-operation Group Meeting is taking place in Vienna. Read more

The Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority (GLAA) in collaboration with the Responsible Car Wash Scheme have created a podcast series to 'help hand car wash owners across the United kingdom (UK) understand their responsibilities to workers', which has been commented on by the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC). Read more

Europol has released to the public a series of new 'Stop Child Abuse - Trace an Object' images in an attempt to solve child sexual abuse cold cases. Read more

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence and Security Studies, Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies is 'launching a one-year study of policy and operational considerations related to the impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on financial crime. Read more

The Police Superintendents’ Association (PSA) has worked with Oscar Kilo (OK), the Police National Wellbeing Service and the College of Policing (CoP) to 'launch a new training opportunity for its members.' Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that; 'Far-right extremists are using memes and conspiracy theories on social media to lure young people into viewing terrorist material, police have warned.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by the New Zealand Police Association (NZPA) entitled; 'The darkness inside: Survey of New Zealand Police Association members points to hidden post-traumatic stress.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Dr Simon Cooper of the University of Essex entitled; 'Luck of the draw? New research finds ‘stark differences’ in competence of PCCs.' Read more


9th May 2021

The College of Policing (CoP) has published an article by Superintendent Mark Edgington of Avon and Somerset Police entitled; 'Challenges of policing modern slavery.' Read more


8th May 2021

The Environment Secretary, Rt Hon George Eustice, MP and the Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel, MP have launched a 'Pet Theft Taskforce' to investigate the 'recent reported rise in pet theft since the start of lockdown', which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online). Read more


7th May 2021

The Home Office (HO) has published legislation entitled; 'Domestic Abuse Act 2021.' See Latest Reports

The House of Commons Library (Hirst) has published a briefing paper entitled; 'Connected and Autonomous Road Vehicles, (Briefing Paper, Number 7965, 7 May 2021).' See Latest Reports

Crest Advisory (CA) has published an article by Madeline Rolfe, a CA Analyst entitled; 'The best way to tackle youth violence? Ask young people.' Read more

The College of Policing (CoP) has published an article by Police Constable Amhed Dada of Leicestershire Police entitled; 'Changing Roles – From PCSO to Police Constable.' Read more

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published its 'Weekly Threat Report 7th May 2021.' Read more

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published 'a set of principles outlining how to securely design, manage and build smart cities.' Read more

At its extraordinary meeting in May 2021, the Frontex Management Board has 'followed-up further on the alleged so-called “push backs” in the joint operations coordinated by the Agency or within the same operational area.' Read more

Transform Justice (TJ) has posted a blog by Alexandra Kimmons, a Research Assistant at TJ entitled; 'Prosecuting mental health – accountability or criminalisation?' Read more

Professional Security Magazine (Online) has published an article by Dave Russell of Veeam entitled; 'Pandemic Sleeper Threats.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Dr Maria (Maki) Haberfeld of New York’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice entitled; 'Don’t defund: National standards in law enforcement are key to reducing violence.' Read more


6th May 2021

The Home Office (HO) has published the full outcome of the consulation on 'Police Powers: Pre-Charge Bail.' Read more

The Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) has published his 'Accountability Report' to the Northern Ireland Policing Board (NIPB). Read more

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence and Security Studies has published an article by Mary Haigh, Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for BAE Systems entitled; 'On Being a Responsible Cyber Power: The Agenda for the UK.' Read more

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) has welcomed the European Commission Vice-President for Promoting the European Way of Life including the European Union (EU) Security Union, Margaritis Schinas to its headquarters in Athens, where he announced 'the preselection of players for Team EU who will participate in the first International Cybersecurity Challenge.' Read more

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published the 'five things we learned' from the Data Protection Practitioners' Conference 2021. Read more

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has launched a 'new cyber security training package' for charities and small businesses. Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that; 'Assaults on emergency workers have increased by almost 20 per cent according to the latest monthly figures from police forces in England and Wales.' Read more

Police Professional (Online) has also reported that; 'A pioneering forensic technique could help police identify suspects from blood marks found at a crime scene.' Read more

Professional Security Magazine (Online) has published an article entitled; 'High streets and their new policing.' Read more

Professional Security Magazine (Online) has also published a follow up article entitled; 'High streets and their new policing: 2.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Julia Mulligan, former Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for North Yorkshire entitled; 'Catalysts for reform: Reflections from a two-term police and crime commissioner.' Read more


5th May 2021

The Home Office (HO) has published legislation entitled; 'Counter-Terrorism and Sentencing Act 2021.' See Latest Reports

The Home Office (HO) has also published legislation entitled; 'Forensic Science Regulator Act 2021.' See Latest Reports

The Police Foundation (TPF) (Muir) has published a report entitled; 'Taking Prevention Seriously: The Case for a Crime and Harm Prevention System.' See Latest Reports

The Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) (Close & Impiombato (Eds)) has published a report entitled; 'Counterterrorism Yearbook 2020.' See Latest Reports

The Terrorism Research Initiative (TRI) (Forest & Schmid (Eds)) has published a report entitled; 'Perspectives on Terrorism, (Volume XV, Issue 2, April 2021).' See Latest Reports

The House of Commons Library (Shalchi) has published a briefing paper entitled; 'Corporate Criminal Liability, (Briefing Paper, Number 9027, 5 May 2021).' See Latest Reports

The Society of Evidence-Based Policing (SEBP) has posted a video entitled; 'Productivity and Team Work: Crew Size Effects in Policing', as part of its 2021 Virtual Conference. See more

The Conversation has published an article by Sophie Chambers, Lecturer in Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of South Wales (USW) entitled; 'Lots of people get to vote on police commissioners – so why does no one bother?' Read more

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (Enisa) has published an 'in-depth analysis of the cybersecurity challenges faced by the [Connected and Automated Mobility] CAM sector and provides actionable recommendations to mitigate them.' Read more

The Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has provided an update on crime trends for England and Wales that show 'an overall fall of 12 per cent in the four weeks to 14 March 2021, compared to the same period in 2020.' Read more

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) Data Protection Practitioners' Conference 2021 is taking place today digitally. Read more

The Forensic Capability Network (FCN) has announced that the 'first national digital forensics services purchasing system is now live!' Read more

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has published a an article entitled; 'Police complaints: A quick guide for young people.' Read more

The Scottish Police Authority (SPA) has published a new set of 'Joint Equality Outcomes 2021-2023', which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online). Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that; 'Blank firing pistols available to order online from around £100 are being converted into lethal weapons in makeshift factories across the UK, police have warned.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Professor Carrie Leonetti of the University of Auckland entitled; 'Laws governing police use of DNA are changing: Are the proposals fair for all New Zealanders?' Read more


4th May 2021

The Home Office (HO) has published a report entitled; 'Economic Crime Research Strategy: Home Office Research Priorities.' See Latest Reports

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has published its 'Annual Report 2020.' See Latest Reports

The Policy Exchange (Wide) has published a report entitled; 'Hostility Crime and the Law Commission.' See Latest Reports

The College of Policing (CoP) has published an article by Lucy Cumming of the City of London Police entitled; 'Romance fraud: Five things you need to know.' Read more

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel, MP has announced that the Government has made progress on the Economic Crime Plan to tackle fraud and economic crime, which has been reported on by Professional Security Magazine (Online). Read more

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) Conference will be taking place virtually on 9th & 10th June 2021. Read more

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) has reported that; 'In the last few weeks, three US states have legalised cannabis for recreational purposes, all via the legislature and not via public ballots - New York, Virginia and New Mexico.' Read more

The 5th INTERPOL Firearm Forensics Symposium is taking place (4th to 6th May 2021) in cooperation with Ultra Electronics Forensic Technology, which 'will see nearly 500 participants from 100 countries address the latest challenges facing law enforcement in firearm related crime.' Read more

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)-wide Cyber/ICT Security Conference is taking place today online. Read more

Frontex and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) have 'met online to exchange views on the prevention of document fraud in South Eastern Europe.' Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that; 'The Biometrics and Surveillance Camera Commissioner says he is satisfied that emergency powers granted to the police under the Coronavirus Act 2020 for retaining fingerprints and DNA profiles have been “used in a responsible and proportionate manner”.' Read more


3rd May 2021

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) has launched its first 'bilateral technical cooperation project with Georgia aimed at enhancing national responses to drug-related health and security threats.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Yael Bar-tur, Digital Media Strategist entitled; 'Police and social media: What happens when you are the Fake News?' Read more


2nd May 2021

The College of Policing (CoP) has published an article by Detective Inspector Dan McCarthy of Sussex Police entitled; 'Dealing with the silent treatment during suspect interviews.' Read more

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has published an article entitled; 'Old Trafford violence 'completely unacceptable' says Chair.' Read more