What's New - 5th November 2019

Crest Advisory (CA) (Roberts, Buckland & Redgrave) has published a report entitled; 'Examining the Youth Justice System: What Drove the Falls in First Time Entrants and custody, and What Should We Do As a Result?' See Latest Reports

The House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts has published a report entitled; 'Transforming Courts and Tribunals: Progress Review.' See Latest Reports

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published its United Kingdom (UK) Financial Intelligence Unit: Suspicious Activity Reports Annual Report 2019. See Latest Reports

Dorset Police has welcomed the first wave of entrants via the Police Constable Degree Apprenticeship (PCDA), in partnership with the University of South Wales (USW). Read more

The Home Office has launced a consultation on 'measures to criminalise trespassing when setting up an unauthorised encampment in England and Wales', which has been commented on by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) Lead for Equalities, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR). Read more

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel, MP has announced that the Government intends to 'review pre-charge bail legislation to ensure the safety of victims is prioritised and police are supported in investigating all offences', which has been commented on by the Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) and reported on by Police Professional (Online). Read more

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel, MP has appointed John Woodcock, MP as the United Kingdom (UK) Special Envoy for Countering Violent Extremism. Read more

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has announced that 'it has awarded nearly £2m to develop new capabilities to detect, disrupt, and defeat the hostile and malicious use of drones.' Read more

The Victims' Commissioner has written to the Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel, MP to 'set out her support for a number of proposed amendments to the Domestic Abuse Bill.' Read more

The Victims' Commissioner has also written to the Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel, MP to 'call for changes in the way that police forces investigate cases of domestic abuse where the alleged perpetrator is a police employee.' Read more

The Information Commissioner (IC) has reminded political parties that 'they must comply with the law ahead of the General Election.' Read more

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust (SLT) has expressed concern at the 'Government’s U-turn on taxi and private hire vehicle licensing standards,' Read more

The House of Commons Library has published a Commons Briefing Paper on 'The Intelligence and Security Committee.' Read more

The House of Commons Library has published a Commons Briefing Paper on the 'Regulation of Fireworks.' Read more

The UKAuthority (UKA) has reported that 'Police Scotland is planning to use Artificial intelligence (AI) technology with its remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) to find missing and vulnerable people.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Tina Orr Munro, Eiditor of PolicingInsight, which has announced that PolicingInsight is to 'launch a brand-new series in the New Year called THE POLICE STUDENT to support the learning of thousands of new degree entry recruits joining the police service in England and Wales.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Lewis Jack, Statistics Regulator, Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) entitled; 'New ways of working: Can statistics keep up with the evolution of policing and inform the public debate?' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Dr Jeffrey DeMarco, Research Director for Crime and Justice at the National Centre for Social Research entitled; 'Recruitment, retention and progression: Overcoming the barriers to diversity in policing.' Read more

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