What's New - 8th January 2021

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

The House of Commons Library (Brown) has published a briefing paper entitled; 'Police Personnel, (Briefing Paper, Number 9110, 8 January 2021).' See Latest Reports

The College of Policing (CoP) has established an 'Independent Ethics Panel to advise its board members on ethical considerations and challenges facing 21st century policing including regulations, guidance and codes of practice for the approval of the Home Secretary.' Read more

The Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has provided an update on 'National Crime Trends, and Fixed Penalty Notices issued under COVID Regulations.' Read more

The Home Office (HO) has launched a call for evidence (consultation) to collect the views of those with lived experience of, or views on, crimes considered as Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG). Read more

The Home Office (HO) has published a statistical update on the 'Seizures of Drugs, in England and Wales, Financial Year ending 2020.' Read more

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published its 'Weekly Threat Report 8th January 2021.' Read more

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has urged the public to be vigilant as 'fraudsters are targeting elderly and vulnerable people with a vaccine scam and asking for bank details or cash payments for access to vaccines that are fake or non-existent.' Read more

The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity (ENISA) and the European Union Agency for the Operational Management of Large-Scale IT Systems in the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (eu-LISA) have signed a 'Cooperation Plan to share knowledge, information and expertise.' Read more

The Victims' Commissioner (VC) has said that it was "incredibly frustrating and disappointing" to find GPs were still charging domestic abuse victims up to £150 to confirm their injuries. Read more

The Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has condemned the rise in assaults on emergency workers, which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online). Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that; 'The UK is not missing out on intelligence about wanted criminals after losing access to a European crime database under Brexit, Government officials have insisted.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Assistant Professor Samuel Fury Childs Daly of Duke University, Durham, NC entitled; 'Nigerians got their abusive SARS police force abolished – but elation soon turned to frustration.' Read more

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