What's New

19th July 2019

The House of Commons Justice Committee has published a follow-up report on 'Transforming Rehabiliation', which has been commented on by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) Lead for Criminal Justice. See Latest Reports

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) (Powis et al) has published a report entitled; 'Separating Extremist Prisoners: A Process Study of Separation Centres in England and Wales from a Staff Perspective'. See Latest Reports

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) (Randhawa-Horne, Horan & Sutcliffe) has also published a report entitled; 'Identity Matters Intervention for Group and Gang Related Offenders in Custody and Community: Findings from a Small-Scale Process Study'. See Latest Reports

The Commission for Countering Extremism (CCE) has published a 'Statistical Summary of Responses from Our Call for Evidence' on extremism. See Latest Reports

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has published its 'Annual Report and Accounts 2018‑19'. See Latest Reports

The Victims’ Commissioner (VC) has welcomed the House of Lords debate on Baroness Brinton’s Private Members Bill: Victims of Crime Bill and has sent members a briefing on the Bill’s provisions. Read more

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published guidance on a form of child abuse known as 'Breast-Ironing', (which involves flattening a girl’s chest with a hot stone or other objects to delay breast growth – is often performed by family members to prevent unwanted sexual attention). Read more

The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament has issued a statement in relation to '5G Suppliers'. Read more

The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) has funded a new research project, which will examine 'Human Engagement Through Artificial / Augmented Intelligence'. Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Lewis Jack, Statistic Regulator for the Office for Statistics Regulation on the 'value of police statistics in promoting public understanding of policing'. Read more

18th July 2019

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published a report on Crime in England and Wales for the year ending March 2019, which has been commented on by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) Lead for Performance, the College of Policing (CoP) Police Advisor, the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) Lead for Crime, the President of the Police Superintendents' Association (PSA) and the Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW), and reported on by Police Professional (Online). Read more

The Home Office has published a statistical bulletin on 'Crime Outcomes in England and Wales: Year Ending March 2019'. See Latest Reports

The Home Office has also published a statistical bulletin on 'Police Workforce, England and Wales, 31 March 2019'. See Latest Reports

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) (Newton et al) has published an analytical report on the 'Economic and Social Costs of Reoffending'. See Latest Reports

The House of Commons Science and Technology Committee has published a report on 'The Work of the Biometrics Commissioner and the Forensic Science Regulator', which has been responded to by Forensic Science Regulator (FSR). See Latest Reports

Europol has published a report entitled; 'Do Criminals Dream of Electric Sheep? How Technology Shapes the Future of Crime and Law Enforcement'. Read more

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Sajid Javid, MP has announced his intention to establish a police covenant, demonstrating his recognition of the bravery and commitment of police officers, which has been commented on by the Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and the Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW). Read more

The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May, MP has delivered a speech at the Police Bravery Awards Reception at Downing Street. Read more

The Work and Pensions Secretary, Rt Hon Amber Rudd, MP has announced that 'every jobcentre in the United Kingdom (UK) will have a trained domestic abuse point of contact by the end of summer'. Read more

The Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament has issued a statement in relation to 'Detention and Rendition'. Read more

The Justice Secretary, Rt Hon David Gauke, MP has delivered a speech calling for an evidence-led approach to sentencing to tackle reoffending. Read more

Professional Security Magazine (Online) has reported that 'the chiefs and chairman of more than 40 high street retailers have called for a ‘new approach’ to violence against shop staff' in a letter to the Home Secretary, Rt Hon Sajid Javid, MP and other Ministers. Read more

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex) have 'strengthened their cooperation in their respective work on asylum, border control and migration management'. Read more

The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) has published a PostNote on 'Improving Witness Testimony'. Read more

The House of Lords Library has published a Lords Library Note on 'Women in the Criminal Justice System'. Read more

Professional Security Magazine (Online) has published an article by Neil Hammerton of Natterbox on 'Insider threats and contact centres'. Read more

17th July 2019

Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) have published a report entitled; 'The Poor Relation: The Police and CPS Response to Crimes Against Older People', which has been commented on by the Director for Policing Standards at the College of Policing (CoP) and reported on by Police Professional (Online). See Latest Reports

The National Rural Crime Network (NRCN) has published a report entitled; 'Captive and Controlled: Domestic Abuse in Rural Areas'. See Latest Reports

The House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts has published a report entitled; 'Emergency Services Network: Further Progress Review', which has been commented on by the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) Lead for the Emergency Services Network (ESN) and reported on by the UKAuthority (UKA). See Latest Reports

The Forensic Science Regulator (FSR) (Tully) has published a FSR Regulatory Notice (01/2019). See Latest Reports

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published its 'Information Charter'. See Latest Reports

The Minderoo Foundation (Walk Free) has published a report entitled; 'Measurement, Action, Freedom: An Independent Assessment of Government Progress Towards Achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 8.7', which has been commented on by the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC). See Latest Reports

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has launched a consultation, which aims to strengthen the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime (The Victims’ Code). Read more

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Sajid Javid, MP has announced that £5 million from the Police Transformation Fund will help West Midlands Police to continue testing software for the National Data Analytics Solution (NDAS) that predicts if someone will commit a crime or become a victim of one, which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online) and UKAuthority (UKA). Read more

The Home Office has also outlinded funding for programmes and projects in phase 2 of the Police Transformation Fund. Read more

Canterbury Christ Church University has posted a blog by Richard Honess on 'Assessing ‘degree doing police recruits’: Getting it right (part 2)'. Read more

Canterbury Christ Church University has also posted a blog by Dr Emma Williams and Jack Chapman on 'Winning Hearts and Minds: The implications of a lack of local and central comms on the implementation of the PEQF'. Read more

The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) has funded a new research project, which will examine 'adaptive behaviour in law enforcement'. Read more

The Victims’ Commissioner (VC) has published an article on 'Tackling Revenge Porn'. Read more

The Head of INTERPOL has met with Jordan’s Minister of the Interior in Amman, Jordan to discuss a range of transnational crime and security issues. Read more

16th July 2019

The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May, MP has announced that the Domestic Abuse Bill is to receive its first reading in the House of Commons and the Home Office has published a response from the Government to the report from the Joint Committee on the Draft Domestic Abuse Bill, which has been commented on by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC), the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) Lead for Domestic Abuse and the Victims Commissioner (VC). See Latest Reports

National Crime Agency (NCA) has published a report entitled; 'Public Private Threat Update: Economic Crime: Key Judgements'. See Latest Reports

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence and Security Studies (Fisher, Prucha & Winterbotham) has published a report entitled; 'Mapping the Jihadist Information Ecosystem: Towards the Next Generation of Disruption Capability'. See Latest Reports

The Road Safety Minister, Michael Ellis, MP has announced a review into roads policing and traffic enforcement to improve road safety. Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Simon Hall, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PoliceBox on 'Why getting a grip on police technology should be a priority for improving officers’ wellbeing'. Read more

Professional Security Magazine (Online) has published an article by Spencer Young of Imperva on the 'financial case for automated security'. Read more

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has launched a consultation on the draft data sharing code of practice. Read more

15th July 2019

The Greater London Authority (GLA) (City Intelligence) has published a report entitled; 'A Public Health Approach to Serious Youth Violence: Supporting Evidence', which has been reported on by the BBC (News) and Police Professional (Online). Read more

The Home Office has published the Government's response to the 'Consultation on a New Legal Duty to Support a Multi-Agency Approach to Preventing and Tackling Serious Violence'. See Latest Reports

The Police Foundation (van Dijk, Hoogewoning & Punch) has published a report entitled; 'Running on Empty: Reinvigorating Policing Through ‘What Matters''. See Latest Reports

The United States Secret Service National Threat Assessment Center (NTAC) (Alathari et al) has published a report on 'Mass Attacks in Public Spaces: 2018', which has been reported on by Professional Security Magazine (Online). See Latest Reports

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) Lead for Forced Marriage has announced that the Police Service is launching 'the first ever national crackdown on forced marriage at a number of airports as the school holidays get underway'. Read more

The Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, Rt Hon David Gauke, MP has announced 'a change to the way personal injury compensation payments are calculated – setting the Discount Rate at minus 0.25%'. Read more

INTERPOL and PONANT have formed a partnership to 'further strengthen security for the global cruise industry'. Read more

UKAuthority has reported that the Home Secretary, Rt Hon Sajid Javid, MP has 'come out in support of police forces trialing facial recognition technology – despite protests against its possible dangers'. Read more

PoliceOne.com has published an article on 'drug threats impacting police officers in 2019'. Read more

Professional Security Magazine (Online) has published an article on 'Crimestoppers and Fearless'. Read more

14th July 2019

Today is Diability Awareness Day 2019. Read more

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Sajid Javid, MP will announce (this week) a 'new legal duty on public bodies to prevent and tackle serious violence'. Read more

Transform Justice has posted a blog on 'why leadership magistrates should be representatives of the people'. Read more

13th July 2019

The College of Policing (CoP) has published the CoP Brief for June/July 2019. See College of Policing

12th July 2019

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Sajid Javid, MP has announced that police forces across the United Kingdom (UK) will have access to new tools to 'speed up investigations of online child abuse and limit the number of Indecent Images of Children (IIOC) police officers have to view', which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online) and UKAuthority (UKA). Read more

Her Majesty's Government (HMG) has published the 'Economic Crime Plan: 2019-22', which combines actions to 'overhaul the approach to tackling economic crime, with greater partnering between the Government, law enforcement and the private sector'. See Latest Reports

The Home Office has also published an 'Asset Recovery Action Plan' to improve its response to criminal finances. See Latest Reports

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has provided guidance on what information you should give to people if they ask about your criminal record. Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported on a new 'Autism Alert Card' scheme, which is being introduced across London to 'improve the way police officers interact with those with autism'. Read more

The House of Lords Library has published a Lords Library Notes on 'Victims of Crime (Rights, Entitlements, and Notification of Child Sexual Abuse) Bill [HL]: Briefing for Lords Stages'. Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Mike Skicko, Business Partnership Manager, Leica Geosystems on 'Collision and crime scene surveying – are you ready for the new ISO/IEC standards?' Read more

The Victims' Commissioner has made a statement about 'Victim Personal Statements and Defendants’ Right to Censor'. Read more

Europol has organised the 5th edition of the Europol Training Course on Payment Card Fraud Forensics and Investigations. Read more

Europol has published 'A Review of Transatlantic Best Practices for Countering Radicalisation in Prisons and Terrorist Recidivism'. Read more

The House of Commons Library has published a Commons Briefing Paper on the 'Courts and Tribunals (Online Procedure) Bill 2017-19 [HL]'. Read more

11th July 2019

The Local Government Association (LGA) has published guidance for Police and Crime Panels on 'Policing and Fire Governance'. See Latest Reports

INTERPOL and the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Centre (UNCCT) have jointly produced 'a handbook to help investigators collect, analyse and share information found online, particularly on social media platforms'. Read more

Europol has officially opened a new liaison bureau in Tirana, Albania. Read more

The Home Office has published a 'Commissioning Framework: For all Commissioners of Support Services for Victims and Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse in England'. See Latest Reports

The Sentencing Council has published its ninth Annual Report outlining activities from April 2018 to March 2019. See Latest Reports

The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) LIVE 2019 is taking place at the School of Computing and Digital Technology, Birmingham City University. Read more

The College of Policing (CoP) has published an update on training for new police constables. Read more

The Executive Director for Technology Policy and Innovation at the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has delivered a speech at the Westminster Media Forum Keynote Seminar on the 'the future of online advertising regulation'. Read more

10th July 2019

The Home Office has published a Recommendation Report for 'The Front Line Review' of policing, which has been commented on by the College of Policing (CoP), the Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC), the Chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC), the Vice President of the Police Superintendents' Association (PSA) and the Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW), and reported on by Police Professional (Online). See Latest Reports

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Sajid Javid, MP has announced that the Government and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) will work to 'embed wellbeing into the culture of policing' through the inspection process. Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has reported that the Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police is 'mounting a legal challenge against the College of Policing over the new degree entry scheme', which has been commented on by the College of Policing (CoP). Read more

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Sajid Javid, MP and the Brexit Secretary, Rt Hon Steve Barclay, MP have pledged to boost security cooperation with Switzerland and have signed a migration agreement. Read more

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence and Security Studies (Nuraniyah) has published a paper entitled; 'The Evolution of Online Violent Extremism in Indonesia and the Philippines'. See Latest Reports

The Local Government Association (LGA) has published the 'Outcomes from the Counter Fraud Fund' during the implementation of the Single Fraud Investigation Service (SFIS). See Latest Reports

INTERPOL Secretary General has held high-level meetings with senior police and government officials in Cyprus on 'a range of domestic and international crime areas including terrorism, trafficking of illicit goods and cybercrime'. Read more

9th July 2019

The Home Office has published a statistical bulletin on Police Funding for England and Wales for 2015-2020. See Latest Reports

The Information Commissioner (Denham) has published her Annual Report and Financial Statements for 2018-19. See Latest Reports

Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons for England and Wales (Clarke) has published his Annual Report for 2018–19, which has been commented on by the Chief Executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform (HLPR) and reported on by Police Professional (Online). See Latest Reports

Her Majesty's Government has published its response to the 'Independent Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015', which has been commented on by the Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC). See Latest Reports

The Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May, MP has launched a new cutting-edge Policy and Evidence Centre for Modern Slavery and Human Rights. Read more

The Information Commissioner has posted a blog on 'live facial recognition technology' and 'data protection law', which has been reported on by PolicingInsight (Online) and Police Professional (Online). Read more

The House of Lords Library has published a Lords Briefing Pack on 'Crown Prosecution Service: Rape Cases and Guidance'. Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that 'the Home Office has successfully defended a legal challenge to powers used by the police and other bodies to enrol under-18s as Covert Human Intelligence Sources (CHISs)'. Read more

A meeting of the European Council’s Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security (COSI) has taken place at Europol Headquarters, The Hague, The Netherlands. Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that 'the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is to use a drone to target dangerous, careless or speeding motorists on the streets of the capital, in the first initiative of its kind in the United Kingdom (UK)'. Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys on the development of a detailed scrutiny framework. Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Tina Orr Munro, Editor of PolicingInsight on 'Cross-force collaborations'. Read more

INTERPOL and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have conducted Law Enforcement Investigators’ Training in Tallinn, Estonia for agencies across the Nordic-Baltic region. Read more

8th July 2019

The Howard League for Penal Reform (HLPR) has published a briefing report entitled; 'Ending the Criminalisation of Children in Residential Care', which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online). See Latest Reports

The Scottish Institute for Policing Research has published its Annual Report for 2018/19. See Latest Reports

The Home Office has published a report entitled; 'Forensic Information Database Service (FINDS): International DNA and Fingerprint Exchange Policy for the United Kingdom'. See Latest Reports

Her Majesty's Treasury has published a report entitled; 'Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing: Supervision Report 2017-18'. See Latest Reports

The House of Commons Library has published a Commons Briefing Paper on 'Policing in the United Kingdom (UK)'. Read more

UKAuthority (UKA) has reported that the Police ICT Company has chosen five companies to provide technical support for its Minerva programme. Read more

The Victims’ Commissioner has published details of an interview with the Guardian newspaper and suggests that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Police Service are ‘making intrusive demands of rape accusers’. Read more

The 12th Cambridge International Conference on Evidence Based Policing is taking place (8th to 10th July 2019) at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Andrew Staniforth a Policing Insight contributor on the 'International perspectives on knife crime'. Read more

An Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Informal Ministerial Gathering is taking place (8th & 9th July 2019) at High Tatras, Slovakia. Read more

Professional Security Magazine (Online) has published an article on 'Drones in Security and Surveillance'. Read more

6th July 2019

The Justice Secretary, Rt Hon David Gauke, MP has confirmed plans to introduce ‘Helen’s Law', where murderers who fail to disclose the whereabouts of a victim’s body may spend longer in prison. Read more

Transform Justice has posted a blog entitled; '24 hours in police custody - at what cost?' Read more

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has delivered a speech to the Bar Council in Cardiff. Read more

5th July 2019

Europol and Eurojust have published a joint report on 'Common Challenges in Combating Cybercrime'. Read more

An Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) High-Level Discussion on 'Promoting the Role of Women in Addressing Environment and Security Challenges' is taking place in Vienna, Hofburg. Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that in a letter to The Times newspaper, 'eight of the most senior police officers from the last quarter century of UK policing have come together to warn the next Prime Minister of “perilously low expectations of the police today” following funding cuts and curbs to powers', which has been commented on by the Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and the Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW). Read more

Representatives from 46 Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) from across Eurpoe visited Europol in The Hague to discuss cooperation in the fight against money laundering and terrorism financing. Read more

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Sajid Javid, MP has said that 'places of worship and faith community centres can now apply for an increased pot of funding to improve their physical security against potential hate attacks'. Read more

The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner has commented on the exposure of United Kingdom's (UK's) largest modern slavery network. Read more

Ipsos MORI (Baverstock) has published a report on the expansion of data from video research. See Latest Reports

4th July 2019

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary (Winsor) has published a report entitled; 'State of Policing: The Annual Assessment of Policing in England and Wales 2018', which has been commented on by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the College of Policing (CoP), the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) Lead for Performance, the National Crime Agency (NCA), the Chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) and the Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW), and reported on by Police Professional (Online). See Latest Reports

The Home Affairs Committee has published the Government response to their report 'Policing for the Future'. See Latest Reports

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Sajid Javid, MP has met with his Turkish counterpart in Ankara to discuss 'joint efforts to tackle terrorism and organised immigration crime'. Read more

The Lord Chancellor, Rt Hon David Gauke, MP has delivered a speech at the Lord Mayor's Banquet 2019 in London, where he highlighted the 'importance of the Rule of Law and maintaining trust and confidence in our institutions'. Read more

The House of Commons Library has published a Commons Debate Pack on 'Dangerous Driving (e-petition 236952)'. Read more

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has posted a blog by Simon McDougall its Executive Director for Technology and Innovation on 'the progress made in developing the ICO approach to auditing Artificial Intelligence (AI)'. Read more

UKAuthority (UKA) has reported that 'Cumbria Constabulary has become the first police force to use the National Management Centre (NMC) for Cyber Security set up under the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC)'. Read more

3rd July 2019

The Sentencing Council has published new definitive guidelines for arson and criminal damage offences, which have been commented on by the Head of Policy and Communications at the Prison Reform Trust (PRT). Read more

The second annual Police Governance Summit 2019 is taking place (3rd & 4th Jully 2019) at the De Vere Staverton Estate Hotel, Daventry. Read more

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has posted a blog by Ali Shah its Head of Technology Policy on 'guidance on the use of cookies and similar technologies'. Read more

UKAuthority (UKA) has reported that the Police ICT Company has chosen three companies for places on its new Iris procurement framework. Read more

The University of Essex (Fussey & Murray) has published a report entitled; 'The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project' on Live Facial Recognition (LFR) technology that was trialled in London by the Metropolitan Police Service, which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online). See Latest Reports

The Fraud Advisory Panel has published a report entitled; 'Hidden in Plain Sight: Domestic Corruption, Fraud and the Integrity Deficit', which has been reported on by Professional Security Magazine (Online). See Latest Reports

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence and Security Studies (van der Vegt et al) has published a report entitled; 'Shedding Light on Terrorist and Extremist Content Removal'. See Latest Reports

The Home Office has published an updated version of the national standards for compliance and audit of law enforcement Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR). Read more

The House of Commons Library has published a Commons Debate Pack on the 'functioning of the existing law relating to assisted dying'. Read more

The Victims’ Commissioner has published her 'July 2019 Newsletter'. Read more

2nd July 2019

A College of Policing (CoP) Recognition of Prior Experience and Learning (RPEL) Awareness Event is taking place at the University of South Wales, Pontypridd. Read more

The INTERPOL World 2019 Event is taking place (2nd to 4th July 2019) in Singapore, which is 'a global co-creation event which engages the public and private sectors in dialogue, and fosters collaboration to counter future security and policing challenges'. Read more

Europol has launched the Joint Liaison Task Force on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (JLT-MS), which will 'allow liaison officers from all European Union Member States to step up the fight against constantly adapting criminal networks'. Read more

The British Society of Criminology (BSC) Conference 2019 is taking place (2nd to 5th July 2019) at the University of Lincoln on the theme of 'Public Criminologies: Community, Conflict and Justice'. Read more

The Forensic Science Regulator in association with the charity Crimestoppers has launched an Anonymous Reporting Line (0800 917 0967), which will allow 'forensic science professionals to raise concerns about service quality to the Forensic Science Regulator without revealing their identity'. Read more

The President of the Police Superintendents' Association (PSA) has posted a blog about 'the need for a strategic review of policing governance'. Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Daniel Moloney of the Institute for Public Safety, Crime and Justice (IPSCJ) on places of safety and the impact of banning the use of police cells on the policing of mental health. Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article on the CoPaCC 'PCCs and Statutory Transparency Report 2019'. Read more

The Information Commissioner has published a response to the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport consultation on the Online Harms White Paper. Read more

1st July 2019

The Police Superintendents’ Association (PSA) and the College of Policing (CoP) have launched a bespoke development programme for Police Public Protection and Safeguarding (PPS) Leads. Read more

The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) has published a report entitled; 'PCCs Making a Difference: Putting Victims First In Focus' and highlights how they are transforming the services provided for victims by 'putting them at the heart of the Criminal Justice System', which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online).  See Latest Reports

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published a report entitled; 'Missing Persons Data Report 2016/2017'. See Latest Reports

Durham University (McGlynn, Rackley & Johnson) has published a report entitled; 'Shattering Lives and Myths: A Report on Image-Based Sexual Abuse', which has been commented on by the Victims Commissioner (VC). See Latest Reports

Police Professional (Online) has reported that 'the number of threatening letters received by MPs has more than doubled since 2016 with concerns they are being increasingly targeted in connection with their views on Brexit'.  Read more

The Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has commented on Channel 4’s Dispatches programme and survey, which has disclosed a 'dramatic rise in assaults on police officers serving on the frontline'. Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Simon Hall the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PoliceBox on 'What role will cloud computing play in policing by 2025?' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Eamon Keating, Chairman of the Ministry of Defence Police Federation on 'the mental health of armed Ministry of Defence police officers'. Read more

28th June 2019

Claudia’s Law, which allows families to take over the affairs of missing loved ones will come into effect on 31st July 2019 and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has published a draft code of practice to provide assistance to applicants, guardians, organisations and courts when dealing with the affairs of missing people. See Latest Reports

The Comptroller and Auditor General of the National Audit Office (Davies) has published a report entitled; 'Tackling Serious and Organised Crime', which has been commented on by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) Leads for Serious Organised Crime and the National Crime Agency (NCA), and reported on by Police Professional (Online). See Latest Reports

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Sajid Javid, MP has responded to 'the conclusion of the first part of the inquests arising from the deaths in the London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack'. Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that 'the Body-worn video (BWV) camera manufacturer Axon has confirmed it will not be adding facial recognition technology to its products in the foreseeable future'. Read more

27th June 2019

The Biometrics Commissioner (Wiles) has published his Annual Report for 2018, which has been responded to by Her Majesty's Government (HMG). See Latest Reports

The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration (Bolt) has published his Annual Report for the Period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019. See Latest Reports

The Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales (Newlove) has published her Annual Report for 2018/19. See Latest Reports

Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence and Security Studies (Prince & Sullivan) has published a report entitled; 'The UK Cyber Strategy: Challenges for the Next Phase. See Latest Reports

The Information Commissioner (Denham) has published her Strategic Plan for 2019/20 to 2021/22. See Latest Reports

Europol has published its new European Union (EU) Terrorism Situation and Trend Report for 2019. Read more

Professional Security Magazine (Online) has published an article on the 'fall in forecourt crime'. Read more

26th June 2019

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Sajid Javid, MP has allocated a further £4.8 million to 'support projects that steer young people away from knife crime and serious violence'. Read more

The Justice Minister, Paul Maynard, MP and the Digital Secretary, Rt Hon Jeremy Wright, QC, MP have asked the Law Commission to review the current legislation in relation to 'the making and sharing of non-consensual intimate images', to ensure protections keep pace with emerging technology. Read more

Crest Advisory has published an article entitled; 'Five Lessons for PCCs and Policy Makers Who Want to Improve Outcomes for Women Offenders'. Read more

The Home Office has published the successful bids for the Early Intervention Youth Fund 2018-20. Read more

The Home Office has provided an update on the open consultation on the 'Online Harms White Paper'. Read more

Reform has published an artcile on 'Delivering Digital Courts'. Read more

25th June 2019

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence and Security Studies (Artingstall) has published a report entitled; 'Examining the Unknowns: Money-Laundering Risk in the UK Professional Services Sectors: Threats and Response'. See Latest Reports

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Sajid Javid, MP has delivered a speech at the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) 'How Safe are our Children?' Conference at the QE2 Centre, London. Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that new research has revealed that 'there has been a growth in the number of senior police leaders who come from independent schools and attended Oxbridge, a sign of stalling social mobility and division'. Read more

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has posted a blog by its Director of Data Protection Complaints and Compliance on 'supporting people accessing their data from the police'. Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Professor William Webster of the University of Stirling on 'surveillance cameras as part of the security landscape. Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by David Fortune, Director of Saher (UK) on mitigating risk and tackling the 'rise in rogue drone incursions'. Read more

Europol has published a paper entitled; 'What's on the Terrorists' Bookshelves?', which was presented at the 3rd Conference of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (ECTC) Advisory Network on Terrorism and Propaganda on 9th to 10th April 2019, at Europol Headquarters, The Hague. Read more

The UKAuthority (UKA) has reported that 'Police Scotland has launched its mobility programme, equipping officers with Samsung mobile phones and a digital notebook app to use on the beat'. Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Lucus Kolberg of FotoWare on managing the growing volume of digital evidence. Read more

The Victims' Commissioner, Dame Vera Baird has submitted a response to Justice Secretary, Rt Hon David Gauke, MP on the issue of 'Double Jeopardy'. Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that 'the Home Office has extended its deadline for completion of the much-delayed Emergency Services Network (ESN) by a year to December 2024'. Read more

Ipsos MORI has published an article by its researcher Daniel Pedley, which gives an 'insight into United Kingdom (UK) businesses' priorities and confidence on cyber security'. Read more

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has posted a blog on 'human bias and discrimination in Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems. Read more

24th June 2019

The Prison Reform Trust (PRT) has published a report on the facts and figures of admissions into prisons in England and Wales. See Latest Reports

The House of Commons Library has published a Commons Briefing Paper on 'Firearms'. Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Richard James, Managing Director of Intensive Engagement on 'community engagement'. Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Paul Berry of Sheffield Hallam University on 'police recruitment'. Read more

21st June 2019

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has held (20th June 2019) a High Level Inter Regional Conference in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, which focused on a ‘Whole-of-Society’ Approach to Prevent and Counter Violent Extremism and Radicalization that Lead to Terrorism (P/CVERLT). Read more

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) has met with three Advisory Groups on Financial Services, Internet Security and Communication Providers at Europol Headquarters, The Hague, The Netherlands to discuss the latest cyber-related threats and trends, including 5G. Read more

Europol has published its Consolidated Annual Activity Report (CAAR) 2018. Read more

The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) has published advice on how to 'Stay Safe Abroad this Summer'. Read more

INTERPOL's Project Stadia and the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) have held an incident management training course (18th to 21st June 2019) in Lyon, France to 'strengthen law enforcement and first responder standards in sport venue safety and security'. Read more

The 7th Meeting of the INTERPOL Anti-Transnational Financial Crime Working Group has taken place (18th to 20th June 2019) in Chongqing, China to 'discuss the global response to several types of fraud scams'. Read more

The Director of Threat Leadership at the National Crime Agency (NCA) has announced that the NCA is leading the criminal investigation into a recent cyber incident that has affected Eurofins Scientific and the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has provided information and guidance for victims and witnesses of crime related to the recent ransomware attack, which has been commented on by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) Lead for Forensics and the Deputy Commissioner for Operations at the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that the Howard League for Penal Reform (HLPR) has launched 'a major investigation into the links between crime and problem gambling'. Read more

20th June 2019

Today is World Refugee Day and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) has called on Governments to 'do more to ensure the primacy of human rights for all those seeking safety in our countries'. Read more

Today is also Surveillance Camera Day, which is endorsed by the National Security Inspectorate (NSI). Read more

The Surveillance Camera Commissioner has launched the first Secure by Default/Secure by Design minimum requirements for manufacturers of surveillance camera systems and components. Read more

The House of Lords Library has published Lords Library Notes on 'Knife Crime: Government Policy'. Read more

The Justice Secretary, Rt Hon David Gauke, MP has announced that 'vulnerable offenders will be offered targeted treatment under new plans designed to boost rehabilitation and reduce reoffending'. Read more

The Justice Minister, Paul Maynard, MP has announced that the Government is to provide £15m extra funding to improve more than 200 courts. Read more

The British Society of Criminology (BSC) has posted a blog by Dr Sarah Charman on 'Revisiting the ‘Blue Code of Silence’ in Policing'. Read more

The UKAuthority (UKA) has reported that 'the Home Office has added two years to its contract with Motorola Solutions under the Emergency Services Network (ESN) programme'. Read more

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has presented the results of the OSCE-Led 'Survey on the Well-being and Safety of Women' for Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH). Read more

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has produced a FedCast entitled; 'Politicians must change their relationship with policing'. Read more

The Home Office has published guidance on how to 'help family, friends, peers and the community surrounding victims of terrorism support someone who has been affected by a terrorist attack'. Read more