What's New (USW)

22nd November 2019

The University of South Wales (USW) has published an article by Professor Colin Rogers, Professor of Police Sciences at USW entitled; 'Facing up to the problem - Police use of facial recognition technology.' Read more

Professional Security Magazine (Online) has published an article by David Emm, Principal Security Researcher at Kaspersky on 'Black Friday cyber-attack victims.' Read more

21st November 2019

The INTERPOL Anti-Corruption and Asset Recovery Global Conference has taken place (18th to 20th November 2019) in Medellin, Colombia. Read more

The 2nd INTERPOL Digital Forensics on Shipborne Equipment Forum has taken place (4th to 8th November 2019) in Miami, United States of America (USA). Read more

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) is celebrating its centenary, which has been commneted on by the President of the Police Superintendents' Association (PSA) and the Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel, MP. Read more

The Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has welcomed an announcement by the Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel, MP, 'which could hand two-year jail sentences to violent offenders who attack police officers.' Read more

The Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has said that 'a public inquiry into policing is long overdue and demanded an end to what he called the “postcode lottery of funding” for police forces.' Read more

The Home Office has published updated guidance for young people on 'Indecent Images of Children.' Read more

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has posted a blog by Gill Bull, the ICO’s Director of Freedom of Information Complaints and Compliance entitled; 'Access to Information in Turbulent Times.' Read more

Professional Security Magazine (Online) has published an article by Fredrik Forslund of Blancco on 'sanitising data.' Read more

20th November 2019

Europol has hosted the Second European Youth Day at its Headquarters, The Hague, The Netherlands. Read more

The Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has announced that the Federation has agreed to allocate an additional £375,000 to the Welfare Support Program. Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Dr Will Jackson, Senior Lecturer in Criminology at Liverpool John Moores University entitled; 'Fracking: How the police response is threatening the right to protest.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Police Sergeant Darren Moor of Kent Police entitled; 'How To Survive Your Police Career – a practical guide for the 24/7 bobby.' Read more

19th November 2019

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Nina Champion, Director of the Criminal Justice Alliance and Phil Bowen, Director of the Centre for Justice Innovation on the Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) Election in May 2020. Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Tina Orr Munro, Editor of PolicingInsight entitled; 'Icelandic approach: Police and hospital data-sharing system boosts efficiency and saves time.' Read more

18th November 2019

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) (Boag-Munroe) has published its 'Pay and Morale Survey 2019: Headline Statistics: October 2019', which has bee reported on by Police Professional (Online). See Latest Reports

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has posted a blog by Simon McDougall, Executive Director of Technology Policy and Innovation at the ICO entitled; 'Data ethics and the digital economy.' Read more

17th November 2019

This week (17th to 23rd November 2019) is International Fraud Awareness Week 2019, which has been commented on by Perpetuity Research (PR). Read more

15th November 2019

The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) has published guidance for candidates in the General Election entitled; 'Joint Guidance for Candidates in Elections: When it Goes Too Far', which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online). See Latest Reports

The Home Office has updated its open consultation on 'Strengthening Police Powers to Tackle Unauthorised Encampments.' Read more

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) has published its annual hate crime dataset for OSCE participating States. Read more

Professional Security Magazine (Online) has published an article by Marcus Harvey of Targus entitled; 'Predictions for 2020: Technology Game-Changers.' Read more

Transform Justice (TJ) has posted a blog entitled; 'Should we be imprisoning people for forgetting to turn up to court?' Read more

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has published a 'Joint Communiqué from the foreign affairs ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS.' Read more

14th November 2019

The Centre for Social Justice has published its Annual Report 2018/19. See Latest Reports

The Home Office has published a statistical bulletin on the potential victims of modern slavery entitled; 'National Referral Mechanism Statistics: Quarter 2 2019 - April to June.' See Latest Reports

The Home Office has also published a statistical bulletin on the potential victims of modern slavery entitled; 'National Referral Mechanism Statistics: UK, Quarter 3 2019 - July to September.' See Latest Reports

The  Ministry of Justice has published the Criminal Justice Statistics for England and Wales, July 2018 to June 2019. See Latest Reports

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has published a report entitled; 'Calling Time on Business Crime', which has been reported on by the Professional Security Magazine (Online). See Latest Reports

13th November 2019

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has published guidance on how to apply to become a magistrate. Read more

12th November 2019

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

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence and Security Studies (Moiseienko) has published a report entitled; 'Play Your Cards Right: Preventing Criminal Abuse of Online Gambling.' See Latest Reports

The Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation (IRTL) has published his 'Response to the Sentencing Council Consultation on Terrorism Offences Guideline.' Read more

The nine European Union (EU) Justice and Home Affairs Agencies have marked the 10-year Anniversary of the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights by 'pledging to continue to respect and promote fundamental rights' throughout their work. Read more

The Head of Counter Terrorism Policing has encouraged editors of the United Kingdom's (UK’s) media to 'help him build a partnership which could reduce the threat of terrorism to the UK.' Read more

The Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has addressed the Association of Muslim Police (AMP) Annual Meeting and welcomed the prospect of 'closer working between the organisations.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Dr Jill Russell, Military Historian and Independent Consultant on the 'Hong Kong Protests' and the 'history and politics in public order policing.' Read more

11th November 2019

The British Consulate General Melbourne has published an updated article entitled; 'AI: Beware the Robots' on the 'Changing Role of Technology in a Digital World.' Read more

Professional Security Magazine (Online) has published an article by Andy Pearch, Head of Information Assurance (IA) Services at CORVID entitled; 'Five emails you don’t want in your inbox.' Read more

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published the third issue of its magazine 'SARs in Action.' See Latest Reports

Crest Advisory has published an article by Professor Nick Hardwick, Professor of Criminal Justice at Royal Holloway University of London entitled; 'Tragedy of youth justice chaos despite fall in offending.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Chief Inspector Martin Gallagher, Deputy Business Lead for Police Scotland's Mobile Working Project entitled; 'A revolution akin to the police radio? Mobile working arrives in Police Scotland.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Dr Steve Watts, Director of CoPaCC on the 'growing understanding of the importance of embedding Evidence Based Policing in wider law enforcement activity.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Professor Rick Sarre, Dean of Law at the University of South Australia entitled; 'Does routine arming of the police make the officers and the public safer?' Read more

PoliceOne.com has published an article Ron LaPedis a Security Professional on how 'combining virtual with physical training will enhance the learning process and improve officer safety.' Read more

10th November 2019

Transform Justice (TJ) has posted a blog entitled; 'Living in limbo – police bail yesterday and RUI today.' Read more

9th November 2019

The Security Service MI5 has marked the 30th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Read more

8th November 2019

The Information Commissioner (IC) has invited views on the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) being granted access to investigation and other associated powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) 2002. Read more

The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) has published an article entitled; 'Positively influencing individuals during organisational change.' Read more

The 1st Specialized Expert Group Meeting on International Police Cooperation has taken place (4th to 7th November 2019) in Lyon to 'review and share best practices to mitigate potential threats facing major sporting events.' Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that 'researchers from the University of Surrey have developed a new ‘ultra-fast’ method to detect materials that could be used by terrorists to build explosives.' Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that 'the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has demanded a new statutory code to govern the police use of “invasive” facial recognition technology, which it says is a potential threat to the public’s privacy.' Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that 'South Yorkshire Police and Humberside Police are the first forces to go live with the CONNECT Partner Problem Solving System.' Read more

7th November 2019

The National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) has asked the business community to support their campaign to 'help keep crowded places safe over the festive period.' Read more

The Home Office Counting Rules (HOCR) for recorded crime have been updated for November 2019. Read more

Europol and the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) have formally signed an agreement to 'further increase cooperation in fighting infringements of intellectual property rights, both online and offline.' Read more

Public Health England (PHE) has published statistics on alcohol and drug misuse treatment for adults from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS). Read more

The College of Policing (CoP) has published 'the latest figures for the Police Barred List as part of its commitment to transparency.' Read more

The Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has published an article entitled; 'We can’t remove stress in policing, but we can talk about it more.' Read more

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust (SLT) has launched a 'Personal Safety Charter' to keep employees safer. Read more

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) 'Behavioural Analytics Phase 1 Showcase' event is taking place at the Steam Museum, Swindon. Read more

The Dominican Republic authorities have made INTERPOL databases accessible at national borders so that 'officers can screen people, goods, vehicles and vessels against millions of INTERPOL records.' Read more

6th November 2019

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Andrew Lea, Head of Policing for KPMG in the United Kingdom (UK) on the 'Future of Policing' and Human Resources (HR). Read more

Ipsos MORI has launched Ipsos.Digital, its fully automated research platform, which offers clients 'fast, simplified access to global research capabilities and insights.' Read more

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

4th November 2019

The Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy has published a report entitled; 'Revisiting the UK’s National Security Strategy: The National Security Capability Review and the Modernising Defence Programme: Government Response to the Committee’s Fourth Report of Session 2017–19.' See Latest Reports

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has published a report entitled; 'Cyber Security Incentives and Regulation Review 2020: Call for Evidence' and launched a Call for Evidence on improving cyber security across the economy. See Latest Reports

The College of Policing (CoP) (Fitzhugh et al) has published a report entitled; 'Mindfulness in Policing: A Randomised Controlled Trial of Two Online Mindfulness Resources Across Five Forces in England and Wales.' See Latest Reports

The Head of Counter Terrorism Policing, Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu has announced that 'the United Kingdom (UK) threat level from terrorism has been reduced to Substantial - meaning an attack is likely.' Read more

Europol’s European Cybercrime Centre (EC3) has published a strategic report entitled; 'Spear Phishing: A Law Enforcement and Cross-Industry Perspective.' Read more

The Government has responsed to Recommendation 3 of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) report of the 9 May 2019 in relation to Anglican Church Case Studies. Read more

The Police ICT Company’s Board of Directors has 'appointed Northamptonshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner, Stephen Mold, as its new Chair with immediate effect.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Shane Mallory, Consultant and Lecturer on 'the notion of 'security' as a concept rather than a reality.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Paul Kennedy, Strategic Advisor, Police and Technology on 'the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation for policing and whether the service is positioned to embrace new technologies.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Dr Roy Bailey, University of Portsmouth on 'Police and Crime Panels.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Tony Porter, Independent Surveillance Camera Commissioner (ISCC) on 'Automatic Facial Recognition Regulation.' Read more

Professional Security Magazine (Online) has reported that researchers from the Centre for Transport and Logistics (CENTRAL) at Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) are leading a new United Kingdom (UK) academic project; RESilient Emergency Preparedness for Natural Disaster Response through Operational Research (RESPOND-OR), which will look at 'emergency response management, and develop methods to overcome such emergencies as floods and earthquakes.' Read more

3rd November 2019

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel, MP has announced that the Government will launch a consultation on 'proposals to give police new powers to arrest and seize the property and vehicles of trespassers who set up unauthorised caravan sites.' Read more

1st November 2019

The House of Commons Transport Committee has published a report entitled; 'Road Safety: Driving While Using a Mobile Phone: Government Response to the Committee’s Twelfth Report of Session 2017–19', which has been commented on by the Transport Committee (TC) and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) Lead for Road Safety. See Latest Reports

The British Consulate General in Melbourne has published an article on 'The Changing Role of Technology in a Digital World.' Read more

The Information Commissioner (IC) has posted a blog entitled; 'Live facial recognition technology – police forces need to slow down and justify its use' which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online) and UKAuthority (UKA). Read more

The Bristish Society of Criminology (BSC) has posted a blog by Dr David Churchill and Dr Henry Yeomans, University of Leeds and Dr Paul Lawrence, Open University entitled; 'The Uses of Historical Criminology.' Read more

The House of Commons Library has published a Commons Debate Pack on the 'Prevention of Retail Crime.' Read more

Third Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)-Wide Seminar on Passenger Data Exchange has taken place (31st October & 1st November 2019) in Vienna on 'how to counter the risks posed by returned foreign terrorist fighters.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Dr Lee J. Curley, Open University and Dr James Munro, Edinburgh Napier University on the impact of bias on forensic evidence and 'the role psychology can play in understanding it.' Read more

Transform Justice (TJ) has posted a blog entitled; 'Digital court reform: the risks of user testing.' Read more

31st October 2019

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has published its '2019 Value for Money Profiles.' Read more

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has published a report entitled; 'Inter-Rater Reliability of the Extremism Risk Guidelines 22+ (ERG 22+). See Latest Reports

The House of Commons Justice Committee has published a report entitled; 'Prison Governance.' See Latest Reports

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has published a statistical bulletin entitled; 'Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements: Annual Report 2018/19.' See Latest Reports

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has published a report entitled; 'Responding to Human Rights Judgments: Report to the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the Government’s Response to Human Rights Judgments 2018-2019.'  See Latest Reports

Europol has organised 'Exercise CyLEEx19', which is the first cyber law enforcement exercise of its kind, to test the European Union (EU) Law Enforcement Emergency Response Protocol (LEERP) in a simulated environment. Read more

Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, has hosted the 24th International Border Police Conference (IBPC). Read more

INTERPOL has organised a Project Kalkan Meeting in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, which brought together terrorism experts in order to 'share best practice and identify information gaps.' Read more

Ipsos MORI has published an article highlighting its recent ‘Human + Machine’ Event at the Science Museum, London. Read more

30th October 2019

The Home Office has published a report by the University of Bristol (Hester et al) entitled; 'The Nature and Prevalence of Prostitution and Sex Work in England and Wales Today.' See Latest Reports

The Security Minister, Rt Hon Brandon Lewis, CBE, MP has delivered a speech at the Policy Exchange on 'Security and Crime After Brexit: Keeping Britain Safe.' Read more

29th October 2019

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel, MP has announced a new review that will enhance the response to Serious and Organised Crime and will 'identify ways of bolstering the response to threats such as county lines, people trafficking and drugs', which has been commented on by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) Leads for Serious and Organised Crime, and reported on by Police Professional (Online). Read more

The Secretary of State for Justice, Rt Hon Robert Buckland, QC, MP and the Solicitor General, Rt Hon Michael Ellis, QC, MP have announced that a further 14 offences have been added to the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme, which means that 'criminals convicted of stalking, harassment, child sexual abuse and other sex offences could see their sentences increased.' Read more

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) has said that the blame culture change in policing 'needs everyone’s backing,' Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that 'a pioneering scheme that has successfully steered dozens of young people in Glasgow away from a life of crime is to be rolled out to three more cities.' Read more

Europol and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to 'reinforce cooperation in the fight against corruption in sports.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Richard Battams, Senior Project Manager and Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner on 'Police and Fire Governance.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Shane Mallory, Consultant and Lecturer on 'Police Culture.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Dr Kath Murray, a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh on the 'policing the gender identity debate.' Read more

28th October 2019

The INTERPOL Global Congress on Chemical Security and Emerging Threats is taking place (28th to 31st October 2019) in Lyon, France, which will 'explore evolving threats, non-state actor procurement tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs), recent incidents of chemical and explosives terrorism, and effective detection, prevention and mitigation techniques.' Read more

The House of Commons Home Affairs Committee has launched an inquiry into the role and remit of the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), which has been commented on by the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) Lead for Conduct and Performance and reported on by Police Professional (Online). Read more

The Prisons Minister, Lucy Frazer, QC, MP has announced 'a new digital forensics unit and expanded digital investigations team', which will 'crack down on criminal activity involving devices smuggled into jail.' Read more

The House of Commons Library has published a report on 'Hate Crime Statistics.' Read more

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Youth Forum is taking place (28th & 29th October 2019) in Bratislava, Slovakia. Read more

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has launched a consultation on the Accountability Toolkit. Read more

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has published an article by Simon McDougall, ICO Executive Director for Technology and Innovation on the ICO Artificial Intelligence (AI) Auditing Framework. Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that 18 current and former Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) have written to the Justice Secretary, Rt Hon Robert Buckland, QC, MP calling for 'an inquiry into the impact of the current law on assisted dying.' Read more

The Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats (CREST) has published an article entitled; 'Developing an Evidenced-Based Approach to Enhance Recall of Intelligence.' Read more

Crest Advisory has publushed an article entitled; 'Why is it taking the police longer to investigate crime? Crest's approach to quantifying complexity.' Read more

Professional Security Magazine (Online) has published an article by Sam Bakken of OneSpan entitled; 'Behavioural biometrics against financial fraud.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Dr Jamie Walvisch, Monash University, Dr Kelly Richards, Queensland University of Technology and Dr Lorana Bartels, Australian National University on 'Three ways to help sex offenders safely reintegrate back into the community.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Dr Dev Maitra, University of Suffolk on how 'a better understanding of the 2011 riots could help tackle serious youth violence.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Andrew Staniforth of PolicingInsight on how 'Policing has yet to realise the full potential of social media.' Read more

Professional Security Magazine (Online) has published an article by Robert Hall of Resilience First entitled; 'Reach for the grab bag.' Read more

27th October 2019

Today is National Mentoring Day 2019. Read more

The Police Superintendents’ Association (PSA) has published its Annual Report for 2018/19. See Latest Reports

26th October 2019

Transform Justice (TJ) has posted a blog entitled; 'Out of court and out of mind.' Read more

25th October 2019

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Knife Crime has published a report entitled; 'Back to School? Breaking the Link Between School Exclusions and Knife Crime.' See Latest Reports

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published its Hate Crime Report for 2018-19. See Latest Reports

The House of Commons Justice Committee has published a report entitled; 'Transforming Rehabiliation: Follow-up: Government Response to the Committee’s Nineteenth Report of Session 2017-19.' See Latest Reports

Her Majesty's Government has published the 'Serious and Organised Crime (SOC) Local Partnerships Bulletin: August 2019.' See Latest Reports

The Third Annual SIRIUS Conference has taken place (23rd & 24th October 2019) at Europol’s Headquarters, The Hague, The Netherlands to 'address issues and challenges when conducting Internet-based investigations.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Andrew Staniforth of PolicingInsight on how the European Union (EU) is continuing to struggle to 'prevent organised criminals exploiting Europe's frictionless borders.' Read more

The Police Superintendents' Association (PSA) has launched Project Cadmium 2, which builds on Project Cadmium 1 and is the Association’s work to 'develop changes that support compliance with Working Time Regulations, 1998, and the wellbeing of Superintendents.' Read more

Ipsos MORI has published an article on 'Why Face-to-Face Data Collection Still Matters.' Read more

24th October 2019

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has published an inspection report entitled; 'Cyber: Keep the Light On: An Inspection of the Police Response to Cyber-Dependent Crime', which has been commented on by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) Lead for Cyber Crime. See Latest Reports

The Home Office has published statistics and a statistical bulletin entitled; 'Police Powers and Procedures, England and Wales, Year Ending 31 March 2019.' See Latest Reports

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has published statistics entitled; 'Knife and Offensive Weapon Sentencing Statistics, England and Wales –Year Ending June 2019.' See Latest Reports

The Commission on Justice in Wales (Thomas) has published a report entitled; 'Justice in Wales for the People of Wales', which has been commented on by the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) Lead for Wales. See Latest Reports

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) Lead for Conduct and Performance has said that in relation to complaints against police officers, there is a 'need for a statutory time limit on such investigations, as well as new powers for Police and Crime Commissioners to review or halt prosecutions', which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online). Read more

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Mediterranean Partnership has met in Tirana, Albania to discuss 'countering terrorism, violent extremism and radicalization that leads to terrorism; youth participation and engagement; and economic connectivity.' Read more

The 3rd ENISA - Europol Internet of Things (IoT) Security Conference is taking place (24th & 25th October 2019) in Athens, Greece and is focusings on 'the cybersecurity of Internet of Things and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI). Read more

Professional Security Magazine (Online) has published an article by Andy Pearch of cyber security company CORVID on 'ten common security mistakes.' Read more

Professional Security Magazine (Online) has also published an article by Terry Ray of Imperva entitled; 'AI Cybercrime is Coming.' Read more

23rd October 2019

The House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee (HSCC) has published a 'Drugs Policy', which has been commented on by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) Lead for Alcohol and Substance Misuse. See Latest Reports

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published its Annual Review for 2019, which has been reported on by Professional Security Magazine (Online). See Latest Reports

The Charity Commission for England and Wales has published a report entitled; 'Preventing Charity Cybercrime: Insights+Action.' See Latest Reports

The Victims' Commissioner has published a report entitled; 'Struggling for Justice: Entitlements and Experiences of Bereaved Families Following Homicide Abroad.' See Latest Reports

Perpetuity Research (Gill et al) has published a report entitled; 'The Evolution of Physical Security Measures: Assessing the Benefits and Implications of Using More Advanced Technologies.' See Latest Reports

The Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence and Security Studies (Braw) has published a report entitled; 'Competitive National Service: How the Scandinavian Model Can Be Adapted by the UK.' See Latest Reports

The Minister for Crime, Policing and the Fire Service, Kit Malthouse, MP has announced an United Kingdom (UK) wide summit focused on 'tackling problem drug use that will bring together a variety of experts from across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.' Read more

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) Post Incident Procedures (PIPs) Seminar is taking place (23rd & 24th October 2019) in Warwickshire. Read more

Crest Advisory has published an article by Harvey Redgrave, Chief Executive Officer and Senior Fellow at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change entitled; 'Latest crime figures lay bare the opportunity cost of Brexit.' Read more

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has posted a blog by Simon Reader, Senior Policy Officer at the ICO on 'Data Protection Impact Assessments and Artificial Intelligence (AI).' Read more

22nd October 2019

The deadline for the submission of the Tilley Awards 2019-20 Applictaion Form is noon on the 28th October 2019. Read more

The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) has published a report entited; 'PCCs Making A Difference: Prevention In Focus' and PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Tina Orr Munro, Editor of PolicingInsight on the report. See Latest Reports

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel, MP has announced that 'a public inquiry will be established to investigate the deaths of the victims of the 2017 Manchester Arena attack.' Read more

The Sentencing Council has launched a public consultation on 'revisions to some of the current sentencing guidelines for terrorism offences in England and Wales.' Read more

The International Law Enforcement Intellectual Property Crime Conference is taking place (22nd & 23rd October 2019) in Cape Town, South Africa. Read more

The House of Commons Library has published a Commons Debate Pack on the 'Sexual and criminal exploitation of missing looked after children.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Tina Orr Munro, Editor of PolicingInsight on the 'War on Drugs.' Read more

21st October 2019

Public Health England (PHE) (Bath) has published a resource for local system leaders in England on preventing serious violence entitled; 'A Whole-System Multi-Agency Approach to Serious Violence Prevention.' See Latest Reports

Her Majesty's Government has published the United Kingdom (UK) Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Strategy, which has been commented on by Professional Security Magazine (Online). See Latest Reports

The Government has also announced that it will also develop a new 'Mobile Counter-Drone Unit' to be deployed to drone-related incidents and major events across the United Kingdom (UK) as part of the Government’s UK Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Strategy. Read more

This week (21st to 25th October 2019) is Charity Fraud Awareness Week 2019, which has been reported on by Professional Security Magazine (Online). Read more

INTERPOL and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have held a workshop (8th & 9th October 2019) in Algiers, Algeria to 'strengthen Algeria’s fight against competition manipulation and corruption.' Read more

The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Secretariat and Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, have agreed to 'strengthen their co-operation in combating cross-border crime.' Read more

The Information Commissioner (IC) has posted a blog entitled; 'Global Collaboration and How it Helps the UK.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Tina Orr Munro, Editor of PolicingInsight on 'Road Safety.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has also published an article by Shane Mallory, Consultant and Lecturer on 'Police Culture.' Read more

18th October 2019

The Business Secretary, Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom, MP has announced that British businesses and the public will be better protected from 'hostile cyber-attacks and online threats like disinformation and cyber-bullying through a new Government-backed partnership with industry', which has been reported on by Professional Security Magazine (Online). Read more

Today is Anti-Slavery Day 2019 and the Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel, MP has pledged to 'consign modern slavery to the history books' and is urging the public to 'play their part in stamping out this barbaric practice.' Read more

The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC) (Thornton) has also published her Strategic Plan for 2019-2021 and has given an interview to Sky News. See Latest Reports

TechUK has published a report entitled; 'Digitally Enabled Public Safety: Harnessing the Power of Tech to Tackle Violent Crime', which has been reported on by UKAuthority (UKA). See Latest Reports

Europol has published an article entitled; 'Crime has no gender: Meet Europe’s most wanted female fugitives' and is inviting the public to identify Europe's most wanted fugitives. Read more

The Home Office has published the successful bids for the Anti-Knife Crime Community Fund 2019 to 2020. Read more

Professional Security Magazine (Online) has published an article by George McGregor, Vice President of Imperva on mitigating Distributed-Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attacks. Read more

The College of Policing (CoP) is asking police officers, staff and the public for their views on proposed updates to national guidance to 'help forces investigate hate crime and keep vulnerable people safe.' Read more

The Home Secretary, Rt Hon Priti Patel, MP has announced that the United Kingdom (UK) is to host the '93rd Interpol General Assembly' in 2024. Read more

The House of Commons Library has published a Commons Briefing Paper on 'Undercover policing in England and Wales.' Read more

The 88th INTERPOL General Assembly in Santiago, Chile has set a roadmap for global policing, including 'I-Core', a new programme to 'design INTERPOL’s future portfolio of services for exchanging police data, information and investigative leads.' Read more

Experts at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence and Security Studies have welcomed the renewed global commitment to 'combating the illegal wildlife trade by the Financial Action Task Force, the intergovernmental body dedicated to combating money laundering.' Read more

Transform Justice (TJ) has posted a blog entitled; 'There is no justice without independent and unafraid judges.' Read more

17th October 2019

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) - 'Crime in England and Wales: Year Ending June 2019', which has been commented on by the Association for Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) Lead for Performance, the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) Lead for Crime and the Chair of the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW). Read more

The Home Office has published the 'Crime Outcomes in England and Wales, Year to June 2019: Data Tables.' Read more

The Home Office has published the 'Police Recorded Crime and Outcomes Open Data Tables.' Read more

Her Majesty's Government has published the 2019 United Kingdom (UK) Annual Report on Modern Slavery. See Latest Reports

The Suzy Lamplugh Trust has published its 'Impact Report 2017-2019.' See Latest Reports

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has updated its guidance to 'help police tackle moped crime more safely.' Read more

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has expanded its guidance on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) to 'help prosecutors and police successfully bring more perpetrators to justice', which has been reported on by Police Professional (Online). Read more

The Home Office has published the Stop and Search ‘Section 60’ pilot: Equality Impact Assessments. Read more

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published its 'Senior Leadership Structure.' Read more

16th October 2019

The Minister for Crime, Policing and the Fire Service, Kit Malthouse, MP has honoured volunteers at the Lord Ferrers awards. Read more

The Police Superintendents’ Association (PSA) has released a film to promote the importance of diversity within policing. Read more

The Sentencing Council has published new guidelines to be used by judges and magistrates in England and Wales, when sentencing offenders convicted of 'public order offences.' Read more

UKAuthority (UKA) has published an article by Kristian Thyregod, Director of Silver Peak on 'harnessing SD-WAN [Software Defined-Wide Area Network] for intelligent networks.' Read more

The INTERPOL General Assembly, meeting in Santiago, Chile has voted to appoint Jürgen Stock to a second term as the Secretary General of INTERPOL. Read more

15th October 2019

The Home Office has published a statistical bulletin on Hate Crime in England and Wales for 2018/19, which has been commented on by the College of Policing (CoP) Lead for Crime and Criminal Justice, the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) and Association for Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) Leads for Hate Crime, and reported on by Police Professional (Online). See Latest Reports

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has published a report entitled; 'Police Complaints: Statistics for England and Wales 2018/19', which has been commneted on by the Association for Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) Lead for Transparency and Integrity, and the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) Lead for Conduct and Performance, and reported on by Police Professional (Online). See Latest Reports

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has published guidance entitled; 'County Lines Exploitation: Practice Guidance for YOTs and Frontline Practitioners.' See Latest Reports

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has published a report entitled; 'Response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights Fifteenth Report of Session 2017–19: Proposal for a Draft Human Rights Act 1998 (Remedial) Order 2019.' See Latest Reports

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has published the proposed 'Prisoners (Disclosure of Information About Victims) Bill.' See Latest Reports

The Home Office has published a series of Police recorded crime and outcomes open data table. Read more

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published an article by Fiyaz Mugal, Co-Chair of the CPS Community Accountability Forum and founder of TellMAMA on 'building trust through tackling hate crime.' Read more

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has posted a blog by Dr Reuben Binns, an ICO Research Fellow in Artificial Intelligence (AI) on 'enabling access, erasure, and rectification rights in AI systems.' Read more

The 88th INTERPOL General Assembly is taking place (15th to 18th October 2019) in Santiago, Chile. Read more

The Lone Worker Safety Conference and Exhibition is taking place in London. Read more

Police Professional (Online) has reported that 'South Wales Police and Gwent Police have become the first Welsh forces to use mobile fingerprint technology on the streets.' Read more

Police Professional (Online) has also reported that 'the number of criminal cases collapsing as a result of failures to disclose evidence to defence lawyers has more than doubled in the past four years.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Dr Roy Bailey, University of Portsmouth on 'Police and Crime Panels.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has also published an article by Dr John Coyne, Australian Strategic Policy Institute on 'organised crime in Australia.' Read more

The Victims’ Commissioner’s (VC's) Advisory Group met for the first time on 14th October 2019. Read more

14th October 2019

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has published data tables; 'Estimating the extent of repeat and multiple victimisation using the Crime Survey for England and Wales.' Read more

The Prime Minister's Office has published the 'Queen's Speech 2019: Her Majesty’s Most Gracious Speech to Both Houses of Parliament', which has been commented on by the Chair of the Association for Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC). Read more

The House of Commons Library has published a Commons Briefing Paper on the 'Serious Violence Bill 2019-20.' Read more

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has called for ‘stigmatising’ mental health laws to be overhauled. Read more

The Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner (IASC) has spoken to the Sunday Post about 'the reality of modern slavery today and the role the public can play in trying to stop human trafficking.' Read more

The Police Superintendents’ Association (PSA) has shared the results of its members' Personal  Resilience Survey 2019. Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Tina Orr Munro, Editor of PolicingInsight on 'Stop and Search.' Read more

PolicingInsight (Online) has published an article by Professor Max Abbott, Auckland University of Technology on a new law passed in New Zealand, which 'promises to decriminalise drug use in favour of a public health approach.' Read more