Children’s Society worker wins ‘Commanders Commendation’ for tackling child sexual exploitation

Children’s Society worker wins ‘Commanders Commendation’ for tackling child sexual exploitation

An employee from The Children’s Society has been given the ‘Commanders OCU Commendation’ police award, for her exceptional work raising awareness in child sexual and criminal exploitation.   Lucy Belcher, a Disrupting Exploitation Worker of the national charity, was presented her achievement by Craig Turner, British Metropolitan Police’s Detective Superintendent, at...

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An evening with Kensington’s coppers

An evening with Kensington’s coppers

There are a slew of misconceptions about working as a reporter in Kensington & Chelsea. These misconceptions tend to be prefaced with ‘it must be boring because…’ before participants select from a drop-down list of options ranging from the a) political (‘all residents are raging Thatcherites’) to the b) socio-economic...

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Grenfell: Proposals to keep police station open amid London counter closures

Grenfell: Proposals to keep police station open amid London counter closures

Over half of London’s police front counters will close, leaving one 24-hour police counter in each borough, Mayor Sadiq Khan announced today. The decision was made in order to save £8 million, the equivalent of the cost of 140 police constables. The cuts are part of an effort to maintain...

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More Soldiers to be deployed in the UK following Manchester terror attack

More Soldiers to be deployed in the UK following Manchester terror attack

More British Soldiers are to be deployed around British landmarks and sporting events following the recent Manchester terror attack that killed 22 people. Prime Minister Theresa May has since said that intelligence and security services had raised the UK terrorism threat from severe to critical, the highest level since 2007....

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Met Police do ‘Mannequin Challenge’

Met Police do ‘Mannequin Challenge’

Following its increasing popularity online, the Met police have recorded their own mannequin challenge in an attempt to tackle drunk driving. The minute long video circles a car accident whereby the driver is visibly shaken up and the victim is receiving medical attention. The final clip showcases the driver blowing...

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New police training set to eradicate prejudice in stop and searches

New police training set to eradicate prejudice in stop and searches

The College of Policing is launching new guidelines on stop and search protocol today. Police will have to complete an online course and an exam which will test when they should use the powers and challenge any ‘unconscious bias’ they have. The new online course and recording standards have been...

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Hate crime up 15 percent post Brexit vote

Hate crime up 15 percent post Brexit vote

Data from police forces around the UK has revealed a surge in hate crime since June last year with a 44 percent increase reported on public transport. While the greatest increase was seen in crimes based on religion and race, however, the trend was also reflected in crimes against members...

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Westminster Council to scrap CCTV network

Westminster Council plans to end support for its ageing CTTV network this September. The planned switch off will cover several of London’s busiest areas, including the West End.   The council has  justified the controversial decision not to renew the CCTV network, citing funding pressures and research showing it is...

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Half of Met Police don’t actually live in London

Half of Met Police don’t actually live in London

Green Assembly member and former candidate for London Mayor, Sian Berry, has today released a report highlighting the fact that half of London’s police officers do not actually live in the city.   The report, which includes a borough-by-borough breakdown, reveals that despite recent initiatives to recruit more officers from...

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Era of Bobbies on the Beat is at an end, declare senior officers

Two of the country’s most senior police officers have signalled that the era of routine patrols by ‘bobbies on the beat’ has come to an end, as they “do not prevent crime” and “do not make the public feel safer”. The comments were made by the chairwoman of the National...

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