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IPCC to be renamed Office for Police Conduct

Date posted: April 7, 2016

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) will be reformed and renamed to “improve efficiency, drive more effective governance and make it more responsive to the public”, the Home Secretary has announced. Theresa May has concluded that “the IPCC’s existing governance model is no longer suitable for the expanding organisation and in light of its enhanced…

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Candidates line up for the second ever PCC elections

Date posted: April 7, 2016

On Thursday 5 May voters in West Yorkshire will vote to decide who will be their next local police and crime commissioner. After three and a half years in the position, the Labour Party’s Mark Burns-Williamson is standing for a second term. A former Chairman of the Association of Police Authorities, Mr Burns-Williamson has promised…

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West Yorkshire Police officers owed 8,115 cancelled rest days.

Date posted: April 7, 2016

Police forces in England and Wales owe their officers 1,117 years of rest days. The service currently owes constables, sergeants, inspectors and chief inspectors 407,698 rest days that have been cancelled by their force. And the staggering figure – revealed by a Freedom of Information Act Request – will in fact be much, much higher…

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Officers and staff commended at Kirklees District Commander’s Awards.

Date posted: April 7, 2016

Police officers who have gone the extra mile to keep the communities of Kirklees safe have been commended at the Kirklees District Commander’s Awards. The event was held at Huddersfield University with the awards presented by Kirklees District Commander Ch Supt Steve Cotter. CSO Melanie Towers received an award, alongside PC James Berriman, for their…

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