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Tributes to brave PC killed protecting public from attack

Date posted: April 20, 2017

Tributes have been paid to Met Police officer PC Keith Palmer – bravely killed on duty in London protecting Parliament from a terrorist attack. PC Keith Palmer – a member of the Parliamentary and Diplomatic Protection Command – was 48 years old, had 15 years’ service and was a husband and a father. PC Palmer…

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Officers are warned not to fall foul of data laws

Date posted: April 20, 2017

Police officers are persistently falling foul of data protection laws and ending up either in court or at a misconduct hearing, the Police Federation of England and Wales has warned. “Computer misuse is a serious issue and if officers commit data protection breaches – outside of lawful policing purposes – they are likely to face…

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Lack of detectives means the service faces a ‘national crisis’

Date posted: April 20, 2017

The shortage of detectives across England and Wales is a “national crisis”, according to HM Inspectorate of Constabulary. A HMIC report said victims of crime were being let down, emergency calls downgraded and investigations shelved by forces. HM Inspector Zoe Billingham said she was “raising a red flag” to warn forces about the impact on…

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‘Advanced’ PC pilot is started

Date posted: April 20, 2017

A pilot of “Advanced Practitioner Police Constables” has begun in eight forces in England and Wales – although West Yorkshire is not one of those taking part. Advanced practitioner constables will take on more complex work, which would be similar to the lowest levels of the sergeant rank, according to the College of Policing. Officers…

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