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Home Office has made 'slow progress' in deporting criminals
Despite increased resources and tougher powers, the Home Office has made slower progress than expected in managing foreign national offenders (FNOs) in the UK and in removing them to their home countries, the National Audit Office (NAO) has concluded.
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Judicial review launched against Fiona Woolf appointment
A victim of historical child sexual abuse has launched a legal challenge against the choice of Fiona Woolf as the chair of the inquiry investigating allegations of widespread child abuse, according to reports.
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Surveillance camera use must be proportionate says ICO
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has warned CCTV operators that surveillance cameras must only be used as a necessary and proportionate response.
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MPS officer wins national bravery award
Police officers who performed selfless acts of courage to protect the public have been rewarded for their actions at the Police Bravery Awards in London.
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Austerity will force changes in Derbyshire
Cuts to the force budget means that officer numbers in Derbyshire Constabulary will have to reduce sooner rather than later, according to police and crime commissioner Alan Charles.
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In this week's edition we have news on the National Police Chiefs' Council, the body that will replace ACPO in 2015, and the Home Affairs Select Committee has published a draft Bill setting out ways that police and crime commissioners can be sacked. Lots more news and our features this week include Devon and Cornwall PCC's views on the governance of police forces, Modern-day slavery support, how one force is using evidence to remodel, and our main feature looks at the challenges and opportunities of digital information. Finally, we have a feature examining the MPS' breakthrough in mobile working.
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Further details of ACPO ‘replacement’ finalised
Further details have emerged of the name, structure and role of the body that will replace the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO).
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Fiona Woolf appointment questioned by MPs
MPs have questioned the suitability of lawyer Fiona Woolf to head up an independent inquiry examining allegations that a paedophile ring was operating in Westminster in the 1980s after she was accused of being “perceived to be part of the establishment”.
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New sentencing guidelines for robbery proposed
The Sentencing Council has issued new proposals on how robbers should be dealt with by the courts, including a renewed focus on the victim and tougher sentences for those who use guns or knives.
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New online crime data ‘dashboard’
Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched a new online interactive dashboard, designed to make it easier for Londoners to see how police in their area are performing.
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