This Practice Direction sets out procedures for dealing with crimes of repeat victimisation. The decision as to which classes of crime and or victim that will be subject to these requirements will be a local decision; however consideration should be given to including crimes relating to dwelling house burglary, violence against the person and vulnerable victims.
The Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme was announced by the Home Secretary in her statement to Parliament on 30th April 2014. The principal aims of the Scheme are to achieve greater transparency, community involvement in the use of stop and search powers and to support a more intelligence-led approach, leading to better outcomes, for example, an increase in the stop and search to positive outcome ratio.
A system to better record police use of force is necessary to identify concerns and restore public confidence, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has warned. In a report released today (March 8), the IPCC revealed people today believe officers use force far more readily than they did ten years ago.
In March 2015 the IPCC began an independent investigation after twice upholding appeals from Mr A concerning the Metropolitan Police’s handling of his complaint. The complaint concerned the actions of two officers who attended his address and a further officer who initially investigated his complaint following a neighbour dispute.
More than 440 former police officers were placed on a national Disapproved Register in its first 12 months, the College of Policing said today. A total of 444 officers ranging in rank from police constable to superintendent were placed on the list to prevent them from re-entering the police service.