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     The case files prepared for court are vital for securing justice and must be completed to a high standard; but too often the completion of them is treated as a tick-box exercise, and

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A series of inspections by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has found that Northamptonshire Police has more progress to make before it can offer assurance that children at risk in the county are being adequately protected. In January, as part of a pilot multi-agency inspection of child protection arrangements in Northamptonshire, the inspectorate found that

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#022/2013 – Child Protection: Northamptonshire Police responds to critical HMIC inspection but has more to do A series of inspections by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has found that Northamptonshire Police has more progress to make before it can offer assurance that children at risk in the county are being adequately protected. In January, as

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In a lecture given today, 11 July 2013, in the Draper’s Hall, City of London, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Tom Winsor, discusses the importance of chief constable operational independence; the heavy responsibilities of Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs); and the proper and lawful use of section 38 of the Police Reform and Social

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Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Tom Winsor, uses the Police Foundation John Harris Memorial Lecture to call for better understanding of the relationship between chief constables and police and crime commissioners. In a lecture given today, 11 July 2013, in the

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HMIC has today published a report into human tissue seizure, retention and disposal processes in Northern Ireland. Read the report

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The summer riots of 2011 once again focused attention on the way police use stop and search powers. As a result of this renewed concern, in December 2011 the Home Secretary commissioned HMIC to carry out an inspection into the use of stop and search legislation by police forces in England and Wales. In our

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#020/2013 – HMIC finds the police use of stop and search powers is too often ineffective in tackling crime and procedurally incorrect, thereby threatening the legitimacy of the police Some of the most intrusive and contentious powers granted to the police are those of stop and search; but the majority of forces do not understand

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In our June 2013 report A review of progress made against the recommendations in HMIC’s 2012 report on the national police units which provide intelligence on criminality associated with protest, we noted that: As a result of the HMIC 2012 report, there is now much tighter governance of domestic extremism undercover policing. But this is

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Both the National Audit Office (NAO) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) recognise the continued demands on forces and Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to look for new and innovative ways of saving money while transforming efficiency. Reports published by both organisations have also highlighted how the police are now increasingly looking to work