Police news

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Police custody in Islington was generally positive but staff shortages were affecting the care offered to detainees, said Martin Lomas, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection.

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Police custody provision in Southwark had improved but there were still some gaps in provision and some issues to address, said Martin Lomas, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection.

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HMIC has found weak or absent management and supervision of crime-recording, significant under-recording of crime, serious sexual offences not being recorded, and some offenders having been issued with out-of-court disposals when their offending history could not justify it.

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Police custody provision in Newham was poor and needed to improve, said Martin Lomas, Deputy Chief Inspector of Prisons, and Dru Sharpling, HM Inspector of Constabulary, publishing the report of an unannounced inspection.

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A revisit inspection by HMIC found that Northamptonshire Police has made significant progress in child protection arrangements by developing a joint approach with other agencies, using additional specialist resources, and providing training for specialist and frontline officers.

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#031/2013 – Focus must be maintained to preserve ‘ahead of its time’ East Midlands force collaboration The collaboration arrangement between police forces in the East Midlands has generated savings, and been effective in helping the forces tackle serious and organised crime, a review by HMIC finds. The review was conducted following a commission from the

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#030/2013 – Efforts to improve South Yorkshire Police’s response to child sexual exploitation have had mixed success Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) found that South Yorkshire Police has committed to tackling child sexual exploitation; however, an inconsistent approach at district level gives inspectors serious concern about the quality of protection children receive. The South

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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 February 2013, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Kent commissioned an inspection from HMIC to determine whether the people of Kent can have confidence in Kent Police’s crime figures. Our review found that appreciably more needs to be done before they can be confident that the crime and resolution figures published by the force

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At the request of the Chief Constable (and subsequently with the agreement of the Police and Crime Commissioner), HMIC examined whether risks to victims of domestic abuse are now being adequately managed in Essex. The inspection also aimed either to prove or to allay HMIC’s concerns that the significant resources Essex Police has invested in