03 December 2017

College media mentions in the last seven days

There have been a number of media articles referencing the College over the last week. Here is a summary of the coverage:

​Over the weekend:

Domestic abuse and new legislation - Radio 4 (skip to 46mins 15secs)
David Tucker was interviewed to talk about coercive control and the complex challenge for policing.

Damian Green leak detective accused of violating public's trust in police – Daily Mail
Retired Met detective Neil Lewis, who leaked sensitive private information from the Damian Green inquiry could face prosecution.


Friday, 1 December:

PSNI ombudsman warns of risks over high speed car chases – Irish News
It comes following an investigation by the ombudsman's office into two crashes involving police pursuits. ACC Barbara Gray said the policy and training around pursuits is "currently being revised" in line with new advice from the College of Policing.

Man stopped 16 times but never arrested – Manchester Evening News
New figures show black people in Greater Manchester are now nearly four times more likely to be stopped and searched as white people - the biggest gap on record. Assistant Chief Constable Robert Potts said "…we have recently taken part in a pilot with the College of Policing to help improve the use of this system nationally."

Coercive control law: two years on - BBC Victoria Derbyshire Show (interview between 34:30 to 47:50)
College crime lead David Tucker interviewed as part of a debate to mark two years since legislation was introduced to create a new offence of controlling or coercive behaviour.

He spoke about the training materials which the College provides to support frontline officers by increasing their understanding and awareness of offences.


Thursday, 30 November:

Police action demanded by Home Secretary following Race Disparity Audit - The Voice
Amber Rudd says "There is an important role for national partners such as the College of Policing, and locally Police and Crime Commissioners and Chief Constables must make sure race and ethnicity has no effect on someone's interaction with, and impression of, the police."

Improvements to custody of vulnerable people raised by IPCC following Gwent Police referrals - South Wales Argus
Police also have extensive guidelines to follow on custody practice and recommendations from past IPCC investigations across Wales and England have contributed to improved guidance on detention and custody issued by the College of Policing.


Wednesday, 29 November:

Isle of Man police facing price increase Manx Radio
Smaller police forces are facing a 12.5% increase in costs.

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