College news

Comment in response to proposals around chief officer appointments 27 March 2017

College of Policing Lead for Professional Development, Giselle Lockett, said: “The appointment to become a chief constable requires a candidate to meet some of the most stringent requirements in policing.

Our comment following announcement on conducted energy devices 02 March 2017

Richard Bennett, Uniformed Policing lead, said: “This equipment can offer frontline officers protection and assist them in de-escalating potentially dangerous situations. “We will support officers with the most up to date training, research and information and the existing training will now be adapted to reflect the new model.

Our response to HMIC PEEL report into police effectiveness 02 March 2017

College Crime and Uniformed Policing leads respond to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) report into police effectiveness, published today.

Does more stop and search mean less crime? 27 February 2017

Stop and search powers are better seen as an investigative tool rather than a crime deterrent, a new study concludes.

Comment following IPCC guidance on a death or serious injury incidents involving police 21 February 2017

Richard Bennett, Uniformed Policing Lead for the College of Policing, said: “We agree there should be no conferring before a statement is made but separation should be decided by a senior officer who is in command of an incident and will know if it is safe, necessary and practical to do so.

Guiding Principles for organisational leadership published 14 February 2017

Officers and staff in forces across England and Wales who display leadership skills will be encouraged and supported to progress their careers, according to a new guide published by the College of Policing today.

Chief officer survey results 07 February 2017

The College of Policing will work with police leaders to develop proposals for a national hub for the development and selection of senior police leadership, in response to the findings of a chief officer appointments survey released today.

Comment in response to HMIC report on stop and search 02 February 2017

Garth Stinson, Stop and Search Lead at the College of Policing, said: “Today's report demonstrates the continued commitment of police forces to use the powers fairly, legally and professionally so that the public can continue to have confidence in the officers who protect them.

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