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College of Policing Digest - this month features public survey on police

This month's Digest features the results of a survey on the public view of policing, the latest statistics on the use of Taser and a review of the Modern Slavery Act.

The Digest is particularly informative for operational officers, as well as those involved in other areas outside of policing or those who have an interest in policing and criminal justice.

Every edition contains summaries of the key developments in police law and practice, including new legislation, statutory instruments and case law; recently published government reports and initiatives and the latest statistical bulletins.

Read this month's edition, or back editions.

September edition also includes reports of cases on the following:

  • A decision by the police appeals tribunal to uphold the dismissal of an officer for gross misconduct.
  • The review of the Investigatory Powers Bill, which provides a framework for the use investigative powers by the police and other agencies to obtain communications and communications data.
  • A Cabinet Office report on tackling election fraud.
  •  An announcement by the Home Secretary of a new HM Inspector of Constabulary to oversee police forces in the London region, non-Home Office forces and the National Crime Agency.
  • An update on the progress of the Policing and Crime Bill, introduced by the Home Office to increase accountability of police forces and collaboration between emergency services, which is going through Parliament at the moment.

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