College of Policing Digest

The College of Policing Digest is produced monthly by our Legal Services team as an environmental scanning publication.

​​​​​​​​​​​The Digest provides the latest news on matters relating to operational policing practice and criminal justice.

It is an invaluable resource for those responsible for strategic decision-making, operational planning, and police and law enforcement training. It is particularly informative for students and 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
  • latest statistical bulletins.

If you'd like to register and receive Digest updates, please email with:

  • your full name
  • your organisation/force name
  • your email address.


September's edition of the Digest contains a summary of developments in the criminal justice field over the past month.

We have included articles on:

  • two crucial bills read at Parliament: the Data Protection Bill and the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill

  • law enforcement post Brexit

  • HRH the Duke of Cambridge's speech at the COP/NPCC Mental Health Conference

  • a planned review of protections for police pursuit drivers

  • the Lammy Review

  • IPCC recommendations on police interaction with people with mental health issues.

Case law in this month's edition features a recent Court of Appeal decision regarding self-defence in householder cases.

There are also articles on:

  • the Home Office Asset Recovery Bulletin

  • a planned review of the impact of social media on trials

  • statistics generated from application of the Terrorism Act

  • additional funding from the Home Office to combat terrorism.

This months' edition includes information on the College of Policing Annual Conference and how to book your place if you haven't already. The Digest team will be attending; we look forward to seeing you there.

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