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.

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February 2017 edition

The Digest provides the latest news on police law, operational policing practice and criminal justice. This month's edition includes

There are case reports on:

  • a case on the necessity criteria in relation to arrest without warrant
  • the new Policing and Crime Act 2017
  • the latest crime statistics
  • College briefing materials on pre-charge bail
  • HMIC revisit of forces relating to Best use of Stop and Search scheme
  • HMIC consultation on 2017/18 inspection programme
  • MOU on police use of restraint in mental health and learning disability settings
  • New strategy for police custody
  • Second phase of local alcohol action areas
  • Standards on post acquittal meetings published
  • Alternative fitness tests for officers.

Download the February digest.

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