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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This month's edition of the Digest contains a summary of issues relating to police law, operational policing practice and criminal justice.

This month we cover the following:

  • a case report on cuckooing
  • the inspection of disclosure practices across the CJS
  • British Transport Police (BTP) annual crime statistics
  • regulations implementing the directive on the European Investigation Order (EIO)
  • the new drug strategy
  • plans to amend the law relating to knife crime
  • an action plan to tackle acid attacks
  • the expansion of HMIC
  • funding for a national police welfare service
  • the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund
  • the proposed new Data Protection Bill.  

We also examine the progress of proposed new legislation through Parliament.

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