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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Thanks for accessing the May edition of the Digest.

This month's edition includes articles on:

  • An increase in armed officer numbers
  • A review of government approaches to tackling modern slavery
  • New drone laws
  • Stress in the work place

Our case law features summaries on summary determinations under the Criminal Appeal Act and the use of exemptions 30(3) (investigations and proceedings) and section 45(5) (personal information) of the Freedom of Information Act.

We hope that you find the Digest informative and useful to your professional practice; if you have any suggestions or ideas for upcoming articles please get in touch.

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