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 includes articles on:

  • latest crime outcomes in England and Wales
  • POLFED's win against discriminatory pension regulations
  • the police wellbeing goals statement
  • new sentencing guidelines for intimidatory offences and for robbery

This month's case law includes cases on surveillance under RIPA and consideration of autism spectrum condition characteristics in a joint enterprise murder.

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