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The College of Policing Digest is produced monthly by our Legal Services Unit as an environment-scanning publication.

The Digest aims to capture and consolidate topical and key issues, both current and future, that affect all areas of policing.

It is an invaluable resource for those responsible for strategic decision-making, operational planning and police training. The legal sections are often particularly informative for trainers, students and operational officers.

Every edition summarises the latest news on police law, operational policing practice and criminal justice, including:

  • new legislation, statutory instruments and case law
  • recently published government reports and initiatives
  • the latest statistical bulletins.

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September 2014 edition

This month's edition contains articles on: 

  • the Home Office consultation on strengthening the law on domestic abuse
  • the College of Policing consultation on new guidance to help police officers to tackle female genital mutilation
  • remand statistics published by the Howard League for Penal Reform
  • the new Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014
  • the latest IPCC learning the lessons bulletin focussed on the use of taser
  • the House of Lords Committee report on social media and criminal offences.

To find out more, download the September Digest

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