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#020/2013 – HMIC finds the police use of stop and search powers is too often ineffective in tackling crime and procedurally incorrect, thereby threatening the legitimacy of the police Some of the most intrusive and contentious powers granted to the police are those of stop and search; but the majority of forces do not understand

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In our June 2013 report A review of progress made against the recommendations in HMIC’s 2012 report on the national police units which provide intelligence on criminality associated with protest, we noted that: As a result of the HMIC 2012 report, there is now much tighter governance of domestic extremism undercover policing. But this is

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Both the National Audit Office (NAO) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) recognise the continued demands on forces and Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to look for new and innovative ways of saving money while transforming efficiency. Reports published by both organisations have also highlighted how the police are now increasingly looking to work

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#019/2013 – HMIC and NAO issue a practical guide to help police forces procure for and manage private sector partnerships Both the National Audit Office (NAO) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) recognise the continued demands on forces and Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) to look for new and innovative ways of saving money

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Upon the request of the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), in 2012 the Minister of Justice for Northern Ireland commissioned HMIC to inspect the role and function of the Historical Enquiries Team (HET). HMIC found that the HET’s approach to reviewing deaths during ‘the troubles’ is inconsistent, has serious shortcomings

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Inconsistencies and shortcomings in policies, systems and practices threaten the legitimacy of the Historical Enquiries Team’s work, and risk undermining the confidence of the families of those who died during

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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has contacted HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary, Tom Winsor, to discuss the reassurances that the Mayor would like in relation to current undercover policing practices in the Metropolitan Police Service, and the extent to which HMIC’s 2013/14 inspection of undercover policing in all 43 forces in England and Wales

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In 2010, information about the activities of Mark Kennedy, a police officer working undercover for the NPOIU, led to the collapse of the trial of six people accused of planning to shut down a large power station in Ratcliffe-on-Soar, Nottinghamshire. This resulted in HMIC announcing a review of the systems used by the NPOIU to

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In 2012, HMIC published a report on the use of a specific type of undercover policing operation: long-term, intelligence-gathering deployments within domestic extremist or protest groups, conducted by the

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European Arrest Warrants are managed in a partnership between the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), police forces and other law enforcement agencies in the UK and abroad. Their success relies on the ability of all parties to provide accurate and timely information but the exchange of this critical information still relies on manual processes. In

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