Crime and policing news update: January 2016

January's update on the latest news and information on police and crime issues.



Information and news includes:

  • closer working between the emergency services
  • fire and rescue policy to move to the Home Office
  • new campaign asks households to remember to test smoke alarms
  • police volunteers to be given powers
  • Psychoactive Substances Act receives Royal Assent
  • launch of new policy to reduce gang violence and exploitation
  • launch of ‘Educate against hate’ website
  • City of London Police launch campaign to increase public awareness of cyber and fraud crime
  • Sentencing Council seeks views on proposed guideline for the imposition of community and custodial sentences
  • Sentencing Council issues new sentencing guidelines for robbery
  • new sentencing guidelines come into force on 1 February
  • Department of Health publishes progress report on strategy for adults with autism
  • speeches
Published 1 February 2016