Crime, policing and fire news update: December 2016

December's update on the latest news and information on police, crime and fire issues.



Information and news includes:

  • Home Secretary hosts forum to end FGM
  • new protection for victims of ‘stranger stalking’
  • Home Secretary announces a licence to practice in policing at the College of Policing conference
  • Home Secretary speech on police reform to APCC and NPCC
  • APCC and NPCC set out a vision for policing in 2025
  • first 2 waves of successful police transformation fund bids announced
  • reform of the Fire and Rescue Service
  • Fire Kills campaign
  • Home Secretary strengthens police response to modern slavery
  • duty to notify Home Office of victims of modern slavery
  • Home Secretary launches funding for groups tackling modern slavery
  • new powers to protect victims of Modern Slavery now in force
  • National Crime Agency publishes ‘county lines’ report
  • new partnership with the Institute of Community Safety to tackle gang violence and exploitation
  • government awards £700,000 to tackle hate crime
  • new legislation to attack criminal finances
  • Cyber Streetwise is now Cyber Aware
  • the Surveillance Camera Commissioner publishes annual report
  • the Surveillance Camera Commissioner seeks views on the draft surveillance camera strategy
  • the motor industry publishes advice to help drivers secure their cars and beat the thieves
  • new legislation bans zombie knives in England and Wales
  • government announces successful bids to the mental health fund
  • Mind receives additional funding for its Blue Light Programme
  • speeches
Published 8 December 2016