Daily Policing Media Summary

Top stories

Police Professional reports that T/Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dr Alison Heydari has been appointed as interim programme director for the Police Race Action Plan.

BBC reports that the Government has announced that nitrous oxide (laughing gas) will be categorised as a Class C drug by the end of the year under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. Also reported by Independent, Guardian, others.


Other stories

Guardian reports that Merseyside Police are now offering confidential help from Childline to young people in custody to try to help break the reoffending cycle.

The Spectator reports as part of an opinion piece that policing protests by Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion between April and June this year cost the Met over £9m.

ITV News reports that a student police officer from Devon and Cornwall has appeared in court charged with 21 sexual offences that took place between 2012 and 2022. The officer was suspended following his arrest.

BBC reports that a former Lincolnshire PC has been jailed for 20 months for misconduct in a public office after starting an intimate relationship with a woman while on duty.

BBC reports that a police inspector is in court accused of sexually assaulting a woman on a night out.

Daily Mail reports that the Government has banned Wagner Group, classifying it as a terrorist organisation under anti-terror laws.

Police Professional reports that the Lord Mayor of London has said that fraud and economic crime ‘must be at the heart of modern policing’. City of London Police is the national lead force for fraud.

Sky News reports that Catholic PSNI officers are leaving the force following the data breach, or are asking if they can take personal protection weapons into public places when off-duty, such as to church.

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College of Policing