Digital Processing Notice launched to regulate searching of digital devices

A new Digital Processing Notice and supporting information to gain permission for searching digital devices has been launched across forces in England and Wales. It will improve how they obtain digital evidence during investigations and give greater assurance to victims and all those involved in the process.


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Thames Valley opens recruitment for innovative Direct to Detective Constable scheme

An innovative programme that recruits graduates to work as detective constables has now been launched for a second year by Thames Valley Police.



Domestic homicides stable during lockdown but still a concern says police report

Domestic homicides remain an ‘entrenched and enduring problem’ despite figures remaining relatively stable during lockdown, according to a new report.


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Meet the CEO

In the first of a six-part series that provides Investigator readers with an exclusive look behind the scenes of successful UK-based technology company BlackRainbow, Carol Jenkins speaks to founder and CEO Dr Jim Kent about his remarkable life and the secrets behind his success.



Europol report finds cocaine market more competitive and more violent

A new report into the cocaine trade in Europe has found it is now more violent, diverse and competitive.


Forces awarded £11.3m for programmes to prevent domestic abuse crimes

The Home Office has awarded £11.3 million to 25 Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in England and Wales, to go towards domestic abuse intervention programmes.



Major Illegal streaming network dismantled by West Midlands Police Operation

A major illegal streaming network has been dismantled following an operation a joint operation between West Midlands Police and the Federation Against Copyright theft.



Eastern Region Asset Confiscation Enforcement team seizes £10M assets from criminals

More than £10 million worth of assets have been identified and seized from criminals in the eastern region by the Eastern Region Specialist Operations Unit (ERSOU).



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New independent chair appointed to scrutinise race plan of action

Barrister Abimbola Johnson has been appointed at the new chair of an independent Scrutiny and Oversight Board that will play a crucial role in addressing historic disparities and a confidence gap in the relationships between Black people and the police.


Bereaved families supported by charter signed by NPCC and College of Policing

The police service in England and Wales has committed to ensure families bereaved through public tragedy are treated with compassion, sensitivity and respect and that forces are open to public scrutiny.



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Biggest ever police counterfeiting operation sees over £500M of good seized

A storage facility in Strangeways, Manchester, was raided by investigators, in the UK’s biggest ever police operation aimed at cracking down on the sale and distribution of counterfeit goods. Officers raided 55 units within the storage facility, all full of fake goods.



Supporter convicted of online racial abuse of former Premier League footballer

A football supporter has been convicted of racially abusing a professional footballer online.


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Welcome to our September 2021 Newsletter

Our newsletter aims to keep you updated with latest developments in the world of criminal investigation.