| Crime and Policing News Update.|
This month saw the publication of the Government’s Counter-Extremism Strategy, launched by the Prime Minister and Home Secretary.
The Strategy aims to tackle the full spectrum of harms caused by extremism in all its forms, and has at its heart, a partnership between government and individuals, groups and communities, who want to see extremism defeated.
Speaking at the launch, the Home Secretary said: “Where non-violent extremism goes unchallenged, the values that bind our society together fragment. We will systematically confront and challenge extremist ideology, exposing it for the lie it is. We will disrupt all those who seek to spread hate and we will prosecute all those who break the law.”
The National Black Policing Association held their annual conference this month, where the Home Secretary gave a keynote speech.
Her speech focused on a one nation approach to policing: ensuring proportionality and fairness in how the police use stop and search powers; reinforcing the principles that policing in this country is built upon; and increasing diversity in our police forces.
To encourage individual Police forces to do more to increase diversity, she announced the publication of force-by-force diversity profiles, which will enable chief constables to identify areas for improvement and the public and police and crime commissioners to hold them to account.
Director General, Crime and Policing Group
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