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Police cuts and crime in your area

Since the Conservatives came to power, both in coalition and after, the police service has been devastated by cuts

Behind the headlines, Magazine on the Magazine site.

Policing is changing

We caught up with police and justice service group chair Caryl Nobbs to talk about the changes to policing and why she hopes police members vote in the terms and conditions ballot taking place in England and Wales

Article on the UNISON National site.

Stop police privatisation

A report into police privatisation.

Media on the UNISON National site.

Beds Police branch condemns plans to close control room

Bedfordshire Police branch has condemned the decision to close the control room at Kempston next March. The closure will mean that all 999 and 101 calls made in Bedfordshire will be handled by staff in either Welwyn Garden City or Huntingdon. The branch is arguing that people in Bedfordshire will be best served by local staff and […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

The timeline of a crime

You call 999, you’re put through to someone, the police arrive… But of course, it’s never as simple as that. UNISON members at Leicestershire Police take us behind the scenes

Article on the UNISON South East site.

Cutting Suffolk’s police community support officers risks public safety, says UNISON

Plans announced today (Tuesday) to axe more than half of Suffolk’s police community support officers (PCSOs) would put public safety at risk, says UNISON. The proposed cuts by Suffolk Constabulary would see a 78% reduction in the number of PCSOs in the county since 2010, says the union*. UNISON national officer for police and justice […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Scrapping police community support officers is short-sighted

Dave Prentis urges the Home Secretary to intervene

Press release on the UNISON National site.

Policing on the cheap?

UNISON conference condemns replacing police staff with low-paid workers and unpaid volunteers

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Violence and abuse top the agenda at Black members’ conference

Introducing an impassioned discussion on domestic violence in the Black community, Jackie Burton for the national committee said that it was “not a new […]

Article, News on the UNISON National site.

Further cuts to police forces could jeopardise public safety and lead to more industrial unrest, warns UNISON

UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis has today (Thursday) warned that more cuts to police jobs and budgets could jeopardise public safety, and lead to industrial unrest. In his speech to the union’s annual police and justice conference in Brighton, Dave Prentis said: “Despite promises not to cut frontline policing, all we have seen from this […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

UNISON reacts to police budgets announcement in today’s spending review

UNISON General Secretary Dave Prentis said: “It would have been unthinkable to cut police budgets in light of the dreadful events in Paris. “The 25 per cent cuts that have been imposed since 2010 have decimated neighbourhood policing in many parts of the country. One in three Police Community Support Officers have already gone in […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Government only doing ‘half the job’ by replacing police officers, says UNISON

The government must replace hundreds of police community support officer (PCSO) and other police staff jobs axed across the east of England since the start of austerity, UNISON said today. The union warns that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s pledge to recruit extra police officers is not enough on its own to halt the rise in […]

Article, News on the UNISON Eastern site.

Police staff now less representative of communities, says UNISON

The proportion of police staff from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds (BME) employed by police forces in England and Wales has fallen dramatically, says UNISON research published today (Wednesday). There has been a drop of nearly a third in the proportion of BME police community support officers (PCSOs), according to an analysis of Home […]

News, Press release on the UNISON National site.

Cuts to police and justice sector put communities at risk, says UNISON

Rising crime rates can no longer be ignored by the government.

Article on the UNISON National site.

New vision for policing strategy fails to deal with declining workforce, says UNISON

A ten-year strategy launched today (Wednesday) to transform policing does not address the serious decline in staff numbers, according to UNISON. Police Vision 2025, drawn up by police chiefs and commissioners, will fail unless the government pays for more officers to patrol the streets, says the union. Community policing has become much harder to carry […]

Press release on the UNISON National site.