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Crime and policing news update – January 2012

Foreword from Stephen Rimmer, Director General

Welcome to the January edition of the Crime and Policing Policy News Update for partners working in the field of policing, crime and community safety.

Firstly, although it seems such a long time ago now, I hope that you all had a lovely Christmas break and wish you a very happy and fulfilling new year.  2012 is clearly going to be a historic and vibrant year, with the Olympic and Paralympic Games just around the corner and the elections for the 41 Police and Crime Commissioners (PCCs) in England and Wales at the end of the year.

Already we have seen significant milestones; we saw London lead the way, when on Monday 16 January, at midnight the Metropolitan Police Authority was formally abolished and we now have in place the London Police and Crime Commissioner or in the London context, the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime.

On Tuesday 10 January, the Minister of State for Policing and Criminal Justice, Nick Herbert visited Sussex Police to mark the final milestone of the national roll-out of 101 – the police non-emergency number across England and Wales.

This year promises to be as busy as ever and I look forward to the challenges that lie ahead.

Best wishes

Stephen Rimmer, Director General, Home Office Crime and Policing Group.

You can access the January edition of the News Update by clicking on the link highlighted in the foreword above or by copying and pasting the following link into your internet browser.