Today's Home Office-related business includes a new national scheme to recruit detectives and the Home Secretary writing in the Guardian about the Counter Terrorism and Security Bill.
New national detective training programme
Today the Home Office set out plans for a new accelerated training course to boost the number of detectives by 1,000 over five years. The story has been picked up by outlets including the Independent, BBC, Sky News and Evening Standard.
The Police Now programme will see detective training delivered in 12 weeks.
You can find out more information on the scheme on Gov.UK and below is a comment from the Policing and Fire Minister.
Minister for Policing and Fire Nick Hurd said:
Detectives are the fact-finders of our police service. They play an important role in bringing criminals to justice and getting to the bottom of complex crimes.
I’m keen to get more new detectives trained up, so I’m delighted to support this innovative Police Now programme, which will bring in new talent, train detectives in a matter of months and complement other measures that the Government and police are taking to keep the public safe.
Counter Terrorism and Security Bill
The Home Secretary has written in the Guardian about the Counter Terrorism and Security Bill. The Home Secretary makes clear that the bill will keep the country safe without undermining our freedoms.