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National Police Cheifs’ Council - NPCC The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
Her Majesties Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) Her Majesties Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP)
Inquest The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC)
The Home Office College of Policing
UK Visas & Immigration Mental Health Act Commission
Forum for Preventing Deaths in Custody National Offenders Management Service
The National Probation Service Liberty
Youth Justice Board (YJB) The Prisons & Probation Ombudsman
Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) Police Professional
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National Police Cheifs’ Council - NPCC - www.npcc.police.uk

NPCC is an independent, professionally led strategic body. In the public interest and, in equal and active partnership with Government and the Association of Police Authorities, NPCC leads and coordinates the direction and development of the police service in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In times of national need NPCC - on behalf of all chief officers - coordinates the strategic policing response.  
Address : 1st Floor, 10 Victoria Street, London. SW1H 0NN Enquiries: 020 7084 8950  

The Association of Police and Crime Commissioners - www.apccs.police.uk

The APCC is a transitional vehicle, commissioned by the Home Office to help elected PCCs to meet the public’s expectations and to engage with the Government and other partners on national matters. The Transition Board of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) will offer the following services:

Facilitate a national programme of welcome and briefing for all PCCs·     

 Provide information on national policing policy issues and legislation

·     Consult PCCs to enable them to develop policy positions and to influence change

·     Facilitate the leadership of PCCs on national governance structures such as the National Crime Agency, National Police IT Company and Police Professional Bodies

·      Assist PCCs in collaborating to share practice, procure services, and identify ways to achieve efficiencies through working together.

 

Address : 10 Dean Farrar Street, London.        SW1H 0DX.  Tel: 020 7202 0082

Her Majesties Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) - www.inspectorates.homeoffice.gov.uk/hmic

Through the inspection of police organisations and functions, it is the aim of HMIC to promote efficiency and effectiveness of policing in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and to ensure; agreed standards are achieved and maintained, good practice is spread, and performance is improved. Also to provide advice and support to the tripartite partners (Home Secretary, police authorities and forces) and play an important role in the development of future leaders.
Address : First Floor, Ashley House, 2 Monck Street, London. SW1P 2BQ Enquiries: 020 7035 2136  

Her Majesties Inspectorate of Prisons (HMIP) - www.inspectorates.homeoffice.gov.uk/hmiprisons

HMIP states it’s aim as being: To provide independent scrutiny of the conditions for and treatment of prisoners and other detainees; promoting the concept of ‘healthy prisons’ in which staff work effectively to support prisoners and detainees to reduce reoffending or achieve other agreed outcomes
Address : First Floor, Ashley House, 2 Monck Street, London. SW1P 2BQ Enquiries: 020 7035 2136  

Inquest - www.inquest.org.uk

INQUEST provides an independent free legal and advice service to bereaved family and friends. INQUEST was founded in 1981. It is a small charitable organisation with a staff team of eight and the only organisation in England and Wales that provides a specialist, comprehensive advice service to bereaved people, lawyers, other advice and support agencies, the media, MPs and the wider public on contentious deaths and their investigation
Address : 89-93 Fonthill Road, London. N4 3JH Enquiries: 020 7263 2136  

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) - www.ipcc.gov.uk/index/contact-us.htm

The IPCC’s job is to make sure that complaints against the police are dealt with effectively. They set standards for the way the police handle complaints and, when something has gone wrong, the commission help the police learn lessons and improve the way they work.
Address : 90 High Holborn, London. WC1V 6BH Enquiries: 08453 002 002 (9am - 5pm)  

The Home Office - www.homeoffice.gov.uk/police/powers/

The Home Office is the government department responsible for leading the national effort to protect the public from terrorism, crime and anti-social behaviour.   Police powers: The police have a wide range of powers that they use as part of their work to stop crime and protect law-abiding people. The powers police use are set out under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE), which was designed to balance the powers of the police with the rights and freedoms of the general public. The PACE codes of practice set out police powers, including custody and stop  and search.
Address : Direct Communications Unit, 2 Marsham Street, London. SW1P 4DF Enquiries: 020 7035 4848 (09:00-17:00 Mon-Fri) www.homeoffice.gov.uk  

College of Policing - www.college.police.uk

College of Policing provide and support a range of Products and Services that underpins their commitment to improving policing priorities in the following areas; Personal Development and HR, Systems and IT Services, Science and Forensics, Operational Policing Services, Programmes for Improvement and Research and Identification Resources and Databases.
Address : 10th Floor, Riverside House, 2A Southwark Bridge Road, London. SE1 9HA Tel: 0800 4963322

UK Visas & Immigration - www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

The UK Visas & Immigration is responsible for securing the United Kingdom borders and controlling migration in the United Kingdom. They manage border control for the United Kingdom, enforcing immigration and customs regulations. They also consider applications for permission to enter or stay in the United Kingdom, citizenship and asylum. If you would like to know more about the Agency and what they, visit the below website.

Mental Health Act Commission - www.mhac.org.uk

The Mental Health Act Commission has adopted the mission statement, ‘safeguarding the interests of all people detained under the Mental Health Act’. The Commissions remit is to keep under review the operation of the Mental Health Act 1983 as it relates to detained patients, and to meet with and interview detained patients in private. In furtherance of this remit, the Commission visits mental health service providers regularly in order to check the legality of detention. In addition to the visiting programme, the Commission provides important safeguards to patients who lack capacity or refuse consent to treatment, through the Second Opinion Appointed Doctor Service. In all its work the Commission places an emphasis on equality and human rights.  
 
Address : Maid Marian House, 56 Hounds Gate, Nottingham. NG1 6BG Enquiries: 0115 9437100

Forum for Preventing Deaths in Custody - www.preventingcustodydeaths.org.uk

The Forum for Preventing Deaths in Custody exists to learn lessons and effect change to prevent deaths in custody
Address : Email Secretary: adam.barty@ipcc.gsi.gov.uk

National Offenders Management Service - www.noms.homeoffice.gov.uk

Their Aims are to:
Protect the public, Reduce re-offending, Punish offenders, Rehabilitate offenders, and Ensure victims feel justice has been done. NOMS has been restructured to join up prison and probation services, to enable Offender Management to be delivered more easily, and to strengthen and streamline commissioning to improve service efficiency and effectiveness. It is responsible for the commissioning and delivery of adult offender management services for England and Wales within the strategic policy framework set by Government and will increasingly devolve responsibilities to the regional and local levels. NOMS has a key role in influencing other Government Departments to address the needs of offenders, and to provide those who are responsible for sentencing with information on the costs and benefits of sentence options.
Address : Ministry of Justice, Selborne House, 54 Victoria Street, London. SW1E 6QW Enquiries: 020 7210 8500  

The National Probation Service - www.probation.homeoffice.gov.uk

The NPS is a part of The Ministry of Justice and is responsible for protecting the public by reducing re-offending, ensuring the appropriate punishment of offenders in the community and the rehabilitation of offenders. It also strives to ensure that offenders are aware of the effect of their actions on their victims and the general public.      
Address : NOMS Probation, 1st Floor, Abell House, John Islip Street, London. SW1P 4LH Enquiries: 020 7210 8500  

Liberty - www.liberty-human-rights.org.uk

Liberty is also known as the National Council for Civil Liberties. It is a cross party, non-party membership organisation at the heart of the movement for fundamental rights and freedoms in England and Wales. Liberty the values of individual human dignity, equal treatment and fairness as the foundations of a democratic society and seeks to protect civil liberties and promote human rights for everyone. Liberty campaigns to protect basic rights and freedoms through the courts, in Parliament and in the wider community. They do this through a combination of public campaigning, test case litigation, parliamentary lobbying, policy analysis and the provision of free advice and information.
Address : 21 Tabard Street, London. SE1 4LA Enquiries: 020 7403 3888  

Youth Justice Board (YJB) - www.yjb.gov.uk

The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales is an executive non-departmental public body. The 12 board members are appointed by the Secretary of State for Justice. The YJB oversees the youth justice system in England and Wales. They work to prevent offending and reoffending by children and young people under the age of 18, and to ensure that custody for them is safe, secure, and addresses the causes of their offending behaviour
Address : 11 Carteret Street, London. SW1H 9DL Enquiries: 020 7271 3033  

The Prisons & Probation Ombudsman - www.ppo.gov.uk

Operating from within the National Archives, the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) is at the heart of information policy, setting standards, delivering access and encouraging the re-use of public sector information. OPSI provides a wide range of services to the public, information industry, government and the wider public sector relating to finding, using, sharing and trading information. Amongst other things, OPSI’s website makes available; UK legislation (1987 - 2008), and feeds for new legislation.
Address : Ashley House, 2 Monck Street, London. SW1P 2BQ Enquiries: 020 7035 2876 or 0845 010 7938  

Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) - www.opsi.gov.uk

Operating from within the National Archives, the Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI) is at the heart of information policy, setting standards, delivering access and encouraging the re-use of public sector information. OPSI provides a wide range of services to the public, information industry, government and the wider public sector relating to finding, using, sharing and trading information. Amongst other things, OPSI's website makes available; UK legislation (1987 - 2008), and feeds for new legislation.

Police Professional - www.policeprofessional.com

Police Professional, the largest circulation police weekly, is the only UK professional journal that caters for police management, forensics, analysis, investigative practice, police technology, law, operational and strategic policing issues plus all the news and opinion, every week. Every article published in Police Professional and sister title Investigative Publishing Journal (IPJ) is published within the subscriber section of this website. In addition, Latest News is updated every day with important stories and developments.

Directgov - www.direct.gov.uk/ien.index.htm

Easy access to the public services you use and the information you need, delivered by the UK government. Takes you straight to various informative sections including; 'Crime, Justice & the Law' and 'Disabled People'