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Understanding voluntary resignations from the police service

Dr Sarah Charman and Dr Stephanie Bennett, Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth

There is a scarcity of research on why police officers voluntarily resign from the service. The numbers of police officers who felt that policing was not a ‘job-for-life’ and voluntarily resigned from the police service have risen – from 1,158 in the year ending March 2012 to 2,363 in the year ending March 2020.

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Radical reform is required if the police service is to look like the society it serves

By Stephen Walcott, Researcher, The Police Foundation

The Mayor of London has recently published an Action Plan to improve black Londoners’ trust and confidence in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). As part of this are some of the most radical initiatives to increase workforce diversity in recent times. Thus, the MPS is aiming to have Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) officer representation at 16 per cent by 2022, 21 per cent by 2024 and 28 per cent by 2030.

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Call for evidence: Phase Two

The Strategic Review of Policing has launched a Call for Evidence. This is the second part of its major, independent Review of Policing in England and Wales.

We welcome responses from all interested respondents from within and outside policing, including members of the public.

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The Future Police Workforce conference

This year’s Police Foundation conference on the theme of The Future Police Workforce will form part of the Strategic Review of Policing. The event will take place from 23rd to 25th February 2021.

Delegates will have the opportunity to make a contribution to the Review through their input in Q&A sessions.

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