A group of MP's has warned elected police commissioners are showing a "worrying" ability to evade rules when sacking chief constables.
Lincolnshire's temporary Chief Constable has released a video on the force's website - since his return from suspension.
Former West Yorkshire detective Nick McFadden has been found guilty of stealing drugs from a police lockup and selling them in Leeds.
West Yorkshire Police have today launched a week long campaign highlighting the issue of domestic abuse.
Domestic Abuse week runs until Saturday to raise awareness of the support available to both victims and offenders and to offer multi-agency training in recognising and responding to domestic abuse
West Yorkshire Police officers are called to an average of 100 domestic abuse reports every day. Domestic abuse can occur in any relationship regardless of age, sex, class or race.
– Assistant Chief Constable Geoff Dodd
We know that on average, a victim suffers abuse on 35 occasions before calling the police. I would encourage victims to step forward and seek our support and the support of partners as soon as they can. This In Focus week is to raise awareness of this crime and to demonstrate, in very practical ways, how those that suffer from abuse can be safeguarded and how determined West Yorkshire police are to identify, track down and deal with offenders.
Nottinghamshire Police is holding a fortnight long amnesty to appeal for the surrender of firearms and ammunition.
It is a decade since the last firearms amnesty in Nottinghamshire and the force is asking for people to surrender unlawfully held or unwanted guns and ammunition.
Officers said many firearms were held in innocence and ignorance of their illegality or were overlooked and forgotten in people's homes.
To provide members of the community with a safe place to dispose of any firearms or ammunition an amnesty is being held for two weeks from Monday 3 March.
During that period, those surrendering firearms will not face prosecution for the illegal possession and they can remain anonymous.
However, the history of each live weapon will be checked for evidence of its use in crimes.
Gun possession and gun crime in the county have both fallen by 37% and 34% respectively in the last five years.
Anyone handing in a firearm, or a stun gun, during the amnesty is advised to check the opening times of the 15 police stations participating in the amnesty and where possible phone 101 before travelling.
They will then be advised on how to best transport the weapon responsibly from home to the police station.
Police are urging people to lock their doors and windows to tighten the grip on car criminals.
In the past two weeks, police have received reports that two cars were stolen after thieves stole keys from an unlocked house.
In addition 9 cars were broken into over two nights, resulting in the theft of items and cash worth hundreds of pounds.
Police were also called on several occasions with reports of people suspiciously looking into vehicles or trying cars doors at random, checking if they were unlocked.
– Superintendent Eddie Murphy, South Yorkshire Police
We’re trying to get people to think about keeping their vehicles and their homes secure and about items left on show – which means there’s a chance they could be stolen.It’s been good that police are receiving more calls from the public about suspicious activity. We need the eyes and ears of the public and by working together, we can beat crime.
West Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Mark Burns-Williamson is asking people across the region what is most important to them when it comes to crime and feeling safe.
It's part of a 'Listening to You' campaign which is aimed at understanding and recognising the changing needs of communities.
Over the next five weeks the people across West Yorkshire will have the chance to speak to the Commissioner and raise any issues in person.
Click here to find out when the Police and Crime Commissioner will be in your area.
Police are warning people of the dangers of tampering with electricity substations after thieves stole steel covers and tried to cut through cables at a site in Mexborough. Officers were alerted to a break-in at a unit at Adwick upon Dearne on Wednesday. About 750 homes were left without power.
A man is fighting for his life in hospital after the car he was in hit a tree in north Leeds early this morning. The BMW left the road in Scarcroft and was thrown down an embankment. A 29-year-old woman's been arrested on suspicion of drink driving. Three other people were also hurt.
A CPS review of evidence in respect of the exchange two bodies at the former Spring Street Mortuary in Hull has now concluded.
The reviewing lawyer, Richard Hebbert, has concluded that there is insufficient evidence for a prosecution.
“The police investigation in this case sought to establish how the bodies of Christopher Alder and Grace Kamara came to be exchanged and whether, in the circumstances in which that happened, any criminal act was committed. I have considered a number of potential offences, " said Mr Hebbert.
“In my review of this case I considered, firstly, whether there was evidence of acts by identifiable people which caused the exchange of bodies and which amounted to a criminal offence.
However, on the evidence I have considered, it has not been possible to determine with any accuracy when or how the bodies of Mr Alder and Mrs Kamara came to be exchanged, the personnel involved, or that what happened was anything more than an error.
For these reasons I concluded that, in relation to direct responsibility for the exchange, there was insufficient evidence to give a realistic prospect of a conviction for any offence.
“I went on to consider whether any criminal offences might arise from the management of or the work practices used in the mortuary services in Hull and the East Riding.
Whilst it is clear that there were failures by mortuary staff to implement identification procedures which might have prevented or led to earlier discovery of the error, I am not satisfied that any failure was such as to meet the high test required to establish criminal liability.
“I know this will be a disappointing outcome for both families involved, who have endured the shocks which these events have provided with dignity. I have offered both a meeting to explain my decision personally to them.”
The sister of ex-paratrooper Chistorpher Alder whose body lay undiscovered in a hospital morgue for more than a decade has hit out at the decision not to prosecute anyone over the mix-up.
Janet Alder said "I feel sick, but it's nothing more than I expected. The whole scenario has been a cover up.
"I have waited all this time for the police to go to Australia and experts to go to New Zealand and after all that time they still can't find out who put Christopher Alder with his name tag on his toe into Grace Kamara's body bag.
"Why was a man of five foot six put in a coffin for a six foot two man and why was a cemetery plot dug for a six foot two body?"I believe it has been a cover up.
"These two simple questions are the ones that need answering. These are the two solid questions: how did he end up in Grace Kamara's body bag which had her on a tag on it with his name tag on his toe and his thumb?
"Let's hope the police and the CPS can answer these questions."
The Crown Prosecution Service have announced that there will be no prosecutions over the mix-up which saw the body of former paratrooper Christopher Alder remain in the morgue at Hull Royal Infirmary for more than a decade after his family thought he had been buried.
Following this announcement Hull City Council issued this statement: “This was a tragic and most distressing event for the families and friends of both Mr. Christopher Alder and Mrs. Grace Kamara.
"We hope that we have acted as sensitively as possible since these events came to light and have fully co-operated with South Yorkshire Police to carry-out their investigation.
“However, while the Council is pleased to note there was no criminality involved in this distressing incident, unfortunately as legal proceedings have been issued by a relative of Christopher Alder we are not in a position to comment further."
A pensioner who died in Lincolnshire at the weekend is expected to be named later. The 79-year-old was taken to hospital from her home in Dunholme on Sunday. One person has been arrested.