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New stop and search power to tackle terrorism welcomed by Police and Crime Commissioner

New stop and search power to tackle terrorism welcomed by Police and Crime Commissioner

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Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Police and Crime Commissioner Rupert Matthews has welcomed plans to give police officers extra powers to help protect the public from the threat of terrorism.
Date:
Wednesday 20th July 2022
PCC Highlights Force's 'Outstanding' work to drive down ASB

PCC Highlights Force's 'Outstanding' work to drive down ASB

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Rupert Matthews, Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland's Police and Crime Commissioner has hailed Leicestershire Police's new neighbourhood policing model which has helped cut anti-social behaviour levels to the second lowest in the country.
Date:
Tuesday 19th July 2022
Recruitment success nets force an extra 26 police officers to keep people safe

Recruitment success nets force an extra 26 police officers to keep people safe

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More than 20 extra police officers will be funded in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – on top of the additional posts being recruited as part of the Government's Uplift programme.
Date:
Monday 18th July 2022
Commissioner calls for cannabis to remain a Class B drug

Commissioner calls for cannabis to remain a Class B drug

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Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Rupert Matthews has joined the growing band of people calling for recreational cannabis to remain illegal.
Date:
Tuesday 5th July 2022
New crime of non-fatal strangulation welcomed by Police and Crime Commissioner

New crime of non-fatal strangulation welcomed by Police and Crime Commissioner

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Tougher laws to punish offenders who strangle their partners to control or intimidate them have been welcomed by the county's Police and Crime Commissioner.
Date:
Friday 24th June 2022
New £600k funding jackpot announced for community safety in 2022-23

New £600k funding jackpot announced for community safety in 2022-23

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Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Police and Crime Commissioner Rupert Matthews has announced details of a new funding scheme that will inject £600k into community safety over the next year.
Date:
Wednesday 22nd June 2022
PCC Rupert Matthews calls for tougher legislation on the use of 'E-scooters'

PCC Rupert Matthews calls for tougher legislation on the use of 'E-scooters'

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He said today: "e-Scooter incidents are rising, presenting a possible danger to pedestrians, users and motorists alike. That's why I am calling on Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland's MPs to work with me to tackle the problem".
Date:
Tuesday 21st June 2022
PCC Rupert Matthews welcomes moves to improve support for victims of rape in court

PCC Rupert Matthews welcomes moves to improve support for victims of rape in court

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Rape victims will receive enhanced support at three Crown Courts under a new pilot scheme launched by the government in a bid to drive up prosecutions and convictions.
Date:
Monday 20th June 2022
Commissioner's Advisory Group Starts Work

Commissioner's Advisory Group Starts Work

Description
Leicestershire Police and Crime Commissioner Rupert Matthews "Commissioner's Advisory Group" has met for the first time. The Group has been introduced to provide a forum where the concerns of local residents and communities can be discussed directly with the Commissioner.
Date:
Monday 13th June 2022
Powerful campaign to call out misogyny receives 3.2million social media views

Powerful campaign to call out misogyny receives 3.2million social media views

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A major campaign encouraging men to stand up to the mark and call out unacceptable behaviour towards women has been viewed more than three million times on social media.
Date:
Monday 30th May 2022
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