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National policing Code of Ethics is launched

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Tuesday 22 July 2014

The Code of Ethics sets the standards of behaviour the public can expect from more than 220,000 officers, police staff, contractors and volunteers working in policing.

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Staffordshire Police withdraw from regional collaboration

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Tuesday 29 July 2014

West Midlands Police today said they were saddened to hear that Staffordshire Police has ‘served notice’ of their intention to quit the collaborative agreement launched in 2012 which saw a regional partnership set up between the two force’s criminal justice teams.

The collaboration brought together the two forces’ approach to criminal justice issues, including case management and witness care.
Chief Constable Chris Sims said: “The decision by Staffordshire Police Chief Constable Mike Cunningham to withdraw from the collaboration is disappointing.

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Dudley drug dealer given ten years for drugs and weapons offences

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Tuesday 29 July 2014

A Dudley drug dealer, who assaulted a police officer before reaching for a loaded gun while he was being arrested, has been jailed to ten years in prison.
 
Stefan Rattray – aged 24 and of Attingham Drive, Dudley – was stretching for the weapon while PC Jessica Preston was trying to detain him during the search of a house in the town’s Corser Street on 28 November 2013.

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Police forces unite to tackle speeders and street racing

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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Street racers and speeders were targeted as police from across the Midlands joined forces to clampdown on anti-social drivers.
 
Almost 50 officers from West Midlands, Staffordshire and Warwickshire, plus the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG), took part in Sunday night’s operation – the first of its kind involving the combined clout of forces across the region.

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Search continues for missing Birmingham man spotted in Stratford-Upon-Avon

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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Police searching for a missing Birmingham man are continuing to make enquiries in Warwickshire after the 37-year-old was spotted in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
 
James Henderson was captured on CCTV in the town's McDonald's restaurant on 5 July and shows him carrying a distinctive rucksack.

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Do you recognise capped crooks in shop screwdriver attack?

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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Capped crooks lashed out at a Birmingham shop-keeper with a screwdriver when he refused to serve them alcohol.

The pair − both wearing distinctive baseball caps − attacked a staff member in Aston’s Express Convenience Store, in Birchfield Road, just before 11pm on 29 May.

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