APCC response to the Department for Exiting the European Union and Home Office’s future partnership paper “Security, law enforcement and criminal justice”.

20/09/2017

APCC Portfolio Lead for International and Strategic Policing, Kathryn Holloway PCC said:

“In view of the terror events experienced collectively across Europe, in France, Belgium and Germany as well as the recent atrocities in London and Manchester on home ground, there has clearly never been a greater need for all the Continent’s policing, intelligence and security services to share information as effectively as humanly possible and to work together, across borders.

“Very welcome reassurance around this is now being provided to the British public by the Government, and is being supported very actively in on-going planning for the post Brexit world involving the National Crime Agency and National Police Chiefs Council.

“Naturally, negotiations over such sensitive arrangements have been taking place in private but the Government’s paper now sets out the way forward, to provide mutual protection and, since we require certainty in this area, should be welcomed by Police and Crime Commissioners.”

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