The transcripts of the official inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press. More…

Yes, we're very strong on this point, sir. We believe that we should have national standards across the whole range of training within the Police Service, and it's something that we've called on government to ensure happens, not just in relation to media training but in training generally. Training is in a state of flux in the service. We are moving from the National Police Improvement Agency, which sets standards, guidelines, and provides 10 per cent of training nationally but also influences the local training as well -- we're moving from the National Police Improvement Agency, which is going to be done away with by November, and there's going to be some new body which hasn't been decided upon exactly at this moment in time, which will take over those sort of responsibilities. What we're saying is that national standards must be maintained within whatever that new body is.

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