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Police are urged to boycott FBI-style crime agency

PUBLISHED January 17, 2005

Police are threatening to boycott the new 'British FBI' set up to tackle gangland crime in a row over what officers claim is the creeping politicisation of the force.

The Police Federation is warning officers not to sign up for jobs with the new flagship agency, arguing that they will lose the traditional independence police officers enjoy and that their pay and conditions may be at risk.