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Around 350 victims have come forward to report child sexual abuse within football clubs

01 Dec 2016

Following ongoing and widespread publicity surrounding allegations of child sexual abuse within football, many police forces across the country have received a significant number of calls, both reporting further allegations and offering information.

Police launch annual push against drink and drug driving during Christmas

01 Dec 2016

The NPCC annual month-long operation against driving under the influence launches today and police forces across the country will be using intelligence-led tactics and local knowledge of hotspots to detect people who are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the festive period.

Police put transformation plans into action as another 28 projects receive Home Office funding

30 Nov 2016

Police receive over £26 million over the next three years for projects designed to help transform the police service for the benefit of the public.  

Help available for webcam blackmail victims: don’t panic, and don’t pay

30 Nov 2016

Thousands of people in the UK are likely to be falling victim to sextortion every year, according to the National Crime Agency and National Police Chiefs Council.

Necessity, proportionality and ethics will be at the heart of our approach as the Investigatory Powers Bill becomes law

29 Nov 2016

The Investigatory Powers Act received royal assent today.  Police chiefs say they are preparing for implementation of the Act.

New police plan to mobilise communities and disrupt terrorists

28 Nov 2016

An innovative police scheme that deploys teams of officers to disrupt criminals and terrorists in crowded places is calling on the public to play their part in making it a success. The move comes at the start of National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week (Monday Nov 28 to Sunday Dec 4, #CTAW2016).

Police encourage victims of sexual abuse in football to report it

25 Nov 2016

Police forces are also urging people who may have information about non recent sexual abuse suffered within football clubs to come forward.

A common sense police approach to investigating sexting among under-18s

24 Nov 2016

As reports of sexting between young people continue to rise, police forces are given advice on how to respond in a measured and proportionate way.

Sara Thornton's speech to NPCC & APCC joint summit in full - November 2016

23 Nov 2016

Welcome to our second joint conference.  Last year we welcomed you to the gothic splendour of Manchester Town Hall, this year the 1980’s splendour of the QE2

Police committed to addressing threat from extreme right wing

23 Nov 2016

Senior National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, insists officers will tackle all forms of extremism.

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