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Increases in fraud and computer misuse demonstrate the need for policing to adapt and transform

19 Jan 2017

The Crime Survey of England and Wales (CSEW) shows that levels of crime have remained stable at 6.7 million offences for the year ending September 2016. However, the inclusion of fraud and computer misuse incidents has led to a further 5.6 million offences being recorded.

New national strategy for police custody

13 Jan 2017

Police chiefs have developed a set of nationally consistent principles to complement existing legislation and guidance and help forces ensure that they are using custody in a way that is legitimate, effective and efficient.

The police service is committed to achieving accreditation and improving standards of forensic science

06 Jan 2017

The forensic regulators annual report highlights key priority areas for policing to meet in order to continue to enhance our response and prevent quality failures.

New Year Honours 2017: Congratulations

30 Dec 2016

The National Police Chiefs' Council has congratulated all those recognised in the New Year Honours list for 2017, including over 30 current and former members of the police service in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

DCC Louisa Rolfe Blog: Coercive control can affect anyone. December 2016

29 Dec 2016

Domestic abuse can affect anyone. It is something that forces up and down the country are responding to far too frequently. The abuse suffered can take many forms and until last year victims who experienced psychological, emotional or financial abuse were not protected by any specific legislation. 

 

First convictions under Psychoactive Substances Act now secured

29 Dec 2016

Six months after the blanket ban on psychoactive substances took effect, the first convictions have been secured and the number of arrests is continuing to rise.

Police forces across the country have responded to continuing concerns around knife offences

22 Dec 2016

Forces undertook a series of coordinated weeks of action in February, April, June and October 2016 to tackle knife crime under Operation Sceptre. In October, 21 police forces across the country took part in the operation which includes targeting habitual knife carriers, weapon sweeps, test purchases of knives from identified retailers, and use of surrender bins.

Any regime for communications data needs to be practical and dynamic with robust safeguards

21 Dec 2016

As the European Court of Justice rules on the legal challenge against UK rules on the retention of data, NPCC says police will work within any authorisation and oversight regime deemed appropriate by Parliament and courts of law.  However, it is important that regime can deal effectively with the volume and urgency of our cases.

Police have called on the public to remain vigilant following the tragic events at a Christmas market in Berlin yesterday.

20 Dec 2016

National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for protective security, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi says: “At this time I would like to extend my condolences to the families of all those who have been killed or injured, and to praise fellow emergency service workers who have responded to unfolding events to help save lives.

Police mark International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

17 Dec 2016

The day calls attention to crimes committed against sex workers worldwide, as well as the need to remove the social stigma and discrimination that have contributed to this violence.

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