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Chiefs, superintendents and federated ranks all raise concerns about changes to police bail

28 Sep 2016

The Police Superintendents’ Association, Police Federation of England and Wales and the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) have raised concerns with the Home Secretary about proposed changes to pre-charge bail.   

Stopping people driving when using mobiles is about education as well as enforcement

28 Sep 2016

An FOI of police forces shows that the numbers of drivers arrested for using a mobile phone when driving has fallen but NPCC say more drivers are being sent on courses to change dangerous driving behaviours.

HMIC re-visits show improved Best Use of Stop and Search practices

22 Sep 2016

The HMIC report into Best Uses of Stop and Search has revisited 13 forces which were previously non-compliant with 3 or more features. Following clear improvement, these forces have now been registered as compliant with BUSS. 

Police forces support TISPOL’s Project EDWARD to minimise road deaths across Europe

21 Sep 2016

Today, police forces in Britain are working together with TISPOL to promote the European Day Without A Road Death initiative (EDWARD). Forces are dedicating resources to raising awareness of road traffic safety, and encouraging the public to pledge and participate.

At no point have police chiefs called for complaints against them to be kept secret

19 Sep 2016

Police chiefs have not called for complaints against them to be kept secret as reported by the Mail on Sunday

NPCC supports new penalties for drivers using mobile phones

17 Sep 2016

NPCC Lead for Roads Policing Suzette Davenport supports the announcment made by the Department of Transport which will impose tougher penalties on drivers using mobile phones. 

Education and enforcement are key to preventing mobile phone use at the wheel

15 Sep 2016

Today's report by the RAC on the number of people feeling relaxed about using a mobile phone whilst driving highlights the important role police forces have in educating and taking action against those who commit such offences. 

Working together is the only way to end FGM

15 Sep 2016

The Home Affairs Select Committee has today released the 'female genital mutilation: abuse unchecked' report.  Our national lead explains how police forces must work with health, education, social care, NGOs and the affected communities to eradicate FGM.

Police speak to 5000 people at UK airports as part of action to prevent female genital mutilation

14 Sep 2016

Police forces were deployed at major airports across England and Scotland at key dates this summer to educate passengers about the law on female genital mutilation (FGM), to safeguard those who may be at risk and identify any victims of the practice.

Police and heritage experts coordinate action against metal thieves for first time

09 Sep 2016

The fight against metal thieves stepped up a gear this week (5 – 9 September 2016) after police and heritage experts joined together for the first time to carry out coordinated enforcement action.

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