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Modern policing requires digital skills embedded across all ranks

23 Aug 2017

Responding to a report by Reform which calls for forces to meet the technological demand of changing crime, NPCC lead outlines how policing is adapting. 

Latest hate crime figures covering the period of 2017 UK terrorist attacks published

10 Aug 2017

Following the attack on Westminster on 22 March, police forces provided weekly returns of recorded hate crime to the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).

Thousands of motorists caught during police summer operation against drink and drug driving

09 Aug 2017

With participation from all forces across England and Wales, police ran targeted operations against drink and drug driving throughout June in which 38,807 vehicles were stopped and 35,382 breath tests administered, 10 per cent of which were positive, failed, or refused.

Extra funding will help police target online predatory offenders

04 Aug 2017

The Home Secretary has announced that she is committing an extra £20 million over three years to combat the online grooming of children for sexual exploitation. 

Police Chiefs' Blog: Cdr Matt Twist - Publishing use of force data is a great step forward for police transparency August 2017

01 Aug 2017

Police are charged with maintaining order and keeping people safe. In fulfilling those duties, they will sometimes need to use force on behalf of the state to protect the public and themselves form harm.

NPCC Lead for Armed Policing says increase in firearms operations corresponds to threat

27 Jul 2017

Statistics released by the Home Office show that there has been an increase in the number of police firearms operations and incidents in which police firearms were discharged. 

Counter Terrorism police's safety video for holidaymakers hits one million views

27 Jul 2017

The key advice is:

Run – to a place of safety. This is better than trying to surrender or negotiate.

Hide – it is better to hide than confront. Barricade yourself in, turn your phone to silent and use only when it is safe to do so.

Tell – Make sure you know the local emergency numbers in the country you’re travelling to. For all EU counties it’s 112.

Police committed to improving safety standards in police pursuits

26 Jul 2017

The NPCC Lead for Revision of Police Pursuits responds to figures released by the IPCC which show that the number of pursuit-related deaths have increased. 

Police Chiefs' Blog: CC Sara Thornton - Chief Constables' Council July 2017

26 Jul 2017

Chiefs from across the country travelled to South Buckinghamshire for our quarterly meeting of Chief Constables' Council. 

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