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Police chiefs concerned about 10% increase in police-recorded crime

20 Jul 2017

Police-recorded crime has risen by 10% across England and Wales – the largest annual rise for a decade – according to the Office of National Statistics. However, the Crime Survey for England and Wales shows there was a 7% reduction in crime compared to last year. 

Record number of police forces to take part in knife crime week of action

17 Jul 2017

Thirty two police forces across the country will take part in the latest phase of Operation Sceptre,  a week-long operation that targets knife users as well those who supply and sell them.  

Police Chiefs’ Blog: CC Sara Thornton - We need to talk about wellbeing in policing

14 Jul 2017

If we want our officers and staff to function at their best, they must get the support they need from police leaders on mental health, welfare, and wellbeing.

NPCC to review the national armed police response in light of the changing threat

13 Jul 2017

At the quarterly meeting of Chief Constables Council, held over the last two days, chiefs discussed the role of armed police and Taser in protecting the public and officers in a terror attack.

Holidaymakers urged to watch new counter terrorism safety video

10 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.

Report shows police must do more for stalking and harassment victims

05 Jul 2017

An inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary highlights that police and prosecutors must improve the consistency and co-ordination of their response to victims of stalking and harassment

Clarification on inaccuracy reported in Police Oracle

30 Jun 2017

It is necessary to correct an inaccuracy reported in Police Oracle today that states “Chief Constable Sara Thornton, chairman of the NPCC, said increasing police officer pay would not necessarily go down well with her colleagues.”

New tailored approach to managing registered sex offenders introduced

29 Jun 2017

Police forces are building on improvements in risk assessment to ensure robust, proactive management of those who pose the greatest risk to the public. 

Police responding to emergencies have sufficient legal guidance and exemptions

29 Jun 2017

The NPCC lead has reiterated that police officers responding to emergencies are covered by legal guidance that shows it is not in the public interest to prosecute them. 

CC Dave Thompson Blog: Policing funding – what do we need to tackle the threats we face?

23 Jun 2017

In 1974 my predecessor as West Midlands Chief Constable, Sir Derrick Capper, faced a sustained UK IRA bombing campaign with 6,842 police officers.  Forty years later and after a horrific series of attacks in London and Manchester, I face a modern terror threat with 6,600 officers – a number that has already fallen by close to 2,000 and is set to fall further.

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