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Police patrols continue as lockdown eased further

17 May 2021

Amid the encouraging signs of the lockdown easing, NPCC Chair Martin Hewitt urges people to keep following the rules, with police also playing their part to help the UK beat COVID-19. 

First National Policing Chief Scientific Adviser announced

11 May 2021

Professor Paul Taylor has been appointed as the first National Policing Chief Scientific Adviser.

Over 7,500 knives taken by police forces during national knife crime campaign

10 May 2021

Over 7,500 knives have been seized and surrendered as part of a coordinated effort to tackle knife crime across England and Wales.

Update on crime trends - March 2021

05 May 2021

Police recorded crime is 12 per cent lower than in the same period as 2020, provisional data from forces in England and Wales show.

More than a thousand stolen catalytic converters recovered following national crackdown

29 Apr 2021

Police forces across the nation have recovered over a thousand stolen catalytic converters and arrested more than 50 people as part of a joint operation to tackle catalytic converter theft.

Update on Coronavirus FPNs issued by police – April 2021

29 Apr 2021

Police in England and Wales have processed a total of 110,322 fixed penalty notices for breaches of Coronavirus restrictions up to 18 April 2021.

Launch of national anti-knife crime week

26 Apr 2021

Police forces across the country are intensifying efforts to tackle knife crime as part of a national week of action. Operation Sceptre will look at key themes such as prevention and education and officers will carry out targeted operations alongside partner agencies.

Officers expected to show professionalism when using social media

23 Apr 2021

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has warned police officers and staff about inappropriate use of social media and the consequences they could face for posting or sharing offensive material. 

Police credited for “immediate and decisive action to keep people safe” during pandemic

20 Apr 2021

The independent inspectorate of policing has commended officers, staff and volunteers for their “exceptional dedication and commitment” to keeping people safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

09 Apr 2021

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

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