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Met/NPCC statement – compensation awarded in Investigatory Powers Tribunal case

25 Jan 2022

A joint statement from the Met and the National Police Chiefs’ Council, following an order made by the Investigatory Powers Tribunal

Update on the national police absence rate and Coronavirus FPNs issued by forces in England and Wales

11 Jan 2022

This release covers the enforcement and processing of Fixed Penalty Notices by police forces in England and Wales to the 19 December 2021. It also provides a snapshot of UK wide police absence, covering officers and staff.

Officers and staff recognised in Queen's New Year's Honours List

31 Dec 2021

Police officers, staff and volunteers from forces across the country have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

Violent men who harm women warned that police are increasing action against them

15 Dec 2021

Police in England and Wales will take wide-ranging action to deliver a fundamental shift in priority of violence against women and girls and give victims a consistently high standard of service wherever they are.

Forces to crack down on drink and drug driving this Christmas

03 Dec 2021

Police chiefs warn anyone getting behind the wheel after a festive drink or two that they face the prospect of ending up behind bars this Christmas.

Over 9,639 knives removed from the streets as part of police week of action

29 Nov 2021

Operation Sceptre, the regular police operation to tackle knife crime, took place between Monday, 15 November to Sunday, 21 November.

National Police Chiefs’ Council Launch National Week of Action to Tackle Knife Crime

15 Nov 2021

Operation Sceptre, a weeklong initiative to tackle knife crime, starts today, Monday 15th November. All 43 forces (England and Wales) and the British Transport Police will take part in the efforts to crack down on knife-enable crime and violence.

Update on Coronavirus FPNs issued by police – October 2021

02 Nov 2021

Police in England and Wales have processed a total of 118,438 fixed penalty notices (FPNs) for breaches under the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations 2020 and subsequent amendments.

Independent Chair seeks scrutiny board for police action plan on inclusion and race

28 Oct 2021

Independent experts with a passion for championing inclusion and race equality have been invited to apply their skills and experience to address long-standing challenges in the relationship between Black people and the police.   

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