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NPCC response to National child safeguarding practice review into murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson.

26 May 2022

NPCC lead for Child Protection, Deputy Chief Constable Ian Critchley responds to the national review. 

Police week of action sees increase in knives removed from the streets

26 May 2022

Operation Sceptre, the national police campaign to tackle knife crime, took place from Monday 16 May to Sunday 22 May 2022, has seen an increase in the amount of knives removed from our streets.

Police action plan released to address race disparities affecting Black people, changing a legacy of distrust

24 May 2022

The Police Race Action Plan released by National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the College of Policing sets out the commitment of Chief Constables in England and Wales to become an anti-racist police service and to explain or reform race disparities.

The plan will now be subject to further independent scrutiny with the public, police officers and staff and experts invited to share their views before it is finalised in December 2022.

Police issue warning to online sex offenders after work by covert officers leads to more than 1,300 arrests

20 May 2022

People using the internet to abuse children have been warned that they will be caught, with police revealing that the work of covert online officers has led to more than 1,300 arrests in England and Wales over the past year.

National Week of Action to Tackle Knife Crime launched

16 May 2022

Operation Sceptre, an initiative to tackle knife crime, starts today, Monday 16th May. All 43 forces and the British Transport Police will take part in intensified efforts to crack down on knife-enabled crime and violence.

Retired Chief Constable Simon Cole made a tremendous contribution to national policing before his sad death

12 Apr 2022

As condolences and reflections of Simon are shared, we wanted to reflect on his contribution to policing nationally. 

Police outline how they will measure the impact of the Violence Against Women and Girls through a new outcomes and performance framework

06 Apr 2022

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and College of Policing have published a new framework setting out how they will measure the impact of the new policing Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) framework published in December 2021, which requires all police forces to take action to improve how they tackle VAWG.

Offensive Weapons Act 2019 restrict access to dangerous weapons

06 Apr 2022

Changes to legislation brought about by the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 mean that from today (April 6) it will be harder for young people to buy dangerous weapons, both at the point of sale and delivery.

Policing mourns death of former Leicestershire Chief Constable Simon Cole QPM

30 Mar 2022

Following the sad news of the death of retired Chief Constable Simon Cole, who died this morning at the age of 55, National Police Chiefs' Council Chair Martin Hewitt said:

Over 1,400 arrested and 671 vulnerable people safeguarded in county lines week of action

18 Mar 2022

National county lines intensification week, which targets drug traffickers who often recruit children and vulnerable adults to supply drugs across the country, ran from Monday, 7th to Sunday, 13th March. All forces in England and Wales engaged in operations to crackdown on county lines.

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