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Police Chiefs' blog: CC Sara Thornton on Chief Officers' Day - March 2018

16 Mar 2018

On Wednesday, we held a one day conference for chief officers of all ranks in London. With the aim of ensuring that attendees were briefed on national issues, this conference was designed to enable colleagues to work together more effectively.

Tens of thousands of drivers get increased fines for using mobiles at wheel

01 Mar 2018

More than 26,000 motorists have been caught using a handheld mobile phone while driving in the first year since harsher penalties came into force.

New police report highlights the barriers to tackling attacks on livestock

21 Feb 2018

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has released a report highlighting the scale of dog attacks on livestock - livestock worrying - and the challenges faced by police forces in supporting farmers to deal with the issue.

Chiefs to pursue options for probationers to carry Taser

20 Feb 2018

The National Police Chiefs’ Council has supported proposals for selected probationers to be able to carry Taser after completing a rigorous application and training process.

Police Chiefs' blog: CC Sara Thornton - we must investigate and disclose all reasonable lines of inquiry while guarding against intrusion

11 Feb 2018

The acquittal of a 17 year-old for rape and the collapsed trial of Christopher Penniall revealed further failures of disclosure, and they reinforce how critical it is we address the problem, particularly when police recorded crime shows a rise of 23 per cent in sexual offences and the Crime Survey of England and Wales tells us one in five women has been sexually assaulted.

Police call for retailers to stop selling knives to under-18s in advance of a national operation to tackle knife crime

10 Feb 2018

All forces commit to a week of targeting knife crime hotspots, conducting weapon sweeps, engaging with affected communities and testing whether retailers will sell knives to young people.

NPCC welcomes improvements in police working culture in latest Leadership Report

08 Feb 2018

The National Police Chiefs' Council has responded to the report by HMICFRS regarding police leadership.

The NPCC recommends a two per cent pay increase for officers in 2018/19

08 Feb 2018

The National Police Chiefs’ Council has made its submission to the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB), which makes recommendations on police officers’ pay in England and Wales.

Policing, Health and Social Care: working together to protect and prevent harm to vulnerable people

07 Feb 2018

Today a national consensus has been agreed between policing, health and social care organisations to improve people’s health and wellbeing, prevent crime and protect the most vulnerable people in England.

Police Chiefs' Blog: CC Anthony Bangham - Road enforcement must be proportionate, but the limit is the limit for a reason

04 Feb 2018

The focus on the one mph issue has detracted from the real point I wanted to make - drivers shouldn’t just assume they’ve got a free pass to drive over the limit.

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