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Dean Haydon appointed as Senior National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing

18 May 2018

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon has been appointed as the new Senior National Coordinator (SNC) for counter terrorism policing. DAC Haydon was appointed this week as the permanent successor to Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, who himself took over as head of the Met’s Specialist Operations in March.

Police Chiefs' blog: CC Sara Thornton on Chief Constables' Council April 2018

17 May 2018

Chief Constables’ Council was held in York last month and as ever the agenda was packed with important debates and decisions.

Armed policing numbers boosted with more specially trained officers

17 May 2018

The number of firearms officers ready to protect the public in England and Wales has risen by 1351 since April 2016.

CC Bill Skelly: Despite a rise in crime, police forces are committed to keeping people safe

26 Apr 2018

Today the ONS have published their quarterly crime statistics. The Crime Survey of England and Wales indicates that crime is falling overall but police data shows an increase crimes such as violent crime, which is up by 21%. 

Police Chiefs’ Blog: CC Jon Boutcher - The legacy of race relations in policing means we need to work doubly hard to gain trust

22 Apr 2018

On the anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s murder, we should reflect on the legacy of what that tragedy taught us about the relationship between police and black and ethnic minority communities and look critically at the present to help us move to a better future.

Terrorism training goes online

18 Apr 2018

Police join forces with High Street retailer to develop e-learning package for crowded places staff.

NPCC: We need to make sure frontline officers are able to take their rest days

17 Apr 2018

Recent Freedom of Information statistics show that frontline officers in some forces are owed time off in unclaimed rest days. 

The statistics show that a quarter-of-a-million rest days were owed to 70,000 police officers in England and Wales as of September 17 last year.  

Police Chiefs' Blog: ACC Gary Cann - Many reasons to be proud of our internationally renowned counter terrorism command structures

16 Apr 2018

In a report published last week, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) commended our command of extreme-threat counter terrorism operations.

Violent crime: we must back our officers to use their powers with confidence

08 Apr 2018

A long term strategy to tackle the roots of violent crime, learning lessons from the success of Scotland's public health approach, is desperately needed - and I hope that's what we'll see next week from the Home Office's serious violence strategy. But when we have children dying on the streets of our capital, the police's first priority needs to be on what can be done now to stop this waste of life.

Counter Terrorism Policing urging public to ACT against online extremism

06 Apr 2018

As part of the ongoing ‘ACT –Action Counters Terrorism’ campaign, UK Counter Terrorism Policing is calling on the public to report any suspicious online content or activity.

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