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CC Dave Thompson Blog: Policing funding – what do we need to tackle the threats we face?

23 Jun 2017

In 1974 my predecessor as West Midlands Chief Constable, Sir Derrick Capper, faced a sustained UK IRA bombing campaign with 6,842 police officers.  Forty years later and after a horrific series of attacks in London and Manchester, I face a modern terror threat with 6,600 officers – a number that has already fallen by close to 2,000 and is set to fall further.

2017 Queen's birthday honours

16 Jun 2017

Members of the police service are included in honours which recognise the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the UK.

Police advice to stay safe at festivals this summer

08 Jun 2017

More festival workers and staff at major summer events are to be trained on what to do in the event of a terrorist incident following the atrocities in Manchester and London.

Spikes in hate crime happen against backdrop of communities coming together

07 Jun 2017

NPCC Lead for Hate Crime addresses recent spikes trigged by the horrible attacks in Manchester and London

Constant security reviews in place on polling day

07 Jun 2017

As people cast their votes in the General Election, police forces are updating security in line with the threat level

NPCC response to London Bridge incident: We will not be divided

04 Jun 2017

Chief officers respond to the terrorist attack in London

Police forces targeting drink driving this summer

01 Jun 2017

Together with the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL), police forces in England and Wales will be supporting a month-long campaign to clamp down on drink driving.

Police update as the UK threat level reduces to Severe

27 May 2017

For practical and precautionary reasons we made the decision that the resources we planned for this weekend’s events will continue. So the public will still see that high level of policing presence; some armed, some unarmed.

Extra officers on duty as police urge public to continue to enjoy events - but be vigilant

26 May 2017

Following the appalling terrorist attack last Monday night, detectives from the Counter Terrorism Command have been working round the clock as part of a fast paced wide ranging investigation.

Update from CT Policing

25 May 2017

Intelligence sharing reinstated

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