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Statistical update on number of lockdown fines given by police

29 May 2020

Provisional figures show a significant reduction in the number of fines issued by police forces since lockdown restrictions were eased in England.

Police work with government and public health on border restrictions

22 May 2020

The Home Secretary has confirmed new border restrictions in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Sustained falls in recorded crime reported throughout lockdown

21 May 2020

Provisional data from police forces in England and Wales shows a continued reduction in recorded crime of 25 per cent throughout the lockdown period.

Police urge motorists to ‘Slow Down, Save Lives’

18 May 2020

Monday, 18 May 2020, sees the launch of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) speed enforcement operation.

NPCC issues update on fines given during Covid lockdown

15 May 2020

Provisional figures show continued widespread compliance with public health regulations and minimal police enforcement.

Update: Latest Covid-19 FPN data, and news about police recruitment drive

30 Apr 2020

Official figures released today (30 April) by the Home Office show that police forces in England and Wales have been boosted by 3,005 new officers in the last seven months.  Provisional figures also show widespread continued compliance with public health regulations and minimal police enforcement.

Update: Covid-19 FPN data, and chiefs urge public to keep reporting crime

15 Apr 2020

Provisional data from police forces in England and Wales shows a reduction in crime during Coronavirus outbreak and that the vast majority of the public are following government regulations enacted in response to the crisis.

Daily UK Government Covid-19 briefing - Speech from the Chair of the NPCC, Martin Hewitt

11 Apr 2020

National Police Chiefs' Council Chair, Martin Hewitt, delivered a speech at today's daily government covid-19 briefing, held at 10 Downing Street.

Coronavirus: Guidance on personal protective equipment issued to police forces

09 Apr 2020

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and College of Policing have issued guidance to police forces on the use of personal protective equipment.

Coronavirus: Policing approach remains to use enforcement as last resort

09 Apr 2020

Speaking ahead of the Easter weekend the chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council, Martin Hewitt, said:

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