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National Police Chiefs' Council welcome announcement of inquiry

05 Oct 2021

National Police Chiefs' Council Chair, Martin Hewitt, has welcomed the inquiry announced today into the issues raised by the conviction of Sarah Everard's murderer and set out what policing must do to rebuild women's trust.

Martin Hewitt responds to sentencing of Sarah Everard's murderer

30 Sep 2021

National Police Chiefs' Council Chair, Martin Hewitt, has responded to today's whole-life sentence given to Sarah Everard's murderer.

Police Chiefs’ Blog: Assistant Commissioner Louisa Rolfe – reflections on the fight against violence against women and girls after latest police inspectorate report

17 Sep 2021

Assistant Commissioner Louisa Rolfe, National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Violence and Public Protection blogs on the final report from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) on violence against women and girls. 

Police update notice for permission to search for relevant information on digital devices

16 Sep 2021

A new Digital Processing Notice and supporting information to gain permission for searching digital devices has been launched across police forces in England and Wales. It will improve how they obtain digital evidence during investigations and give greater assurance to victims and all those involved in the process.

Police chief appointed to tackle violence against women and girls

15 Sep 2021

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has today announced that Deputy Chief Constable Maggie Blyth has been appointed as the National Police Lead for Violence Against Women and Girls, to coordinate police action across England and Wales.

Fake Interpreters will be caught

08 Sep 2021

Police want to be clear that criminals who pretend to be interpreters will be caught and be dealt with.

Police Chiefs' blog: IOPC Taser review is "vague, lacks detail and ignores extensive pieces of work already underway"

25 Aug 2021

The IOPC has published a review of Taser based on 0.1% of its use. The National Police Chiefs' Council lead for Less Lethal Weapons, Chief Constable Lucy D'Orsi has written a blog responding:

Domestic homicides remain stable during lockdown but still an enduring problem says new police report

25 Aug 2021

Domestic homicides remain an ‘entrenched and enduring problem’ despite figures remaining relatively stable during lockdown, a new report commissioned by police has found.  

Review of drug driving samples analysed by Synlab Laboratory Services Limited

19 Aug 2021

In December 2020, forensic testing company Synlab Laboratory Services Limited identified issues with its analysis of drug driving samples, specifically Section 5A Road Traffic Act toxicology testing for controlled drugs.

Catalytic converter thefts drop as people take action to protect their vehicles

10 Aug 2021

Reports of catalytic converter thefts across the UK have dropped by 57 per cent, as people opt to forensically mark their vehicles.

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