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Home Office releases first national Police Use of Force statistics for England and Wales

13 Dec 2018

New Home Office statistics show that restraint tactics, such as handcuffing, were the most common type of force used by police across England and Wales.

The Government are right to recognise that more money is needed in policing

13 Dec 2018

The Government has today announced extra funding for policing as part of the provisional police funding settlement. Policing is continuing to make substantial savings and drive efficiencies, but the Government are right to recognise that policing has come under severe strain and that extra funding is necessary to meet the demands of the public.

New Prevent statistics show referrals up by a fifth

13 Dec 2018

New Home Office statistics show a 20 percent increase in the number of people referred to and supported through the Prevent programme – with extreme right wing concerns up by over a third.

NPCC Chair statement on Simon Byrne hearing outcome

12 Dec 2018

National Police Chiefs' Council Chair, Chief Constable Sara Thornton said:

New guidance for officers on sharing information with Immigration Enforcement

07 Dec 2018

Police chiefs have agreed new guidance that establishes a national position around the sharing of information with Immigration Enforcement about victims of crime who are identified as being in the UK illegally.

National operation to retest manipulated forensic samples continues

06 Dec 2018

Following a Randox Testing Services (RTS) report to Greater Manchester Police of alleged data manipulation within their laboratory processes, a team of experts identified that thousands of cases had been affected and a major national retesting programme was commissioned.

Response to HMICFRS Policing and Mental Health report 'Picking up the Pieces'

27 Nov 2018

National Police Chiefs' Council lead for Mental Health and Policing, CC Mark Collins said: 

Counter Terrorism Policing want the public's help to get Christmas security all wrapped up

18 Nov 2018

Shoppers are being asked to put security at the top of their ‘must have’ lists this Christmas.

Clarification on today's stop and search news

12 Nov 2018

There has been a lot of confusion regarding the police use of stop and search reported in the media today. We'd like to make the following clarification.

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