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Latest crime statistics indicate better reporting to police, but some increases in violent crime

27 Apr 2017

The latest crime figures released by the Office for National Statistics paint a complex picture of crime levels across England and Wales

NPCC response to State of Policing 2016

20 Apr 2017

Chief officers have responded to "State of Policing 2016", the annual assessment of policing in England and Wales based on inspections carried out by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) between February 2016 and March 2017.

Firearms officers shooting at moving vehicles

20 Apr 2017

National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Armed Policing, DCC Simon Chesterman, explains the change in guidance for firearms officers shooting at moving vehicles.

More firearms officers ready to protect the public

19 Apr 2017

There are 640 more firearms officers protecting the public in England and Wales than this time last year.

Latest figures on Taser use show more uses but fewer discharges

13 Apr 2017

Police officers trained to use Taser continue to engage their training to defuse dangerous situations without resorting to firing the weapon.

Police Chiefs' Blog: CC Sara Thornton - Chief Constables' Council April 2017

13 Apr 2017

For our April meeting we travelled to Durham with a focus on reform and welcomed two guests; Dame Vera Baird, Chair of the APCC and Commissioner Erik Akerboom of the Netherlands Police, to speak to us about their organisations.

CC Alex Marshall's retirement from the College of Policing

04 Apr 2017

Police chiefs thank CC Marshall for his leadership

Changes to pre-charge bail limit introduced

03 Apr 2017

Changes to the pre-charge bail limit of 28 days have been introduced today as part of the Policing and Crime Act

Burglary is at its lowest level for thirty years

31 Mar 2017

Falling rates of burglary are linked closely to better security prevention; making sure that basic measures are taken which police know will effectively deter criminals. 

Chief officer recruitment

30 Mar 2017

Chief Constable Sara Thornton responds to proposals around chief officer recruitment

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