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

12 Jan 2021

Police are emphasising the importance of people’s personal decisions if we are to stop the NHS from being overwhelmed by coronavirus.

Update on national Crime Trends, and Fixed Penalty Notices issued under Covid Regulations

08 Jan 2021

Provisional data from police forces in England and Wales shows police recorded crime is twelve per cent lower than in the same period as 2019. Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) given to the public for breaches of Coronavirus Regulations rose as national restrictions were implemented in England.

Martin Hewitt takes stock of policing during the pandemic

07 Jan 2021

In the Daily Telegraph today, NPCC Chair Martin Hewitt reflects on how we policed the pandemic in 2020 and how we will police the new lockdown. You can read the full copy from this Op-ed here.

Officers and staff recognised in Queen's New Year's Honours List

30 Dec 2020

Police officers, staff and volunteers from forces across the country have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

Police chiefs urge public to follow the regulations on New Year's Eve

30 Dec 2020

Police are urging people to obey the rules in place in their area and avoid partying on New Year's Eve, as restrictions on social gatherings and certain businesses remain in place across all tiers.

Police welcome agreement between UK Government and European partners

24 Dec 2020

The UK Government and the European Union have reached an agreement on security arrangements after the United Kingdom leaves the EU on 31 December. 

Disproportionality in Police Use of Taser: Independent Panel Chair Announced

17 Dec 2020

The National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Less Lethal Weapons and the College of Policing have announced Junior Smart OBE as the Panel Chair of an Independent Review into Disproportionate Effects of Use of Taser - a new project set up to identify, understand and tackle the root causes of racial disproportionality in police use of Taser.

NPCC respond to annual police use of force statistics

17 Dec 2020

Police use of force statistics have been released today, offering unprecedented transparency to the public

Legal duty of care on online companies ‘incredibly valuable in the fight against child exploitation’

15 Dec 2020

National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for Child Protection, Chief Constable Simon Bailey, welcomes the government's response to the Online Harms White Paper

Police committed to protecting victims whilst respecting rights of suspects

08 Dec 2020

An inspection of the implementation of the Police and Crime Act 2017, which put changes around police use of bail into legislation, has been published.

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