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Hundreds arrested and £300k cash seized as part of national activity targeting County Lines drug gangs

21 May 2019

County Lines drug gangs have been targeted in a week of coordinated law enforcement activity across the UK, leading to more than 500 arrests, £312,649 cash and 46 weapons seized.

NPCC lead for Counter Terrorism calls for changes to proposed definition of Islamophobia

15 May 2019

I have every sympathy with those people trying to protect British Muslims against a rising tide of prejudice and hatred. 

Blog: Protecting those who protect us

09 May 2019

Our friends at Police Care UK have released the largest ever study of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma within serving officers and staff. It analyses more than 17,000 responses and was led by Dr. Jess Miller, who knows her stuff when it comes to understanding how trauma exposure affects our brains.

Police and prosecutors invite victim groups to discuss concerns about new consent form

03 May 2019

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and College of Policing have invited concerned organisations and individuals to help shape new processes to bring consistency to the way investigators search for relevant information on the digital devices of complainants and witnesses. 

Terror survivors call for businesses and religious organisations to help protect UK from attacks

02 May 2019

Terror survivors have called for businesses and religious organisations to complete Counter Terrorism training to help protect the UK from future attacks.

NPCC respond to HMICFRS PEEL spotlight report

02 May 2019

The latest PEEL spotlight report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue (HMICFRS) shows forces in general are offering a good level of service, but are doing so under significant pressure.

Progress update in meeting the disclosure challenge

29 Apr 2019

Progress in meeting the challenges faced by disclosure has been put under the spotlight today as the latest update on the National Improvement Plan is published.

Police Chiefs' Blog: Martin Hewitt – Chief Constables Council April 2019

26 Apr 2019

Last week saw a key early milestone in my tenure as chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) as we held Chief Constables’ Council in Manchester. Council brings together the leadership of the service and is our senior decision-making forum.

Crime statistics: Police committed to bringing violence down

25 Apr 2019

The ONS have released their latest quarterly crime statistics for the 12 months to December 2018. They indicate that overall levels of crime and violence are stable, with an continued, but smaller, rise in offences involving knives, and a decrease in firearms offences.

Dedicated Cybercrime Units Get Million Pound Cash Injection

11 Apr 2019

The NPCC National Cybercrime Programme has announced that every police force in England and Wales now has a dedicated cybercrime unit in place thanks to a multi-million-pound investment from the Government.

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