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NPCC response to Westminster attack: We stand together

23 Mar 2017

Chief officers have shared their response to the attack which took place in Westminster on Wednesday 22 March. 

Latest updates regarding the incident in Westminster

22 Mar 2017

The Met Police are updating their website with all the latest news from the incident in Westminster. Please report anything suspicious to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 123. In an emergency call 999. Follow Met Police @metpoliceUK

Drones one of a number of potential options for improving police air support

20 Mar 2017

As Devon & Cornwall police launch a 24 hour drone unit, ACC Steve Barry says police are continuing to learn more about how drones can support police forces to protect the public. 

CC Simon Bailey Blog: Unite against child sexual exploitation

18 Mar 2017

Today is National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) awareness day and I am pledging my support to speak out about abuse.

ACC Mark Roberts blog: We all have the same aim - a safe and enjoyable World Cup

14 Mar 2017

It’s hard to forget the scenes from Marseilles during Euro 2016. We witnessed some of the worst football violence in recent years. It was highly organised and prolonged with many being left with serious injuries.  This isn’t what football tournaments should be about.

Over 200 contacts made with information about child sexual abuse following BBC Crimewatch programme

06 Mar 2017

A Crimewatch special “Catching the Abusers” focusing on the work of Operation Hydrant in coordinating the police response to allegations of non-recent child sexual abuse has led to calls reporting abuse and sharing information.

Police call on public to help tackle increasingly complex and varied terrorist threat

06 Mar 2017

*  New campaign asks public to act on their instincts to help tackle terrorism

*  Senior officer praises public contribution but warns threat is becoming increasingly complex and varied

*  First ever CT policing podcasts reveal untold stories on how attack was foiled with help from public

Home Office approves new Conducted Energy Device for police use

02 Mar 2017

Following a rigorous assessment of its safety and effectiveness, the Home Office has now approved the Taser X2 Conducted Energy Device (CED) for use by UK police. This device will aid police data collection on wider use of force.

We have to find long-term solutions to consistently prevent harm and manage the demand forces are facing

02 Mar 2017

The National Police Chiefs’ Council has responded to today's report on police effectiveness by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC).

Police forces co-ordinating week-long operations to enforce new penalties for mobile phone use at the wheel

01 Mar 2017

As well as running targeted operations across the week, police are helping to raise awareness of the new penalties for this offence which come into force today.

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