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Police Chiefs’ Blog: CC Jon Boutcher - The legacy of race relations in policing means we need to work doubly hard to gain trust

22 Apr 2018

On the anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s murder, we should reflect on the legacy of what that tragedy taught us about the relationship between police and black and ethnic minority communities and look critically at the present to help us move to a better future.

Terrorism training goes online

18 Apr 2018

Police join forces with High Street retailer to develop e-learning package for crowded places staff.

NPCC: We need to make sure frontline officers are able to take their rest days

17 Apr 2018

Recent Freedom of Information statistics show that frontline officers in some forces are owed time off in unclaimed rest days. 

The statistics show that a quarter-of-a-million rest days were owed to 70,000 police officers in England and Wales as of September 17 last year.  

Police Chiefs' Blog: ACC Gary Cann - Many reasons to be proud of our internationally renowned counter terrorism command structures

16 Apr 2018

In a report published last week, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) commended our command of extreme-threat counter terrorism operations.

Violent crime: we must back our officers to use their powers with confidence

08 Apr 2018

A long term strategy to tackle the roots of violent crime, learning lessons from the success of Scotland's public health approach, is desperately needed - and I hope that's what we'll see next week from the Home Office's serious violence strategy. But when we have children dying on the streets of our capital, the police's first priority needs to be on what can be done now to stop this waste of life.

Counter Terrorism Policing urging public to ACT against online extremism

06 Apr 2018

As part of the ongoing ‘ACT –Action Counters Terrorism’ campaign, UK Counter Terrorism Policing is calling on the public to report any suspicious online content or activity.

Investigators need more effective, consistent training on the disclosure process

03 Apr 2018

National Lead for Criminal Justice, Chief Constable Nick Ephgrave says that there is a need for more effective, consistent training on disclosure, but sets out the need to ensure sensitive unused material is not automatically shared.

NPCC comments on mobile phone data extraction

28 Mar 2018

On Tuesday 27 March, the National Police Chiefs' Council lead for digital forensics, DCC Nick Baker was interviewed on Victoria Derbyshire. He spoke about how the police approach the issue of mobile phone data extraction, and stressed the importance of balancing proportionality and necessity.    

Police Chiefs' blog: CC Dee Collins - Closing the police gender pay gap is going to be hard work but it’s worth it

27 Mar 2018

I’ve spent the last three decades in policing - as a uniformed officer, as a roads policing specialist, Cleveland’s first female armed response officer, and now as a chief constable. In that time I’ve seen a huge cultural shift in attitudes towards women in policing, from a culture where women were a tiny minority and were issued with a force handbag on joining, given a stockings allowance and told we were only allowed to wear trousers on nights, to one where women make up an integral and ever growing part of the service.

Police identifying more victims of modern slavery than ever before

26 Mar 2018

The Modern Slavery Police Transformation Unit has published its first annual report.

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