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HRH Prince Michael presents Operation Trivium team with International Road Safety Award

13 Dec 2017

The initiative involving police forces and our European partners has been honoured for its contribution to road safety

Most police forces rated good for legitimacy by HMICFRS - but more to do on stop and search

12 Dec 2017

The most recent report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue services found a great deal of positive work done on legitimacy in recent years but focuses on the need for more analysis on stop and search data

Thousands of people suffering mental health issues may be unlawfully held by police due to delays accessing appropriate inpatient beds

08 Dec 2017

A recent review highlights that police forces are making decisions to hold people with mental health issues in custody beyond the statutory maximum due to difficulties accessing hospital beds.

MI5 and MPS statement on publication of Anderson Report

05 Dec 2017

Response to the publication of David Anderson QC’s report on the terrorist attacks of March-June 2017

ACC Chris Shead - Our officers volunteered to help those in need in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma

05 Dec 2017

As 2017 nears its close, this year - more than most – has seen awards ceremonies reflecting on the bravery of those in the emergency services - those who run towards the incident, potentially putting themselves at risk, in the hope of helping those who need it.  So this year’s theme for UN International Day for volunteers, "Volunteers Act First" recognising the contributions of first responders in times of crisis, is fitting given our deployment to the overseas territories.

245 children safeguarded and 192 arrests for child sexual abuse offences

05 Dec 2017

The use of live streaming platforms by online sex offenders is increasing and there is an urgent need to educate children about the risks associated with this new threat, warn child protection experts.

Police forces coordinating operational push to stop drink and drug driving over Christmas

01 Dec 2017

Today (Friday 1 December) marks the beginning of the annual police operation to stop people driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Government to consult on new safeguards for police use of communications data

30 Nov 2017

The Government has today announced that it is consulting on new safeguards for the use of communications data.

NPCC response to HMICFRS study into NPAS

30 Nov 2017

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue (HMICFRS) has today released it's report into the National Police Air Service (NPAS).

New figures show better reporting of domestic abuse

23 Nov 2017

A study by the Office for National Statistics brings together data from police, criminal justice partners and charities show improved reporting - but more can be done to reassure victims. 

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