23 Mar 2017
Chief officers have shared their response to the attack which took place in Westminster on Wednesday 22 March.
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
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.
18 Mar 2017
Today is National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) awareness day and I am pledging my support to speak out about abuse.
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.
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.
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
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.
28 Feb 2017
To best protect children from harm, we need to consider alternative approaches to those who view indecent images of children but don’t pose a physical threat, says NPCC Lead for Child Protection Chief Constable Simon Bailey. In response to the scale of child sexual abuse reports, CC Bailey proposes an alternative approach for debate.
22 Feb 2017
Police chiefs looking forward to working with the new Met Commissioner
21 Feb 2017
DCC Simon Chesterman responds to draft guidance published by the IPCC which deals with firearms officers in an incident where they have discharged their weapon resulting in death or serious harm.
19 Feb 2017
Police are working with the CPS and the Forensic Science Regulator to respond to the issue
Additional funding is vital in ensuring we are able to tackle the threat of child sexual exploitation
16 Feb 2017
Following the Governments pledge of £40 million in measures to protect children and young people from sexual abuse, Chief Constable Simon Bailey highlights the importance of funding in safeguarding the vulnerable.
08 Feb 2017
Informants often provide timely and essential intelligence which cannot always be obtained by other means. This tactic can lead to very serious crimes being prevented including, murders, child sexual exploitation, and terrorism.
06 Feb 2017
Over 800 potentially lethal weapons have been seized and 282 suspects arrested during a month-long operation aimed at preventing criminals and terrorists gaining access to illegal firearms.
03 Feb 2017
Research by the charity Barnardo's has highlighted increases in recorded cases of children committing sexual offences against other children in England and Wales between 2013 and 2016.
03 Feb 2017
As our January meeting of all chief constables was at the Police Federation headquarters, it was fitting that investment in our staff and culture was at the forefront of our focus.
25 Jan 2017
Our world has gone digital. Smartphones are everywhere and have overtaken computers as the most popular way we access the internet. The world has changed, and 93% of adults in the UK now own a mobile phone compared with 36% in 2000.
Police begin fresh operational push against mobile phone use by drivers following previous effort that caught thousands of offenders nationwide
23 Jan 2017
36 forces took part in the campaign in November stopping 10,012 vehicles and detecting nearly 8,000 mobile phone offences, the highest ever total for a week of enforcement on distraction driving.
19 Jan 2017
The Crime Survey of England and Wales (CSEW) shows that levels of crime have remained stable at 6.7 million offences for the year ending September 2016. However, the inclusion of fraud and computer misuse incidents has led to a further 5.6 million offences being recorded.
13 Jan 2017
Police chiefs have developed a set of nationally consistent principles to complement existing legislation and guidance and help forces ensure that they are using custody in a way that is legitimate, effective and efficient.
The police service is committed to achieving accreditation and improving standards of forensic science
06 Jan 2017
The forensic regulators annual report highlights key priority areas for policing to meet in order to continue to enhance our response and prevent quality failures.
30 Dec 2016
The National Police Chiefs' Council has congratulated all those recognised in the New Year Honours list for 2017, including over 30 current and former members of the police service in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
29 Dec 2016
Domestic abuse can affect anyone. It is something that forces up and down the country are responding to far too frequently. The abuse suffered can take many forms and until last year victims who experienced psychological, emotional or financial abuse were not protected by any specific legislation.
29 Dec 2016
Six months after the blanket ban on psychoactive substances took effect, the first convictions have been secured and the number of arrests is continuing to rise.
22 Dec 2016
Forces undertook a series of coordinated weeks of action in February, April, June and October 2016 to tackle knife crime under Operation Sceptre. In October, 21 police forces across the country took part in the operation which includes targeting habitual knife carriers, weapon sweeps, test purchases of knives from identified retailers, and use of surrender bins.
21 Dec 2016
As the European Court of Justice rules on the legal challenge against UK rules on the retention of data, NPCC says police will work within any authorisation and oversight regime deemed appropriate by Parliament and courts of law. However, it is important that regime can deal effectively with the volume and urgency of our cases.