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NPCC responds to ONS crime statistics

19 Oct 2017

Today's ONS figures show that police-recorded crime has risen by 13 per cent across England and Wales with double digit increases in violent crimes. 

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Record levels of hate crime makes it even more vital that victims come forward

17 Oct 2017

Latest statistics published by the Home Office show that hate crimes rose 29 per cent in 2016/17 to 80,393 offences, the vast majority of which were violence against the person or public order crimes.

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Quarterly stats show police forces are dealing with allegations of non-recent child sexual abuse in 2366 institutions

17 Oct 2017

National police statistics show police forces are currently dealing with allegations against 4783 suspects based on reports from 5438 individuals.  The vast majority of these allegations relate to abuse in institutions. 

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HMICFRS finds that forces need to speed up plans to address abuses of position

05 Oct 2017

The inspection revealed that while the majority of forces have plans in place - and many have made significant progress - there is more work to be done. 

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Terror attack survivor backs new Run, Hide, Tell campaign for young people

29 Sep 2017

Sajda Mughal OBE, a survivor of the London 7/7 bombings, is supporting Counter Terrorism Policing's new Run, Hide, Tell campaign for young people.

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Police welcome banning of two further extreme right-wing groups

28 Sep 2017

NPCC lead for Counter Terrorism Policing, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, has welcomed Home Office ban of Scottish Dawn and NS131.

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British police officers travel to BVI to continue hurricane recovery efforts

28 Sep 2017

Twelve forces have between them sent 54 officers to the Caribbean to support the British Virgin Island Police.

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Rise in road injuries due to more accurate recording systems - but we are not complacent

28 Sep 2017

Latest road death and injury figures from the Department for Transport show statistical increase due to the CRASH recording system used by forces to capture more consistent and accurate data. 

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Counter Terrorism Police launch first ever campaign aimed at children and teenagers

28 Sep 2017

Counter Terrorism Policing's safety campaign will teach 11-16 year olds how to react in the unlikely event they are caught in a gun or knife terror attack, including being told NOT to stop and use their phones until they are safely away from danger.

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NPCC response to new bail legislations

23 Sep 2017

The National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Bail Management updates on the new Bail and Released Under Investigation (RUI) legislations.

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NPCC response to the Police Federation's routine arming survey 2017

22 Sep 2017

The National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Armed Policing responds to the Police Federation's routine arming survey which was released today.

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Police funding: do we have the resources we need?

22 Sep 2017

This time last week, commuters travelling on the tube through Parsons Green suffered a terrifying explosion and fire.  It was the fifth terror attack in the UK in six months.

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Police approach to paedophile hunters has not changed

18 Sep 2017

Figures obtained by the BBC show 11% of court cases in 2014 for the crime of meeting a child following sexual grooming used vigilante evidence, rising to 44% in 2016.  NPCC says while we may consider working with these groups in certain instances, our overall approach has not changed.

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Government Brexit paper on law enforcement reflects our operational requirements

18 Sep 2017

As the Government publishes a paper on the future partnership between the UK and European Union on security, law enforcement and criminal justice, the NPCC will continue to provide operational advice as negotiators work through the detail.

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Terrorism arrests up 68 percent in past year

14 Sep 2017

Arrests made by counter terrorism officers in the UK has risen by more than a half in the year up to the end of June 2017.

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Police officers to receive pay increase

12 Sep 2017

Following announcement from the Government, police officers will receive 1 per cent pay rise and a further 1 per cent non-consolidated increase. 

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British police arrive in the Caribbean to support Hurricane Irma recovery efforts

11 Sep 2017

Today (September 11 2017) 53 police officers flew into Barbados on a Royal Air Force flight along with others delivering humanitarian aid. 

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ACSO Mark Rowley speaks to the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism

11 Sep 2017

The national lead for counter-terrorism addressed the 17th Annual Conference in Israel today, focusing on building a 'global system effect' to fight the threat of terror. 

 

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British police officers to assist with recovery in the wake of Hurricane Irma

09 Sep 2017

Following official requests made through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British police officers will be providing support to the British Virgin Islands Police Force.

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NPCC supports possibility of merger between Devon and Cornwall and Dorset Police

06 Sep 2017

National Police Chiefs’ Council Chair, Sara Thornton, supports two forces exploring merger to 'maintain the best possible service to their communities'.

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The Duke of Cambridge says there’s more to do to help first responders look after their mental health

05 Sep 2017

Speaking today at a national police conference, the Duke of Cambridge offered his assistance in helping the police and emergency services get the right support to help them cope with the pressures of the job.

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Chiefs wish Steve White the very best on his resignation from the Police Federation

30 Aug 2017

NPCC chair Sara Thornton pays tribute to the Fed chairman

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Chiefs committed to investing in policing to get officers the welfare and wellbeing support they need

30 Aug 2017

The latest Police Federation Pay & Morale survey shows real concerns amongst officers about levels of mental health issues, stress and reduced morale. Chief constables outline our commitment to recognise the contribution of all officers by focusing on wellbeing. 

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Counter Terrorism Policing urge public to stay safe this Bank Holiday weekend

25 Aug 2017

Whatever you're doing this Bank Holiday weekend, stay safe with advice from Counter Terrorism Policing.

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Modern policing requires digital skills embedded across all ranks

23 Aug 2017

Responding to a report by Reform which calls for forces to meet the technological demand of changing crime, NPCC lead outlines how policing is adapting. 

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Latest hate crime figures covering the period of 2017 UK terrorist attacks published

10 Aug 2017

Following the attack on Westminster on 22 March, police forces provided weekly returns of recorded hate crime to the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).

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Thousands of motorists caught during police summer operation against drink and drug driving

09 Aug 2017

With participation from all forces across England and Wales, police ran targeted operations against drink and drug driving throughout June in which 38,807 vehicles were stopped and 35,382 breath tests administered, 10 per cent of which were positive, failed, or refused.

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Extra funding will help police target online predatory offenders

04 Aug 2017

The Home Secretary has announced that she is committing an extra £20 million over three years to combat the online grooming of children for sexual exploitation. 

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