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Queen’s Birthday Honours List recognises police officers, staff and volunteers

09 Oct 2020

Police officers, staff and volunteers from forces across the country have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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Police Chiefs: Court of Appeal judgement is disappointing

09 Oct 2020

The Court of Appeal has given its judgement in the case of police officer W80 vs the Independent Office of Police Conduct.

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Crime is close to pre-lockdown levels, and fines given to the public rise as new regulations introduced

30 Sep 2020

Provisional data from police forces in England and Wales shows police recorded crime is three per cent lower than in the same period as 2019. Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) given to the public for breaches of Coronavirus Regulations are also rising again.

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NPCC Chair joins colleagues in mourning “senseless” death of officer in London

25 Sep 2020

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a police officer in south London.

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More than 1,000 arrested and £1.2 million worth of drugs seized in police crackdown on County Lines

25 Sep 2020

Between Monday 14 September and Sunday 20 September a week of activity was coordinated by the National County Lines Coordination Centre (NCLCC), which is jointly led by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the National Crime Agency (NCA), funded by the Home Office.

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Response to Prime Minister's Covid-19 update

22 Sep 2020

The Prime Minister has announced a series of new measures as part of the government’s response to coronavirus.

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Former footballer support schemes that helps victims of child sexual abuse

17 Sep 2020

A former professional footballer is supporting a scheme, which helps to ensure victims of child sexual abuse get the justice they deserve.

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Rule of Six: Police following engage, explain and encourage approach

14 Sep 2020

Changes to coronavirus regulations, introduced today, mean that the number of people that can attend social gatherings will be restricted to six in England, following a rise in Covid-19 cases.

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NPCC and College of Policing pledge to improve officer and staff safety following largest ever survey of police workforce

02 Sep 2020

Officer safety training to be overhauled and every police chief to review the equipment available to the frontline, following the findings of a review and safety survey commissioned by the NPCC and College of Policing last year.

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Provisional data shows crime slowly returning to 2019 levels

27 Aug 2020

Provisional data from police forces in England and Wales shows police recorded crime is seven per cent lower than in the same period as 2019, as lockdown measures have eased.

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Forces to step up prevention of illegal gatherings and unlicensed events

13 Aug 2020

Police forces in England and Wales will continue to increase patrols to prevent illegal gatherings during the pandemic as the warm weather and further easing of measures see a minority of people more willing to take risks.

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Update on the Plan of Action for inclusion and race equality in policing

31 Jul 2020

The chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council and CEO of the College of Policing have provided the below update about how their commitment to take action on diversity, inclusion and concerns about racial inequalities will progress.

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Police working to improve outcomes in violence against women and girls

30 Jul 2020

The Crown Prosecution Service has released the latest stats regarding violence against woman and girls.

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Analysis of Coronavirus fines published

27 Jul 2020

Analysis of Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) issued by police under the Coronavirus (Covid-19) regulations shows a low overall rate in fines issued across England and Wales with young men receiving the biggest proportion.  It also shows black, Asian and minority ethnic people were issued with a FPN at a rate of 1.6 times higher than white people.

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Coronavirus fines issued by forces continue to fall

27 Jul 2020

Data released today shows that a total of 16,029 fines were issued by forces between 27 March and 20 July in England. 2,640 were issued by forces in Wales for the same period.

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Chief Constables welcome police pay increase

21 Jul 2020

The National Police Chiefs’ Council has welcomed the government’s announcement of a 2.5% pay rise for police officers.

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Crime still down on last year as lockdown restrictions ease

17 Jul 2020

Provisional data from police forces in England and Wales shows police recorded crime is 14 per cent lower than in the same period last year.

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Counter Terrorism Policing welcomes proscription of Neo-Nazi group Feuerkrieg Division

17 Jul 2020

Feuerkrieg Division (FKD) have become the third Neo-Nazi organisation in just six months to be proscribed as a terrorist group by the UK government.

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Police welcome HMICFRS roads policing inspection

16 Jul 2020

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services has published an inspection of roads policing across English and Welsh forces.

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Police and Prosecutors to Replace Consent Form for Digital Evidence

16 Jul 2020

Police forces are to replace the consent form used to obtain permission from complainants and witnesses to search for relevant information on their digital devices.

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Police enforcement of shop face covering rule should be last resort

14 Jul 2020

The government has announced that wearing a face covering will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England from 24 July.

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Stalking victims reminded help is always available as lockdown eases

10 Jul 2020

With lockdown measures easing across the country, police forces and charities have highlighted that the current crisis has led to stalkers adapting their approaches and using online methods in order to continue to stalk their victims.

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Statistical update on number of lockdown fines given by police

10 Jul 2020

Provisional data released today show a continuing reduction in the number of fines issued as further lockdown measures eased in England and Wales

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Blue light services jointly call for respect and safety this weekend

03 Jul 2020

Members of the public are reminded to enjoy themselves responsibly, drink in moderation and respect blue light personnel, according to a statement issued today by representatives for the emergency services.

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Police and NCA infiltrate encrypted communication platform in UK’s biggest ever law enforcement operation

02 Jul 2020

UK law enforcement has made a massive breakthrough in the fight against serious and organised crime after the takedown of a bespoke encrypted global communication service used exclusively by criminals.

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A message to the UK's LGBT+ communities from NPCC lead, DCC Julie Cooke

26 Jun 2020

The brutal murders of three men who were enjoying a sunny day with friends in a Reading park was horrifying to us all.

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Statistical update on number of lockdown fines given by police

26 Jun 2020

Provisional data released today show a continuing reduction in the number of fines issued as further lockdown measures eased in England and Wales

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Police continue to see falls in crime during lockdown

19 Jun 2020

Provisional data from police forces in England and Wales shows continued falls in recorded crime compared to last year, with the lockdown effect on crime still holding.

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Police chiefs to take action on racial inequalities

18 Jun 2020

A small working group of key NPCC leads, chief officers with experience of being people of colour within UK policing and the Chief Executive of the College of Policing have been considering the police response to concerns about racial injustice in the UK and in policing following the death of George Floyd in America and the global debate on racism.

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