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National police response to the Hillsborough Families Report

31 Jan 2023

Widespread changes to policing were made public today as national police leaders release their response to the Hillsborough Families Report.

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NPCC concludes review into drug driving samples

30 Jan 2023

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the Forensic Science Regulator (FSR) have now concluded their reviews into Synlab Laboratory Services Limited’s (Synlab) analysis of drug driving samples, specifically Section 5A Road Traffic Act toxicology testing for controlled drugs.

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National Lead for Child Protection Responds to Report on Child Abuse

27 Jan 2023

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has released a report today saying that imagery of primary school aged children sexually abusing themselves on camera has soared by more than 1,000 per cent since 2019. Below, DCC Ian Critchley responds to these findings and details how police are working to tackle this type of offending.

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Clear, Hold, Build tactic to tackle serious and organised crime to be adopted by forces

24 Jan 2023

Police forces in England and Wales will adopt a new tactic for tackling serious and organised crime, after early signs of success by pilot forces.

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All police staff records to be checked for allegations and intelligence by March

20 Jan 2023

All police officers and staff in England and Wales will be checked against the Police National Database (PND) to identify any intelligence or allegations that need further investigation.  

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NPCC will ask all police forces to check their officers and staff against national police databases for misogyny and predatory behaviour

18 Jan 2023

This will help identify anyone who has slipped through the net before vetting standards were toughened and ensure those who are unfit to serve can be rooted out. 

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NPCC responds to guilty pleas from serving Met officer

16 Jan 2023

Statement issued by the National Police Chiefs' Council Chair regarding guilty pleas from serving Met Police officer, David Carrick

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NPCC responds to a report into Safer Schools Officers

16 Jan 2023

NPCC Lead for Children and Young Persons, T/DAC Catherine Roper, responds to a report into police officers in schools

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King's New Year’s Honours List recognises police officers, staff and volunteers

30 Dec 2022

Police officers, staff and volunteers from forces across the country have been recognised in His Majesty The King's first ever New Year’s Honours List.

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Potential victims of spiking urged to report to police and get tested quickly as nearly 5,000 reports of spiking are made within a year

29 Dec 2022

Ahead of New Year’s Eve parties, police are reiterating advice on what to do if you or someone you know may have been spiked – report to the police and get tested by them quickly. 

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Police crackdown on robbers during national week of action in build up to festive season

23 Dec 2022

Operation Calibre, the national police campaign to personal robbery, took place from Saturday 10 December to Saturday 17 December 2022, has seen over 350 arrests made.

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NPCC reacts to super-complaint on response to ethnic minority sex abuse victims at risk of honour-based abuse

16 Dec 2022

The National Police Chiefs’ Council has responded to the findings of a super-complaint into how police deal with cases involving ethnic minority victims of sexual abuse, including those at risk of honour-based abuse.

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Our Black Workforce Survey: We’re listening to make change

15 Dec 2022

Police chiefs have reaffirmed their determination to ensure an anti-racist police service after 1,600 Black and Black heritage officers and staff across 44 forces gave their views on what it’s like to be a Black person in policing.

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Unearthing hard truths about rape investigation is the way to transform our service to victims - Chief Constable Sarah Crew Blog

15 Dec 2022

The change we all so desperately want to see in investigating and prosecuting rape will be built on fixing the problems in our current approach.  Today’s research findings from a landmark collaboration between academics and the police lays these flaws bare and in places is hard to read – but it is a critical step in achieving our ambition of wholescale change.

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England and Wales fans praised for exemplary behaviour at Qatar World Cup

13 Dec 2022

The head of UK Football Policing has praised fans who travelled to the World Cup in Qatar for their exemplary behaviour throughout the tournament.

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National Week of Action to Tackle Personal Robbery launched

13 Dec 2022

Operation Calibre, a new initiative to tackle personal robbery, launched on Saturday 10 December and will continue until Saturday 17 December. The national operation is part of intensified efforts to crack down on personal robbery.

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Policing reaffirms its determination to tackle domestic abusers

05 Dec 2022

Familial domestic homicides increase, and scale of victim suicides revealed for first time

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Police chiefs meet with the Prime Minister and Home Secretary to discuss criminal activism

01 Dec 2022

Police chiefs have welcomed today’s constructive meeting with the Prime Minister and Home Secretary to discuss the response to criminal activism involved in some protest movements.

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NPCC Responds to HMICFRS Inspection on Digital Forensics

01 Dec 2022

The publication of HMICFRS’s inspection of the use of digital forensics by the police and other agencies in criminal investigations is welcomed by the National Police Chief’s Council.

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Police Public Bravery Awards 2022

29 Nov 2022

Outstanding acts of bravery by the public were celebrated at The National Police Chiefs’ Council’s (NPCC) annual Police Public Bravery Awards last night (28 November).

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Police Chiefs respond to Stalking Super-complaint

25 Nov 2022

The National Police Chiefs' Council has issued a statement following a super-complaint on stalking, submitted by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, on behalf of the National Stalking Consortium. 

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Nationwide week of action sees police crackdown on knife crime - updated

24 Nov 2022

Operation Sceptre, the national police campaign to tackle knife crime, took place from Monday 14 November to Sunday 20 November 2022, has seen over 7,000 knives removed from our streets.

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Police step up patrols of the road network to target drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol

21 Nov 2022

Police chiefs warn anyone getting behind the wheel after a drink or two during the world cup and festive parties that they face the prospect of ending up behind bars this festive season.

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National Week of Action to Tackle Knife Crime Launched

15 Nov 2022

Operation Sceptre, an initiative to tackle knife crime, started yesterday Monday 14 November. All 43 forces and the British Transport Police will take part in intensified efforts to crack down on knife-enabled crime and violence.

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APCC and NPCC commit to partnership working to tackle violence against women and girls

10 Nov 2022

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) at their annual Summit have pledged their joint approach to improving the response to violence against women and girls (VAWG) through strengthening partnerships.

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Journalists covering recent protest activity

09 Nov 2022

NPCC responds to reports regarding journalists covering recent protest activity on our roads and motorways. 

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APCC & NPCC Partnership Summit 2022: Speech by NPCC Chair Martin Hewitt

09 Nov 2022

This is the speech delivered by NPCC chair Martin Hewitt at the APCC & NPCC Partnership Summit on Wednesday 9th November 2022. The theme of the Summit was 'Cutting Crime, Building Confidence'.

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Election of new NPCC Chair

31 Oct 2022

Chief Constable Gavin Stephens has been appointed to lead the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) from April 2023.

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