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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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Response to ICO Report concerning digital evidence in criminal investigations

18 Jun 2020

The Information Commissioner has published an investigation report into the use of mobile phone extraction (MPE) by police forces when conducting criminal investigations in England and Wales.

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Statistical update on lockdown fines given by police in England and Wales

11 Jun 2020

Provisional data released today show a continuing reduction in the number of fines issued since lockdown measures eased

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UK police stand with those appalled by George Floyd death

03 Jun 2020

UK police leaders have come together and published a statement about George Floyd’s death.

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Statistical update on number of lockdown fines given by police

29 May 2020

Provisional figures show a significant reduction in the number of fines issued by police forces since lockdown restrictions were eased in England.

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Police work with government and public health on border restrictions

22 May 2020

The Home Secretary has confirmed new border restrictions in response to the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Sustained falls in recorded crime reported throughout lockdown

21 May 2020

Provisional data from police forces in England and Wales shows a continued reduction in recorded crime of 25 per cent throughout the lockdown period.

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Police urge motorists to ‘Slow Down, Save Lives’

18 May 2020

Monday, 18 May 2020, sees the launch of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) speed enforcement operation.

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NPCC issues update on fines given during Covid lockdown

15 May 2020

Provisional figures show continued widespread compliance with public health regulations and minimal police enforcement.

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Update: Latest Covid-19 FPN data, and news about police recruitment drive

30 Apr 2020

Official figures released today (30 April) by the Home Office show that police forces in England and Wales have been boosted by 3,005 new officers in the last seven months.  Provisional figures also show widespread continued compliance with public health regulations and minimal police enforcement.

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Update: Covid-19 FPN data, and chiefs urge public to keep reporting crime

15 Apr 2020

Provisional data from police forces in England and Wales shows a reduction in crime during Coronavirus outbreak and that the vast majority of the public are following government regulations enacted in response to the crisis.

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Daily UK Government Covid-19 briefing - Speech from the Chair of the NPCC, Martin Hewitt

11 Apr 2020

National Police Chiefs' Council Chair, Martin Hewitt, delivered a speech at today's daily government covid-19 briefing, held at 10 Downing Street.

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Coronavirus: Guidance on personal protective equipment issued to police forces

09 Apr 2020

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and College of Policing have issued guidance to police forces on the use of personal protective equipment.

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