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Police update as the UK threat level reduces to Severe

27 May 2017

For practical and precautionary reasons we made the decision that the resources we planned for this weekend’s events will continue. So the public will still see that high level of policing presence; some armed, some unarmed.


Extra officers on duty as police urge public to continue to enjoy events - but be vigilant

26 May 2017

Following the appalling terrorist attack last Monday night, detectives from the Counter Terrorism Command have been working round the clock as part of a fast paced wide ranging investigation.


Update from CT Policing

25 May 2017

Intelligence sharing reinstated


Manchester incident: Update

24 May 2017

Following reports in the US media, the statement below has been issued through the National Police Chiefs' Council.


Terror threat raised to 'Critical': National Policing response

23 May 2017

Police doing what the public expects to keep people safe and urging people to stay alert


NPCC response to Manchester incident: Support for the best of humanity

23 May 2017

Chief officers respond to the act of terrorism in Manchester which claimed innocent lives.


Drug testing at music festivals

22 May 2017

There has been no proposed national roll-out of drug testing at festivals, this would need to be considered at a local level by the police force, local authority and health services.


Emergency services unite to be dementia friendly for Dementia Awareness Week

19 May 2017

Today (Thursday 18 May), the National Fire Chiefs’ Council (NFCC), The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE) met with leading dementia charity Alzheimer’s Society to sign a strategic commitment to work towards being dementia friendly organisations.


Help us building a fitting UK Police Memorial

17 May 2017

Police chiefs are supporting a national campaign launched today (17th May) to raise funds to build a new UK Police Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) in Staffordshire.


Coordinated police operation underway to retest manipulated forensic tests from Randox Testing Services

09 May 2017

A police probe into data manipulation by two individuals working at Randox Testing Services (RTS) has uncovered that data which supports in excess of 6000 toxicology samples could have been impacted by that manipulation. 


Public ACT following call from Counter Terror police

03 May 2017

More than 3000 people have contacted the police with information about possible terrorist activity since a campaign to encourage more calls from the public was launched in March.


Latest crime statistics indicate better reporting to police, but some increases in violent crime

27 Apr 2017

The latest crime figures released by the Office for National Statistics paint a complex picture of crime levels across England and Wales


NPCC response to State of Policing 2016

20 Apr 2017

Chief officers have responded to "State of Policing 2016", the annual assessment of policing in England and Wales based on inspections carried out by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) between February 2016 and March 2017.


Firearms officers shooting at moving vehicles

20 Apr 2017

National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Armed Policing, DCC Simon Chesterman, explains the change in guidance for firearms officers shooting at moving vehicles.


More firearms officers ready to protect the public

19 Apr 2017

There are 640 more firearms officers protecting the public in England and Wales than this time last year.


Latest figures on Taser use show more uses but fewer discharges

13 Apr 2017

Police officers trained to use Taser continue to engage their training to defuse dangerous situations without resorting to firing the weapon.


Police Chiefs' Blog: CC Sara Thornton - Chief Constables' Council April 2017

13 Apr 2017

For our April meeting we travelled to Durham with a focus on reform and welcomed two guests; Dame Vera Baird, Chair of the APCC and Commissioner Erik Akerboom of the Netherlands Police, to speak to us about their organisations.


CC Alex Marshall's retirement from the College of Policing

04 Apr 2017

Police chiefs thank CC Marshall for his leadership


Changes to pre-charge bail limit introduced

03 Apr 2017

Changes to the pre-charge bail limit of 28 days have been introduced today as part of the Policing and Crime Act


Burglary is at its lowest level for thirty years

31 Mar 2017

Falling rates of burglary are linked closely to better security prevention; making sure that basic measures are taken which police know will effectively deter criminals. 


Chief officer recruitment

30 Mar 2017

Chief Constable Sara Thornton responds to proposals around chief officer recruitment


NPCC response to Westminster attack: We stand together

23 Mar 2017

Chief officers have shared their response to the attack which took place in Westminster on Wednesday 22 March. 


Latest updates regarding the incident in Westminster

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 789 321. In an emergency call 999. Follow Met Police @metpoliceUK


Drones one of a number of potential options for improving police air support

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. 


CC Simon Bailey Blog: Unite against child sexual exploitation

18 Mar 2017

Today is National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) awareness day and I am pledging my support to speak out about abuse.


ACC Mark Roberts blog: We all have the same aim - a safe and enjoyable World Cup

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.


Over 200 contacts made with information about child sexual abuse following BBC Crimewatch programme

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.


Police call on public to help tackle increasingly complex and varied terrorist threat

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


Home Office approves new Conducted Energy Device for police use

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.


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