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Police chiefs concerned about 10% increase in police-recorded crime

20 Jul 2017

Police-recorded crime has risen by 10% across England and Wales – the largest annual rise for a decade – according to the Office of National Statistics. However, the Crime Survey for England and Wales shows there was a 7% reduction in crime compared to last year. 


Record number of police forces to take part in knife crime week of action

17 Jul 2017

Thirty two police forces across the country will take part in the latest phase of Operation Sceptre,  a week-long operation that targets knife users as well those who supply and sell them.  


Police Chiefs’ Blog: CC Sara Thornton - We need to talk about wellbeing in policing

14 Jul 2017

If we want our officers and staff to function at their best, they must get the support they need from police leaders on mental health, welfare, and wellbeing.


NPCC to review the national armed police response in light of the changing threat

13 Jul 2017

At the quarterly meeting of Chief Constables Council, held over the last two days, chiefs discussed the role of armed police and Taser in protecting the public and officers in a terror attack.


Holidaymakers urged to watch new counter terrorism safety video

10 Jul 2017

The key advice is:

Run – to a place of safety. This is better than trying to surrender or negotiate.

Hide – it is better to hide than confront. Barricade yourself in, turn your phone to silent and use only when it is safe to do so.

Tell – Make sure you know the local emergency numbers in the country you’re travelling to. For all EU counties it’s 112.


Report shows police must do more for stalking and harassment victims

05 Jul 2017

An inspection by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary highlights that police and prosecutors must improve the consistency and co-ordination of their response to victims of stalking and harassment


Clarification on inaccuracy reported in Police Oracle

30 Jun 2017

It is necessary to correct an inaccuracy reported in Police Oracle today that states “Chief Constable Sara Thornton, chairman of the NPCC, said increasing police officer pay would not necessarily go down well with her colleagues.”


New tailored approach to managing registered sex offenders introduced

29 Jun 2017

Police forces are building on improvements in risk assessment to ensure robust, proactive management of those who pose the greatest risk to the public. 


Police responding to emergencies have sufficient legal guidance and exemptions

29 Jun 2017

The NPCC lead has reiterated that police officers responding to emergencies are covered by legal guidance that shows it is not in the public interest to prosecute them. 


CC Dave Thompson Blog: Policing funding – what do we need to tackle the threats we face?

23 Jun 2017

In 1974 my predecessor as West Midlands Chief Constable, Sir Derrick Capper, faced a sustained UK IRA bombing campaign with 6,842 police officers.  Forty years later and after a horrific series of attacks in London and Manchester, I face a modern terror threat with 6,600 officers – a number that has already fallen by close to 2,000 and is set to fall further.


2017 Queen's birthday honours

16 Jun 2017

Members of the police service are included in honours which recognise the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the UK.


Police advice to stay safe at festivals this summer

08 Jun 2017

More festival workers and staff at major summer events are to be trained on what to do in the event of a terrorist incident following the atrocities in Manchester and London.


Spikes in hate crime happen against backdrop of communities coming together

07 Jun 2017

NPCC Lead for Hate Crime addresses recent spikes trigged by the horrible attacks in Manchester and London


Constant security reviews in place on polling day

07 Jun 2017

As people cast their votes in the General Election, police forces are updating security in line with the threat level


NPCC response to London Bridge incident: We will not be divided

04 Jun 2017

Chief officers respond to the terrorist attack in London


Police forces targeting drink driving this summer

01 Jun 2017

Together with the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL), police forces in England and Wales will be supporting a month-long campaign to clamp down on drink driving.


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.


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