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Police approach to paedophile hunters has not changed

18 Sep 2017

Figures obtained by the BBC show 11% of court cases in 2014 for the crime of meeting a child following sexual grooming used vigilante evidence, rising to 44% in 2016.  NPCC says while we may consider working with these groups in certain instances, our overall approach has not changed.

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Government Brexit paper on law enforcement reflects our operational requirements

18 Sep 2017

As the Government publishes a paper on the future partnership between the UK and European Union on security, law enforcement and criminal justice, the NPCC will continue to provide operational advice as negotiators work through the detail.

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Terrorism arrests up 68 percent in past year

14 Sep 2017

Arrests made by counter terrorism officers in the UK has risen by more than a half in the year up to the end of June 2017.

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Police officers to receive pay increase

12 Sep 2017

Following announcement from the Government, police officers will receive 1 per cent pay rise and a further 1 per cent non-consolidated increase. 

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British police arrive in the Caribbean to support Hurricane Irma recovery efforts

11 Sep 2017

Today (September 11 2017) 53 police officers flew into Barbados on a Royal Air Force flight along with others delivering humanitarian aid. 

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ACSO Mark Rowley speaks to the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism

11 Sep 2017

The national lead for counter-terrorism addressed the 17th Annual Conference in Israel today, focusing on building a 'global system effect' to fight the threat of terror. 

 

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British police officers to assist with recovery in the wake of Hurricane Irma

09 Sep 2017

Following official requests made through the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, British police officers will be providing support to the British Virgin Islands Police Force.

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NPCC supports possibility of merger between Devon and Cornwall and Dorset Police

06 Sep 2017

National Police Chiefs’ Council Chair, Sara Thornton, supports two forces exploring merger to 'maintain the best possible service to their communities'.

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The Duke of Cambridge says there’s more to do to help first responders look after their mental health

05 Sep 2017

Speaking today at a national police conference, the Duke of Cambridge offered his assistance in helping the police and emergency services get the right support to help them cope with the pressures of the job.

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Chiefs wish Steve White the very best on his resignation from the Police Federation

30 Aug 2017

NPCC chair Sara Thornton pays tribute to the Fed chairman

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Chiefs committed to investing in policing to get officers the welfare and wellbeing support they need

30 Aug 2017

The latest Police Federation Pay & Morale survey shows real concerns amongst officers about levels of mental health issues, stress and reduced morale. Chief constables outline our commitment to recognise the contribution of all officers by focusing on wellbeing. 

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Counter Terrorism Policing urge public to stay safe this Bank Holiday weekend

25 Aug 2017

Whatever you're doing this Bank Holiday weekend, stay safe with advice from Counter Terrorism Policing.

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Modern policing requires digital skills embedded across all ranks

23 Aug 2017

Responding to a report by Reform which calls for forces to meet the technological demand of changing crime, NPCC lead outlines how policing is adapting. 

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Latest hate crime figures covering the period of 2017 UK terrorist attacks published

10 Aug 2017

Following the attack on Westminster on 22 March, police forces provided weekly returns of recorded hate crime to the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).

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Thousands of motorists caught during police summer operation against drink and drug driving

09 Aug 2017

With participation from all forces across England and Wales, police ran targeted operations against drink and drug driving throughout June in which 38,807 vehicles were stopped and 35,382 breath tests administered, 10 per cent of which were positive, failed, or refused.

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Extra funding will help police target online predatory offenders

04 Aug 2017

The Home Secretary has announced that she is committing an extra £20 million over three years to combat the online grooming of children for sexual exploitation. 

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Police Chiefs' Blog: Cdr Matt Twist - Publishing use of force data is a great step forward for police transparency August 2017

01 Aug 2017

Police are charged with maintaining order and keeping people safe. In fulfilling those duties, they will sometimes need to use force on behalf of the state to protect the public and themselves form harm.

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NPCC Lead for Armed Policing says increase in firearms operations corresponds to threat

27 Jul 2017

Statistics released by the Home Office show that there has been an increase in the number of police firearms operations and incidents in which police firearms were discharged. 

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Counter Terrorism police's safety video for holidaymakers hits one million views

27 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.

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Police committed to improving safety standards in police pursuits

26 Jul 2017

The NPCC Lead for Revision of Police Pursuits responds to figures released by the IPCC which show that the number of pursuit-related deaths have increased. 

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

26 Jul 2017

Chiefs from across the country travelled to South Buckinghamshire for our quarterly meeting of Chief Constables' Council. 

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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. 

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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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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. 

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