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Policing conducts largest ever ceremonial operation

24 Sep 2022

Police across the UK and the commonwealth support the largest ever ceremonial operation for the mourning period of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II.  

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Representatives from Civilian Services Contingent to take part in funeral procession for Queen Elizabeth II

15 Sep 2022

Representatives from across the Civilian Services Contingent (CSC) will be taking part in the funeral procession for the late Queen Elizabeth II on Monday.

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NPCC statement following police shooting in Lambeth

14 Sep 2022

Following the fatal police shooting in Lambeth, Chief Constable Simon Chesterman, NPCC National Lead for Armed Policing, said:

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NPCC update on mutual aid

13 Sep 2022

The National Police Chiefs' Council have provided an update with regards to the national policing operation supporting the funeral of Her Majesty The Queen.

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NPCC response to recent protest activity during this time of national mourning

13 Sep 2022

UK police have a long history of facilitating peaceful protest and upholding the right to protest, while balancing it with the rights of others.

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NPCC statement on European fixtures this week

13 Sep 2022

Statement from National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Football Policing, Chief Constable Mark Roberts. 

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NPCC joint statement with English footballing authorities on fixtures this weekend

12 Sep 2022

The UK Football Policing Unit and National Police Chiefs' Council have worked closely with the Premier League, English Football League and Football Association to balance the policing requirements following the death of Her Majesty the Queen, daily policing and enabling as many football matches as possible to go ahead as planned.

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DCC Maggie Blyth reflects on the police’s fight to tackle violence against women and girls one year on from taking national role

08 Sep 2022

An anniversary is often a good time to reflect, but it feels even more appropriate as a new Government is gearing up and I look ahead to our first assessment of police progress in tackling violence against women and girls (VAWG) later in Autumn.

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College of Policing update guidance on outcomes for misconduct proceedings

17 Aug 2022

Update includes tougher sanctions for officers who damage confidence in the police and new section on violence against women and girls.

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NPCC to oversee a review of productivity in policing

08 Aug 2022

The NPCC will oversee the review, led by Sir Stephen House

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New national police lead for serious organised crime appointed

21 Jul 2022

Chief Constable Steve Jupp has been appointed as the National Police Lead for Serious Organised Crime (SOC).

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National Police Chiefs' Council response to the public sector pay announcement

19 Jul 2022

National Police Chiefs' Council Chair, Martin Hewitt, responds to the government's public sector pay announcement.

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NPCC response to Police Foundation report on tackling online child sexual abuse

19 Jul 2022

The Police Foundation have released a new report looking at what can be done to help “turn the tide” on online Child Sexual Abuse (CSA). The report also includes recommendations for law enforcement agencies. 

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Chief Constables pledge support for Police Covenant

14 Jul 2022

Chief Constables of all police forces in England and Wales have today (14th July) pledged their support for the Police Covenant which was recently enshrined in law as one of the new measures of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act.

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Outstanding contributions to the national pandemic response commended by Chiefs

04 Jul 2022

On Thursday 30 June, winners of the National Op Talla Awards were commended for their outstanding contributions to the national pandemic response for policing, Operation Talla.

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Response Policing ‘Week of Action’ will highlight the work of Response Officers

13 Jun 2022

Police forces across the country will be highlighting and celebrating the successes of their Response Police Officers this coming week (Monday 13 June).

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Queen’s Birthday Honours List recognises police officers, staff and volunteers - UPDATED

01 Jun 2022

Police officers, staff and volunteers from forces across the country have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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An open letter from Programme Director for the Police Race Action Plan – DCC Tyron Joyce

31 May 2022

Deputy Chief Constable Tyron Joyce has written an open letter to all police chiefs on the importance of the Police Race Action Plan, why it must succeed, and why he applied for the role of Programme Director.

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NPCC response to Information Commissioner's Office report

31 May 2022

Assistant Chief Constable Timothy De Meyer, National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Disclosure, responds to the Information Commissioner's Office opinion report 

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NPCC response to National child safeguarding practice review into murders of Arthur Labinjo-Hughes and Star Hobson.

26 May 2022

NPCC lead for Child Protection, Deputy Chief Constable Ian Critchley responds to the national review. 

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Police week of action sees increase in knives removed from the streets

26 May 2022

Operation Sceptre, the national police campaign to tackle knife crime, took place from Monday 16 May to Sunday 22 May 2022, has seen an increase in the amount of knives removed from our streets.

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Police action plan released to address race disparities affecting Black people, changing a legacy of distrust

24 May 2022

The Police Race Action Plan released by National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the College of Policing sets out the commitment of Chief Constables in England and Wales to become an anti-racist police service and to explain or reform race disparities.

The plan will now be subject to further independent scrutiny with the public, police officers and staff and experts invited to share their views before it is finalised in December 2022.

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Police issue warning to online sex offenders after work by covert officers leads to more than 1,300 arrests

20 May 2022

People using the internet to abuse children have been warned that they will be caught, with police revealing that the work of covert online officers has led to more than 1,300 arrests in England and Wales over the past year.

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National Week of Action to Tackle Knife Crime launched

16 May 2022

Operation Sceptre, an initiative to tackle knife crime, starts today, Monday 16th May. 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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Retired Chief Constable Simon Cole made a tremendous contribution to national policing before his sad death

12 Apr 2022

As condolences and reflections of Simon are shared, we wanted to reflect on his contribution to policing nationally. 

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Police outline how they will measure the impact of the Violence Against Women and Girls through a new outcomes and performance framework

06 Apr 2022

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and College of Policing have published a new framework setting out how they will measure the impact of the new policing Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) framework published in December 2021, which requires all police forces to take action to improve how they tackle VAWG.

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Offensive Weapons Act 2019 restrict access to dangerous weapons

06 Apr 2022

Changes to legislation brought about by the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 mean that from today (April 6) it will be harder for young people to buy dangerous weapons, both at the point of sale and delivery.

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Policing mourns death of former Leicestershire Chief Constable Simon Cole QPM

30 Mar 2022

Following the sad news of the death of retired Chief Constable Simon Cole, who died this morning at the age of 55, National Police Chiefs' Council Chair Martin Hewitt said:

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