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

12 Jan 2021

Police are emphasising the importance of people’s personal decisions if we are to stop the NHS from being overwhelmed by coronavirus.

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Update on national Crime Trends, and Fixed Penalty Notices issued under Covid Regulations

08 Jan 2021

Provisional data from police forces in England and Wales shows police recorded crime is twelve per cent lower than in the same period as 2019. Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) given to the public for breaches of Coronavirus Regulations rose as national restrictions were implemented in England.

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Martin Hewitt takes stock of policing during the pandemic

07 Jan 2021

In the Daily Telegraph today, NPCC Chair Martin Hewitt reflects on how we policed the pandemic in 2020 and how we will police the new lockdown. You can read the full copy from this Op-ed here.

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Officers and staff recognised in Queen's New Year's Honours List

30 Dec 2020

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

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Police chiefs urge public to follow the regulations on New Year's Eve

30 Dec 2020

Police are urging people to obey the rules in place in their area and avoid partying on New Year's Eve, as restrictions on social gatherings and certain businesses remain in place across all tiers.

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Police welcome agreement between UK Government and European partners

24 Dec 2020

The UK Government and the European Union have reached an agreement on security arrangements after the United Kingdom leaves the EU on 31 December. 

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Disproportionality in Police Use of Taser: Independent Panel Chair Announced

17 Dec 2020

The National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Less Lethal Weapons and the College of Policing have announced Junior Smart OBE as the Panel Chair of an Independent Review into Disproportionate Effects of Use of Taser - a new project set up to identify, understand and tackle the root causes of racial disproportionality in police use of Taser.

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NPCC respond to annual police use of force statistics

17 Dec 2020

Police use of force statistics have been released today, offering unprecedented transparency to the public

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Legal duty of care on online companies ‘incredibly valuable in the fight against child exploitation’

15 Dec 2020

National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for Child Protection, Chief Constable Simon Bailey, welcomes the government's response to the Online Harms White Paper

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Police committed to protecting victims whilst respecting rights of suspects

08 Dec 2020

An inspection of the implementation of the Police and Crime Act 2017, which put changes around police use of bail into legislation, has been published.

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Police to crack down on drink and drug driving this Christmas

01 Dec 2020

Police chiefs warn that anyone getting behind the wheel after a festive drink or two faces the prospect of ending up behind bars this Christmas.

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More Fixed Penalty Notices issued since national Coronavirus restrictions were reintroduced, with crime 9 per cent lower than last year

30 Nov 2020

Provisional data from police forces in England and Wales shows police recorded crime is nine per cent lower than in the same period as 2019. Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) given to the public for breaches of Coronavirus Regulations rose as national restrictions were implemented in England.

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Police chiefs welcome funding for more officers, but warn of difficult decisions for forces

25 Nov 2020

The Government has announced its funding decisions for the next financial year as part of its spending review, which sees the service receive money to help forces recruit more officers.

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More than 2000 arrests in national knife crime operation

19 Nov 2020

Police Forces across England and Wales have arrested more than 2000 people as part of a coordinated effort to tackle knife crime.

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Report published into the functioning of vulnerability support hubs

18 Nov 2020

The CT Vulnerability Support Hubs (VSHs) are partnership services between NHS Forensic mental health teams and Policing, commissioned by CTPHQ in 2016. The aim of the VSHs is to improve the health and criminal justice outcomes for individuals referred into PREVENT and, by doing so, help mitigate the risk of terrorism to communities.

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CTP launch new safeguarding website to combat ‘perfect storm’ of online radicalisation

18 Nov 2020

THE impact of Covid-19, social isolation and a rise in hateful extremism online is creating a ‘perfect storm’ which is making more young people vulnerable to radicalisation and other forms of grooming.

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Domestic Abuse victims urged to keep seeking help during national lockdown

18 Nov 2020

The country’s policing lead on domestic abuse reaffirms that it remains a police priority throughout the lockdown period.

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Forces across the country unite in action to tackle knife crime

09 Nov 2020

Forces across the country are united in action to tackle knife crime. Operation Sceptre gets underway on Monday 9th November and will see intensified efforts through operations carried out with partner agencies.

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Police chiefs urge public to follow the latest regulations

05 Nov 2020

New measures to combat the spread of Coronavirus have come into force across England following Parliamentary approval. 

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NPCC ready to learn from Undercover Policing Inquiry

03 Nov 2020

Police Chiefs have reiterated their commitment to assisting and learning from the Undercover Policing Inquiry, which started earlier this week.

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Crime is lower than a year ago, and more fines given to the public under Coronavirus regulations

28 Oct 2020

Provisional data from police forces in England and Wales shows police recorded crime is six per cent lower than in the same period as 2019. Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) given to the public for breaches of Coronavirus Regulations are rising  as restrictions are reapplied.

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

09 Oct 2020

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

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Police Chiefs: Court of Appeal judgement is disappointing

09 Oct 2020

The Court of Appeal has given its judgement in the case of police officer W80 vs the Independent Office of Police Conduct.

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Crime is close to pre-lockdown levels, and fines given to the public rise as new regulations introduced

30 Sep 2020

Provisional data from police forces in England and Wales shows police recorded crime is three per cent lower than in the same period as 2019. Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) given to the public for breaches of Coronavirus Regulations are also rising again.

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NPCC Chair joins colleagues in mourning “senseless” death of officer in London

25 Sep 2020

A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a police officer in south London.

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More than 1,000 arrested and £1.2 million worth of drugs seized in police crackdown on County Lines

25 Sep 2020

Between Monday 14 September and Sunday 20 September a week of activity was coordinated by the National County Lines Coordination Centre (NCLCC), which is jointly led by the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the National Crime Agency (NCA), funded by the Home Office.

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Response to Prime Minister's Covid-19 update

22 Sep 2020

The Prime Minister has announced a series of new measures as part of the government’s response to coronavirus.

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Former footballer support schemes that helps victims of child sexual abuse

17 Sep 2020

A former professional footballer is supporting a scheme, which helps to ensure victims of child sexual abuse get the justice they deserve.

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Rule of Six: Police following engage, explain and encourage approach

14 Sep 2020

Changes to coronavirus regulations, introduced today, mean that the number of people that can attend social gatherings will be restricted to six in England, following a rise in Covid-19 cases.

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