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Police Chiefs respond to Stalking Super-complaint

25 Nov 2022

The National Polie Chiefs' Council has issued a statement following a super-complaint on stalking, submitted by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, on behalf of the National Stalking Consortium. 

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Nationwide week of action sees police crackdown on knife crime - updated

24 Nov 2022

Operation Sceptre, the national police campaign to tackle knife crime, took place from Monday 14 November to Sunday 20 November 2022, has seen over 7,000 knives removed from our streets.

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Police step up patrols of the road network to target drivers under the influence of drugs or alcohol

21 Nov 2022

Police chiefs warn anyone getting behind the wheel after a drink or two during the world cup and festive parties that they face the prospect of ending up behind bars this festive season.

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National Week of Action to Tackle Knife Crime Launched

15 Nov 2022

Operation Sceptre, an initiative to tackle knife crime, started yesterday Monday 14 November. 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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APCC and NPCC commit to partnership working to tackle violence against women and girls

10 Nov 2022

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) at their annual Summit have pledged their joint approach to improving the response to violence against women and girls (VAWG) through strengthening partnerships.

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Journalists covering recent protest activity

09 Nov 2022

NPCC responds to reports regarding journalists covering recent protest activity on our roads and motorways. 

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APCC & NPCC Partnership Summit 2022: Speech by NPCC Chair Martin Hewitt

09 Nov 2022

This is the speech delivered by NPCC chair Martin Hewitt at the APCC & NPCC Partnership Summit on Wednesday 9th November 2022. The theme of the Summit was 'Cutting Crime, Building Confidence'.

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Election of new NPCC Chair

31 Oct 2022

Chief Constable Gavin Stephens has been appointed to lead the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) from April 2023.

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NPCC responds to Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse report

20 Oct 2022

The final report of the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) in England and Wales has been published today. National Police Chiefs' Council lead for Child Protection, Deputy Chief Constable Ian Critchley, reflects on its significance and what this means for policing. 

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NPCC responds to Baroness Casey Review into the Metropolitan Police

17 Oct 2022

The National Police Chiefs' Council has issued the following statement following the publication of the interim findings of the Baroness Casey Review into culture and standards at the Metropolitan Police Service.

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Police forces shut down over 170 drug lines during national operation targeting county line drug dealing

13 Oct 2022

Police forces have closed 172 county lines used by criminals to sell drugs across the country during a seven-day long intensification week, an increase of 65% from the previous intensification week when 104 lines were closed.

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Police chiefs blog: NPCC Chair Martin Hewitt on police attending home burglaries

05 Oct 2022

Today, police chiefs have announced that all home burglaries in England and Wales will be attended by the police. The Chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council, Martin Hewitt, explains what this means.

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All home burglaries in England and Wales will be attended by the police

05 Oct 2022

Police chiefs in England and Wales have committed to attend all home burglaries. The move follows evidence from the College of Policing and will help police catch more burglars and support victims after a traumatic and invasive experience.

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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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