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Statement on death of PC Andrew Harper

16 Aug 2019

Last night (15 August) Thames Valley Police officer PC Andrew Harper was tragically killed in the line of duty after attending a reported burglary.

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NPCC Forensics Portfolio approves return of Eurofins to marketplace after cyber-attack

16 Aug 2019

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has approved the return of Eurofins Forensics Services to the forensics marketplace following the criminal cyber-attack suffered in June.

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Members of Parliament #GiveADayToPolicing this summer

06 Aug 2019

Members of Parliament from across England, Wales and Scotland have been invited by their local police forces to give a day to policing this August. Last year over 150 MPs took part.

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NPCC Chair responds to government announcement on police recruitment

25 Jul 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that 20,000 new police officers will be recruited.

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Increases in firearms officers allows forces to carry out more armed operations to protect the public

25 Jul 2019

Police forces in England and Wales have increased the number of armed operations over the last 12 months in a bid to protect the public from the most dangerous criminals.

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NPCC comments on Big Brother Watch report suggesting changes to the new digital evicence consent forms

23 Jul 2019

The National Police Chiefs' Council responds to a report released today (Tuesday 23 July) by Big Brother Watch criticising the police use of digital evidence consent forms in obtaining victim and witness evidence in criminal investigations. 

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Latest crime statistics show concerning increases

18 Jul 2019

Figures for police-recorded crime have been released today (18 July) by the Office for National Statistics.

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Domestic Abuse Bill is key opportunity to achieve joined up and effective support for victims

16 Jul 2019

The Government’s new Domestic Abuse Bill will be introduced in parliament today.

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Police launch national forced marriage crackdown at airports

15 Jul 2019

Police are launching the first ever national crackdown on forced marriage at a number of airports as the school holidays get underway.

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NPCC comments on Home Office Front Line Review

10 Jul 2019

The Home Office will today (Wednesday 10 July) publish the findings of its Front Line Review .

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NPCC recognises significant strain on service

04 Jul 2019

The National Police Chiefs' Council has today (4 July) responded to HMICFRS’ Annual Assessment of Policing in England and Wales.

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NPCC works to safeguard UK policing from cyber-attack suffered by Eurofins Forensics Services

21 Jun 2019

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) is working alongside partners to safeguard UK policing and the criminal justice system from the impact of the recent criminal cyber-attack suffered by Eurofins Scientific.

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Response to media reporting of police use of community resolutions

17 Jun 2019

New data released today (Monday 17 June) shows the use of community resolutions by police, prior to a new national strategy on out of court disposals being introduced in 2018

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Proactive policing plays part in increase of knife possession offences

13 Jun 2019

Figures released today show that the number of knife possession offences are at their highest level since 2010.

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Police meet with industry and business to tackle ATM theft

13 Jun 2019

Police are today, Thursday 13 June, meeting with industry leaders and business people to discuss efforts to tackle the increase in ATM and cash in transit robbery.

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Police officers, staff and volunteers recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

07 Jun 2019

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

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Counter Terrorism Policing asks music fans to #BeSafeBeSound this summer

07 Jun 2019

As festival season begins, Counter Terrorism Policing wants music lovers to #BeSafeBeSound this summer.

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Police seize more than 10,000 knives in one week

30 May 2019

A week of intensified action on knife crime has resulted in police arresting 1,372 people, including 516 for a knife related offence, and seizing more than 10,000 weapons.

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Police chiefs guide officers to impose bail conditions protecting victims and vulnerable people

27 May 2019

New operational guidance has been issued to officers and staff reinforcing pre-charge bail as a legitimate tool in investigating crime and protecting the public following a decrease its use since 2017.

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Hundreds arrested and £300k cash seized as part of national activity targeting County Lines drug gangs

21 May 2019

County Lines drug gangs have been targeted in a week of coordinated law enforcement activity across the UK, leading to more than 500 arrests, £312,649 cash and 46 weapons seized.

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NPCC lead for Counter Terrorism calls for changes to proposed definition of Islamophobia

15 May 2019

I have every sympathy with those people trying to protect British Muslims against a rising tide of prejudice and hatred. 

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Blog: Protecting those who protect us

09 May 2019

Our friends at Police Care UK have released the largest ever study of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma within serving officers and staff. It analyses more than 17,000 responses and was led by Dr. Jess Miller, who knows her stuff when it comes to understanding how trauma exposure affects our brains.

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Police and prosecutors invite victim groups to discuss concerns about new consent form

03 May 2019

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and College of Policing have invited concerned organisations and individuals to help shape new processes to bring consistency to the way investigators search for relevant information on the digital devices of complainants and witnesses. 

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Terror survivors call for businesses and religious organisations to help protect UK from attacks

02 May 2019

Terror survivors have called for businesses and religious organisations to complete Counter Terrorism training to help protect the UK from future attacks.

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NPCC respond to HMICFRS PEEL spotlight report

02 May 2019

The latest PEEL spotlight report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue (HMICFRS) shows forces in general are offering a good level of service, but are doing so under significant pressure.

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Progress update in meeting the disclosure challenge

29 Apr 2019

Progress in meeting the challenges faced by disclosure has been put under the spotlight today as the latest update on the National Improvement Plan is published.

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Police Chiefs' Blog: Martin Hewitt – Chief Constables Council April 2019

26 Apr 2019

Last week saw a key early milestone in my tenure as chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) as we held Chief Constables’ Council in Manchester. Council brings together the leadership of the service and is our senior decision-making forum.

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Crime statistics: Police committed to bringing violence down

25 Apr 2019

The ONS have released their latest quarterly crime statistics for the 12 months to December 2018. They indicate that overall levels of crime and violence are stable, with an continued, but smaller, rise in offences involving knives, and a decrease in firearms offences.

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Dedicated Cybercrime Units Get Million Pound Cash Injection

11 Apr 2019

The NPCC National Cybercrime Programme has announced that every police force in England and Wales now has a dedicated cybercrime unit in place thanks to a multi-million-pound investment from the Government.

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Police are well prepared for a potential no-deal EU Exit

04 Apr 2019

Police have prepared for a range of scenarios in the event of the UK leaving the European Union without a deal, including planning for potential protest, crime and emergencies.

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