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HRH Prince Michael presents Operation Trivium team with International Road Safety Award

13 Dec 2017

The initiative involving police forces and our European partners has been honoured for its contribution to road safety

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Most police forces rated good for legitimacy by HMICFRS - but more to do on stop and search

12 Dec 2017

The most recent report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue services found a great deal of positive work done on legitimacy in recent years but focuses on the need for more analysis on stop and search data

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Thousands of people suffering mental health issues may be unlawfully held by police due to delays accessing appropriate inpatient beds

08 Dec 2017

A recent review highlights that police forces are making decisions to hold people with mental health issues in custody beyond the statutory maximum due to difficulties accessing hospital beds.

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MI5 and MPS statement on publication of Anderson Report

05 Dec 2017

Response to the publication of David Anderson QC’s report on the terrorist attacks of March-June 2017

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ACC Chris Shead - Our officers volunteered to help those in need in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma

05 Dec 2017

As 2017 nears its close, this year - more than most – has seen awards ceremonies reflecting on the bravery of those in the emergency services - those who run towards the incident, potentially putting themselves at risk, in the hope of helping those who need it.  So this year’s theme for UN International Day for volunteers, "Volunteers Act First" recognising the contributions of first responders in times of crisis, is fitting given our deployment to the overseas territories.

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245 children safeguarded and 192 arrests for child sexual abuse offences

05 Dec 2017

The use of live streaming platforms by online sex offenders is increasing and there is an urgent need to educate children about the risks associated with this new threat, warn child protection experts.

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Police forces coordinating operational push to stop drink and drug driving over Christmas

01 Dec 2017

Today (Friday 1 December) marks the beginning of the annual police operation to stop people driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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Government to consult on new safeguards for police use of communications data

30 Nov 2017

The Government has today announced that it is consulting on new safeguards for the use of communications data.

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NPCC response to HMICFRS study into NPAS

30 Nov 2017

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue (HMICFRS) has today released it's report into the National Police Air Service (NPAS).

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New figures show better reporting of domestic abuse

23 Nov 2017

A study by the Office for National Statistics brings together data from police, criminal justice partners and charities show improved reporting - but more can be done to reassure victims. 

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Vision 2025 - One year on

22 Nov 2017

Last November the Policing Vision 2025 was launched setting out the plan for policing over the next ten years.  Police chiefs and Police and Crime Commissioners are now implementing a transformational programme of reform.

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National operation to retest manipulated forensic samples is progressing at pace

21 Nov 2017

Following an investigation into alleged data manipulation by individuals working at Randox Testing Services (RTS), a team of experts have identified the number of cases affected and prioritised them for retesting with 70 per cent of the highest priority cases already submitted for retests.

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TyreSafe to support national roads policing tyre safety initiative

17 Nov 2017

TyreSafe, the UK’s tyre safety charity, has announced substantial support for the national roads policing initiative to increase awareness of tyre safety to motorists on Britain’s roads.

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NPCC responds to HMICFRS report on domestic abuse

14 Nov 2017

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has today published their report on domestic abuse. 

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Counter Terrorism Police take safety advice into UK classrooms for the first time

14 Nov 2017

Police collaborate with education experts to create animated video and lesson plans which will take terrorism safety advice into the classroom for the first time.

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Prevent lead welcomes Home Office release of Channel data

09 Nov 2017

NPCC lead for Prevent, Chief Constable Simon Cole, has called upon the public to trust Prevent partners with their referrals following the release of data by the Home Office.

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HMICFRS identifies significant stress on police forces

09 Nov 2017

The latest PEEL Efficiency report highlights key challenges to police forces including demand, rising crime and the need for further investment. 

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Police dealing with rising number ‘sexting’ cases involving children

06 Nov 2017

Data from police forces shows a surge in children sharing or possessing sexual images of themselves or others - with over 6200 incidents reported this year - an increase of 131 per cent from 2014/2015.

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NPCC Chair Sara Thornton speech to APCC & NPCC Joint Summit 2017 in full

01 Nov 2017

I am delighted to be welcoming you to the third annual APCC/NPCC conference.

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Police launch new video about responding to medical situations in custody

30 Oct 2017

Chief constables and the professional body for policing have today responded to a national report into deaths in police custody and outlined how they will support officers.

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Police Chiefs’ Blog: CC Sara Thornton – Chief Constables’ Council October 2017

30 Oct 2017

Chiefs' Council met in London last week and we had many good debates and made some important decisions on key operational issues and equally important issues about the future of policing. 

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Fewer people with mental health problems kept in cells - but demand on police continues to grow

26 Oct 2017

Figures out today show that the number people kept in police cells having been detained under Section 136 has halved since last year. However, this comes as the police service is dealing with a growing number of incidents related to mental health. 

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Stop and search resulting in more arrests with fewer searches overall

26 Oct 2017

Latest figures from the Home Office show that police are targeting stop and search more effectively with a higher proportion of outcomes

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Police Chiefs' Blog: CC Shaun Sawyer: we are committed to building on our achievements and improving our approach to modern slavery

24 Oct 2017

The inhumanity demonstrated by the perpetrators of modern slavery and human trafficking is far greater than I have seen in my entire career tackling organised crime and terrorism. The human cost in stolen lives and stolen futures is high.

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CC Shaun Sawyer: police are actively seeking out and uncovering modern slavery

24 Oct 2017

Today HMICFRS have released their report into the police's response to the implementation of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The report shows that progress has been made in policing, but more still needs to be done.  

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NPCC responds to ONS crime statistics

19 Oct 2017

Today's ONS figures show that police-recorded crime has risen by 13 per cent across England and Wales with double digit increases in violent crimes. 

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Record levels of hate crime makes it even more vital that victims come forward

17 Oct 2017

Latest statistics published by the Home Office show that hate crimes rose 29 per cent in 2016/17 to 80,393 offences, the vast majority of which were violence against the person or public order crimes.

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Quarterly stats show police forces are dealing with allegations of non-recent child sexual abuse in 2366 institutions

17 Oct 2017

National police statistics show police forces are currently dealing with allegations against 4783 suspects based on reports from 5438 individuals.  The vast majority of these allegations relate to abuse in institutions. 

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HMICFRS finds that forces need to speed up plans to address abuses of position

05 Oct 2017

The inspection revealed that while the majority of forces have plans in place - and many have made significant progress - there is more work to be done. 

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Terror attack survivor backs new Run, Hide, Tell campaign for young people

29 Sep 2017

Sajda Mughal OBE, a survivor of the London 7/7 bombings, is supporting Counter Terrorism Policing's new Run, Hide, Tell campaign for young people.

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