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CC Dave Thompson Blog: Policing funding – what do we need to tackle the threats we face?

23 Jun 2017

In 1974 my predecessor as West Midlands Chief Constable, Sir Derrick Capper, faced a sustained UK IRA bombing campaign with 6,842 police officers.  Forty years later and after a horrific series of attacks in London and Manchester, I face a modern terror threat with 6,600 officers – a number that has already fallen by close to 2,000 and is set to fall further.

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2017 Queen's birthday honours

16 Jun 2017

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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Police advice to stay safe at festivals this summer

08 Jun 2017

More festival workers and staff at major summer events are to be trained on what to do in the event of a terrorist incident following the atrocities in Manchester and London.

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Spikes in hate crime happen against backdrop of communities coming together

07 Jun 2017

NPCC Lead for Hate Crime addresses recent spikes trigged by the horrible attacks in Manchester and London

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Constant security reviews in place on polling day

07 Jun 2017

As people cast their votes in the General Election, police forces are updating security in line with the threat level

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NPCC response to London Bridge incident: We will not be divided

04 Jun 2017

Chief officers respond to the terrorist attack in London

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Police forces targeting drink driving this summer

01 Jun 2017

Together with the European Traffic Police Network (TISPOL), police forces in England and Wales will be supporting a month-long campaign to clamp down on drink driving.

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Police update as the UK threat level reduces to Severe

27 May 2017

For practical and precautionary reasons we made the decision that the resources we planned for this weekend’s events will continue. So the public will still see that high level of policing presence; some armed, some unarmed.

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Extra officers on duty as police urge public to continue to enjoy events - but be vigilant

26 May 2017

Following the appalling terrorist attack last Monday night, detectives from the Counter Terrorism Command have been working round the clock as part of a fast paced wide ranging investigation.

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Update from CT Policing

25 May 2017

Intelligence sharing reinstated

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Manchester incident: Update

24 May 2017

Following reports in the US media, the statement below has been issued through the National Police Chiefs' Council.

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Terror threat raised to 'Critical': National Policing response

23 May 2017

Police doing what the public expects to keep people safe and urging people to stay alert

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NPCC response to Manchester incident: Support for the best of humanity

23 May 2017

Chief officers respond to the act of terrorism in Manchester which claimed innocent lives.

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Drug testing at music festivals

22 May 2017

There has been no proposed national roll-out of drug testing at festivals, this would need to be considered at a local level by the police force, local authority and health services.

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Emergency services unite to be dementia friendly for Dementia Awareness Week

19 May 2017

Today (Thursday 18 May), the National Fire Chiefs’ Council (NFCC), The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives (AACE) met with leading dementia charity Alzheimer’s Society to sign a strategic commitment to work towards being dementia friendly organisations.

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Help us building a fitting UK Police Memorial

17 May 2017

Police chiefs are supporting a national campaign launched today (17th May) to raise funds to build a new UK Police Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) in Staffordshire.

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Coordinated police operation underway to retest manipulated forensic tests from Randox Testing Services

09 May 2017

A police probe into data manipulation by two individuals working at Randox Testing Services (RTS) has uncovered that data which supports in excess of 6000 toxicology samples could have been impacted by that manipulation. 

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Public ACT following call from Counter Terror police

03 May 2017

More than 3000 people have contacted the police with information about possible terrorist activity since a campaign to encourage more calls from the public was launched in March.

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Latest crime statistics indicate better reporting to police, but some increases in violent crime

27 Apr 2017

The latest crime figures released by the Office for National Statistics paint a complex picture of crime levels across England and Wales

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NPCC response to State of Policing 2016

20 Apr 2017

Chief officers have responded to "State of Policing 2016", the annual assessment of policing in England and Wales based on inspections carried out by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) between February 2016 and March 2017.

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Firearms officers shooting at moving vehicles

20 Apr 2017

National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Armed Policing, DCC Simon Chesterman, explains the change in guidance for firearms officers shooting at moving vehicles.

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More firearms officers ready to protect the public

19 Apr 2017

There are 640 more firearms officers protecting the public in England and Wales than this time last year.

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Latest figures on Taser use show more uses but fewer discharges

13 Apr 2017

Police officers trained to use Taser continue to engage their training to defuse dangerous situations without resorting to firing the weapon.

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Police Chiefs' Blog: CC Sara Thornton - Chief Constables' Council April 2017

13 Apr 2017

For our April meeting we travelled to Durham with a focus on reform and welcomed two guests; Dame Vera Baird, Chair of the APCC and Commissioner Erik Akerboom of the Netherlands Police, to speak to us about their organisations.

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CC Alex Marshall's retirement from the College of Policing

04 Apr 2017

Police chiefs thank CC Marshall for his leadership

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Changes to pre-charge bail limit introduced

03 Apr 2017

Changes to the pre-charge bail limit of 28 days have been introduced today as part of the Policing and Crime Act

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Burglary is at its lowest level for thirty years

31 Mar 2017

Falling rates of burglary are linked closely to better security prevention; making sure that basic measures are taken which police know will effectively deter criminals. 

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Chief officer recruitment

30 Mar 2017

Chief Constable Sara Thornton responds to proposals around chief officer recruitment

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NPCC response to Westminster attack: We stand together

23 Mar 2017

Chief officers have shared their response to the attack which took place in Westminster on Wednesday 22 March. 

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