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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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New NPCC Chair takes seat

01 Apr 2019

Martin Hewitt takes up his position as Chair of the National Police Chiefs’ Council today (April 1 2019). The NPCC enables independent chief constables and their forces to work together to improve policing for the public.

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Head of Counter Terrorism Policing issues open letter about reporting of terrorism

20 Mar 2019

Yesterday, Survivors Against Terror’s Brendan Cox wrote a powerful piece for the Evening Standard about the effect that the mass media can have in promoting terrorism, its perpetrators and whatever vile ideology inspires them.

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Counter Terrorism Policing statement following terror attack in New Zealand

15 Mar 2019

Police have stepped up reassurance patrols in London and across the UK as they continue to engage with communities of all faiths following the horrific attacks in New Zealand.

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New funding will help forces strengthen our response to knife crime

13 Mar 2019

Today the Chancellor, during the Spring Statement, announced an additional £100 million in funding to policing for 2019/20 to tackle knife crime.

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All police forces join week long knife crime operation

11 Mar 2019

All police forces will be intensifying their work against knife crime this week as a national operation gets underway which will see forces use a range of tactics like intelligence led stop and search and weapons sweeps.

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Counter Terrorism Policing ask private sector to play more active role in delivery of Prevent

06 Mar 2019

Counter Terrorism Policing’s National Coordinator for Prevent has called upon the private sector to play a more active role in delivering the government’s deradicalisation programme.

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Chief constables meeting with the Home Secretary about violent crime "constructive"

06 Mar 2019

Police chiefs met the Home Secretary today to talk about what more can be done to stop young people dying on our streets.

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Local policing recognises outstanding officers and staff

06 Mar 2019

Police officers and staff gathered last night at the 2019 Local Policing Awards to celebrate the innovative and valuable work that is undertaken daily throughout local policing.

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Rising violence and the tragic loss of young lives

04 Mar 2019

Police chiefs are meeting the Home Secretary this week to talk about what more can be done to stop young people dying on our streets, days after further violence in London and Greater Manchester.

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Home Office approves request for student officers to carry Taser

01 Mar 2019

The Home Office has approved an NPCC request for probationers to carry a Taser if they meet strict training standards set by the College of Policing. 

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Officer wellbeing vitally important, say police chiefs

13 Feb 2019

The Police Federation has published its demand, capacity and welfare survey. It questioned more than 18,000 officers for their views on demand and how it has affected them

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Police chiefs ask independent police pay body to consider a three-year deal for officers

12 Feb 2019

For the first time, police chiefs have asked the Police Remuneration Review Body (PRRB) to consider a three rather than one year pay deal to give officers a bigger upfront pay increase.

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New unit ready to help UK police cooperate with the EU in event of no deal exit

11 Feb 2019

The unit will assist UK police officers to use alternative mechanisms to share and access information about criminals and cooperate on operations if current EU law enforcement tools are lost.

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Police Chiefs' Blog: CC Simon Cole - Independent review of Prevent is the time for hard fact, not twisted fiction

05 Feb 2019

The recent announcement of an independent review of Prevent was a welcome one to me and, most likely, to other Prevent practitioners up and down the country.

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First UK FGM conviction shows police commitment to pursue those responsible

01 Feb 2019

The mother of a three year old girl has been found guilty of female genital mutilation after a trial at the Old Bailey.

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Police given new powers to battle knife crime

31 Jan 2019

The Government will seek to amend the Offensive Weapons Bill to introduce Knife Crime Prevention Orders.

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More than 600 arrested in week of action on county lines gangs

29 Jan 2019

Police have arrested more than 600 people in joint work between the National Police Chiefs’ Council, National County Lines Co-ordination Centre and the National Crime Agency, targeting county lines gangs.

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Police committed to tackling violent crime

24 Jan 2019

The latest figures from the Office for National Statistics on crime in England and Wales to the year ending September 2018 show an increase in violent crime.

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Counter Terrorism Policing launch cinema advertising campaign to encourage reports from the public

23 Jan 2019

The UK’s most senior counter terrorism officer has praised the public’s willingness to ACT in response to the unprecedented terrorist threat, revealing that the number of attacks foiled since March 2017 has risen to 18.

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NPCC welcomes draft Domestic Abuse Bill

21 Jan 2019

The National Police Chiefs’ Council has welcomed a new draft Domestic Abuse Bill published by the Ministry of Justice aimed at supporting victims and their families and pursuing offenders.

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CC Sara Thornton replies to letter from the Fawcett Society

14 Jan 2019

The Fawcett Society has today published an open letter to NPCC Chair Sara Thornton and Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, urging them to support making misogyny a hate crime. CC Sara Thornton's response can be seen below.

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Public Perceptions of Policing in England and Wales 2018

11 Jan 2019

HMICFRS have published the findings from their fourth survey on public views of policing across England and Wales. The study consisted of 17,043 surveys with members of the public, and the majority were conducted via online panels, with a small number conducted-face-to-face.

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

28 Dec 2018

The National Police Chiefs' Council congratulates all those recognised in the New Year Honours list for 2019.

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Home Office releases first national Police Use of Force statistics for England and Wales

13 Dec 2018

New Home Office statistics show that restraint tactics, such as handcuffing, were the most common type of force used by police across England and Wales.

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The Government are right to recognise that more money is needed in policing

13 Dec 2018

The Government has today announced extra funding for policing as part of the provisional police funding settlement. Policing is continuing to make substantial savings and drive efficiencies, but the Government are right to recognise that policing has come under severe strain and that extra funding is necessary to meet the demands of the public.

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New Prevent statistics show referrals up by a fifth

13 Dec 2018

New Home Office statistics show a 20 percent increase in the number of people referred to and supported through the Prevent programme – with extreme right wing concerns up by over a third.

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Former police chief Simon Byrne cleared of misconduct

12 Dec 2018

Simon Byrne has beencleared by a panel of all allegations made against him while he was chief constable of Cheshire police.

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New guidance for officers on sharing information with Immigration Enforcement

07 Dec 2018

Police chiefs have agreed new guidance that establishes a national position around the sharing of information with Immigration Enforcement about victims of crime who are identified as being in the UK illegally.

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