Individual chief constables and commissioners will take decisions about the number of armed officers required in their force. These officers are carefully selected and I am confident in their ability to protect the public.
Latest figures from UK national counter terrorism policing show that women and girls are continuing to travel to Syria. The UK police service and partners are today (Tuesday 12th January) launching a new film urging mothers to prevent further tragedies.
Following a significant increase in Prevent referrals, as outlined in today's Times article, National Police Chiefs' Council lead for Prevent, Chief Constable Simon Cole, outlines how police continue to be a trusted agency for reporting concerns about radicalisation.
Police in the UK are today, Monday 23 November, launching the second national CounterTerrorismAwarenessWeek (#CounterTerrorismUK) reminding the public that they have a key role in helping to prevent and protect the UK from the threat of terrorism.
National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Armed Policing, Deputy Chief Constable Simon Chesterman has responded following national media coverage on 'shoot to kill' and firearms policy following terrorist attacks in Paris
More than 500 frontline police officers and staff across the UK are taking part in a week of activity to build local support in preventing extremism, as a new survey shows high levels of confidence among young people to tell police their concerns about people being radicalised.