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.
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.
It’s hard to forget the scenes from Marseilles during Euro 2016. We witnessed some of the worst football violence in recent years. It was highly organised and prolonged with many being left with serious injuries. This isn’t what football tournaments should be about.
IPCC report recommends that the silent 999 service be reviewed at a national level to ensure that the appropriate guidance is being issued for police officers and the public.
As a lorry driver convicted of using a mobile phone at the wheel is sentenced to 10 years following negligence that resulted in the deaths of four, National Police Chiefs' Council Lead renews call to address this extremely dangerous driving behaviour.
Statistics released on police powers and procedures show that Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for mobile phone use by motorists has fallen in recent years. This is reflective of the range of different measures that officers use to address offences for dangerous driving behaviours, including sending drivers on courses designed to improve awareness and education as well as enforcement.
Following the first ever randomised controlled trial with 1,300 officers across six forces, the College of Policing has released an Authorised Professional Practice (APP) on stop and search powers.
An FOI of police forces shows that the numbers of drivers arrested for using a mobile phone when driving has fallen but NPCC say more drivers are being sent on courses to change dangerous driving behaviours.
The HMIC report into Best Uses of Stop and Search has revisited 13 forces which were previously non-compliant with 3 or more features. Following clear improvement, these forces have now been registered as compliant with BUSS.
Today, police forces in Britain are working together with TISPOL to promote the European Day Without A Road Death initiative (EDWARD). Forces are dedicating resources to raising awareness of road traffic safety, and encouraging the public to pledge and participate.
NPCC Lead for Roads Policing Suzette Davenport supports the announcment made by the Department of Transport which will impose tougher penalties on drivers using mobile phones.
Today's report by the RAC on the number of people feeling relaxed about using a mobile phone whilst driving highlights the important role police forces have in educating and taking action against those who commit such offences.