Statistics from the Home Office on the number of firearms officers show that forces have reduced their number of firearms officers in recent years by working more colloboratively but numbers are now being increased in response to the escalating terrorist threat.
Home Office statistics relaesed today show that more situations are now being resolved without a Taser being fired: the number of discharges of Taser are down 4 per cent and in eight out of ten occasions its mere presence is enough to resolve a violent or potentially violent situation.
The police, local authorities and animal welfare charities seek to work together to deal with serious cruelty to animals. However, there are inconsistencies and we welcome the Committee for Environment Food and Rural Affairs' inquiry into the welfare of domestic pets.
Police in England and Wales are starting to train around 1,500 extra firearms officers to help protect the public from terrorism.
The first national conference specifically focused on the policing of protests will be held in Derby this week.
Our conflict management lead, Chief Constable David Shaw responds to the IPCC's police use of force study
Specialist police teams from across the UK will be taking part in Europe’s biggest ever disaster training exercise beginning today.
Officers will always seek to deal with extreme speed appropriately to prevent harm and change driver behaviour.
More drug drivers than ever before have been caught during our national drink and drug drive campaign.
We have agreed that the current threat and risk picture in the UK does not justify a roll out of Taser to all officers who volunteer at this time. However, chief constables make the operational decisions in their force areas and can increase the number of Taser-trained officers if their strategic threat and risk assessments show there is a need.
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.
A number of forces are conducting trials to assess whether the use of drones can bring benefits to the provision of the police service. Any use would need to comply with existing Civil Aviation Authority Regulations.