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.
The Prime Minister has announced a review of the legal protection afforded to armed police officers when they have been required to make a split second decision on the use of lethal force. NPCC lead for armed policing says that they should be held accountable for their actions but that the process should be fair and expeditious.
National Police Chiefs’ Council Chair, Sara Thornton, & NPCC Lead for Armed Policing, Deputy Chief Constable Simon Chesterman, said:
Today marks the launch of the National Police Chiefs’ Council drink and drug driving campaign that will see officers across the country out in force to keep the roads safe for everyone this Christmas. Thousands of tests will take place at all times of the day and night to catch those who pose a huge risk to themselves and other road users.
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
Following suggestions made by the Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire, Adam Simmonds, about reforms to stop and search powers, including a proposal for officers found to have unreasonably used the power to personally apologise to the subject of the stop and search, the National Police Chiefs' Council Lead on the topic, Deputy Chief Constable Adrian Hanstock, has responded.
NPCC Lead on Less-Lethal Weapons, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, has responded to this morning’s publication of Home Office Taser statistics, bearing in mind the recent inquest verdict in the case of Jordon Begley.
Following yesterday’s 0-0 draw in the Ireland v England friendly in Dublin, the police officer charged with overseeing the UK’s football policing response has thanked fans on both sides for contributing to an incident-free weekend in Ireland’s capital.
There is no place for misbehaving England supporters in international football, the National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead on Football Policing has warned as police prepare to enforce Football Banning Orders ahead of the Ireland v England friendly in Dublin on June 7.