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Police patrols continue as lockdown eased further

17 May 2021

Amid the encouraging signs of the lockdown easing, NPCC Chair Martin Hewitt urges people to keep following the rules, with police also playing their part to help the UK beat COVID-19. 

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First National Policing Chief Scientific Adviser announced

11 May 2021

Professor Paul Taylor has been appointed as the first National Policing Chief Scientific Adviser.

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Over 7,500 knives taken by police forces during national knife crime campaign

10 May 2021

Over 7,500 knives have been seized and surrendered as part of a coordinated effort to tackle knife crime across England and Wales.

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Update on crime trends - March 2021

05 May 2021

Police recorded crime is 12 per cent lower than in the same period as 2020, provisional data from forces in England and Wales show.

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More than a thousand stolen catalytic converters recovered following national crackdown

29 Apr 2021

Police forces across the nation have recovered over a thousand stolen catalytic converters and arrested more than 50 people as part of a joint operation to tackle catalytic converter theft.

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Update on Coronavirus FPNs issued by police – April 2021

29 Apr 2021

Police in England and Wales have processed a total of 110,322 fixed penalty notices for breaches of Coronavirus restrictions up to 18 April 2021.

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Launch of national anti-knife crime week

26 Apr 2021

Police forces across the country are intensifying efforts to tackle knife crime as part of a national week of action. Operation Sceptre will look at key themes such as prevention and education and officers will carry out targeted operations alongside partner agencies.

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Officers expected to show professionalism when using social media

23 Apr 2021

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has warned police officers and staff about inappropriate use of social media and the consequences they could face for posting or sharing offensive material. 

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Police credited for “immediate and decisive action to keep people safe” during pandemic

20 Apr 2021

The independent inspectorate of policing has commended officers, staff and volunteers for their “exceptional dedication and commitment” to keeping people safe during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

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Death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

09 Apr 2021

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

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New Victims' Code will help ensure consistent good quality service to victims

01 Apr 2021

The Ministry of Justice has launched the new Victims’ Code today, Thursday 1 April 2021, which sets out 12 overarching rights, ensuring that victims are able to make informed choices and are treated with respect, dignity, sensitivity, compassion and courtesy.

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CC Gavin Stephens Blog: Fewer police accounts – why, what’s lost and what’s gained?

01 Apr 2021

North Yorkshire Police announced earlier this week it was making changes to their social media, including reducing the number of official force social media accounts to make it easier for our communities to find the latest updates from the force and what is happening in their area. 

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Update on crime trends - February 2021

29 Mar 2021

Crime figures provided to the National Police Chiefs’ Council from forces in England and Wales show an overall fall of 22 per cent in the four weeks to 14 February 2021, compared to the same period in 2020.

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Policing seeks check and challenge for new action on inclusion and race

29 Mar 2021

Independent experts with a track record in championing inclusion and race equality have been invited by police leaders to consider applying their skills and experience to address long-standing challenges in the relationship between Black people and the police.  

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Update on Coronavirus FPNs issued by police – March 2021

26 Mar 2021

Police in England and Wales have processed a total of 94,368 fixed penalty notices for breaches of Coronavirus restrictions up to 14 March 2021. 

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Violence will not be tolerated as police chiefs prepare for any further protests

24 Mar 2021

All forces are reviewing their preparedness for protests and their readiness to provide mutual aid where required.

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Chief Constables discuss male violence against women

15 Mar 2021

Police chiefs from across the country met earlier to discuss male violence against women.

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NPCC announces inaugural Response Policing Wellbeing & Recognition ‘Week of Action’

15 Mar 2021

An initiative by the National Police Chiefs’ Council Response Policing portfolio to recognise and celebrate the work of response police officers launches today, Monday 15 March.

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NPCC Chair calls emergency meeting of chief constables to address violence against women

14 Mar 2021

The Chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council, Martin Hewitt, has called an emergency Chiefs' Council meeting on Monday 15th March to address the issue of male violence against women.

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NPCC statement on HMICFRS protest inspection report

11 Mar 2021

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has today said that the police are good at planning for protests, but more needs to be done to find the correct balance between the rights of protesters and the rights of others.

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National Case Progression Commitment: Joint statement from the College of Policing, National Police Chiefs’ Council and Crown Prosecution Service

08 Mar 2021

Victims, witnesses and defendants have been promised actions to reduce delays in case progression and to support the timely delivery of justice.

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Update on crime trends – January 2021

02 Mar 2021

Police recorded crime is 20 per cent lower than in the same period as 2020, provisional data from forces in England and Wales shows.

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NPCC responds to news that officers will not be prioritised in vaccine rollout

26 Feb 2021

The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has today published its interim advice for phase 2 of the COVID-19 vaccination programme. 

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Action to address findings of first employee-led assessment of workplace culture

25 Feb 2021

Analysis of a survey of more than 34,000 police officers and staff found evidence of inclusive teams and endorsement of efforts to tackle bias, as well as a need to address concerns about career progression and derogatory comments.

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Update on Coronavirus FPNs issued by police

25 Feb 2021

Police in England and Wales have issued a total of 68,952 fixed penalty notices for breaches of Coronavirus restrictions up to 14 February. 

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Milestone as 70 million items of PPE shared from national police hub

15 Feb 2021

The national hub handling the procurement and sharing of PPE items across policing has sent more than seventy million pieces of equipment to forces.

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Police encourage dog owners to take extra precautions

10 Feb 2021

Police are urging dog owners to take reasonable security measures to keep their pets safe. 

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Crime statistics show a six per cent fall overall

03 Feb 2021

The latest figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) have been released by the Office for National Statistics.

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Update on crime trends and penalty notices issued under Covid Regulations

28 Jan 2021

Provisional data from police forces in England and Wales shows police recorded crime is thirteen per cent lower than in the same period as 2019. Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) given to the public for breaches of Coronavirus Regulations rose as national restrictions were implemented in England.

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Police and CPS collaboration to drive up performance on rape and serious sexual offences

25 Jan 2021

Efforts to reduce the disparity between the number of rape and serious sexual offence (RASSO) cases being reported and those going to court have taken a step forward, as a blueprint to drive even closer working between police and prosecutors has been published today.  

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