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PAC report on the financial sustainability of the police has some helpful ideas

18 Sep 2015

The Public Accounts Committee has put forward "intended to address what must be seen as a significant failure by the Home Office to provide Commissioners and senior officers with the tools they need to run their forces"

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CC Andy Marsh: Work already underway to address HMIC concerns on firearms licensing

15 Sep 2015

National Police Chiefs Council Lead on Firearms Licensing, Chief Constable Andy Marsh, has responded to today’s (Tuesday) report from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary – ‘Targeting the Risk’ – on the issue of firearms licensing.

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NPCC response to launch of consultation on further emergency services collaboration

11 Sep 2015

Following today’s launch of a consultation on further emergency services collaboration by the Home Office, we have prepared the following response to that launch.

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Sexting, young people and the police: Working towards a common-sense solution

10 Sep 2015

A blog by NPCC Lead for Children and Young People, Deputy Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney

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Local police out in force tackling extremism

07 Sep 2015

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.

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NPCC: better procurement alone is not enough

06 Sep 2015

Chief officers have said that improved procurement, on its own, is not enough to cope with the challenges facing UK policing. Fundamental change will be needed.

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Sexting and social media: Police will always try to avoid criminalising young people

03 Sep 2015

The NPCC has explained its position on the policing of children and young people, emphasising the importance of a proportionate and consistent response.

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NPCC is preparing a response to Government spending review

01 Sep 2015

As part of the spending review process, we will submit a position from the NPCC about the impact of budget cuts 

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NPCC comment on National Appropriate Adults Network report "There to Help"

26 Aug 2015

The National Police Chiefs' Council have responded to the National Appropriate Adults Network's report, published today, into the provision of appropriate adults for vulnerable adults in police custody.

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Chief Constable Nick Gargan’s work with the NPCC concludes

20 Aug 2015

Avon and Somerset Police and Crime Commissioner has announced that she has suspended Chief Constable Nick Gargan while the process that requires him to resign from his post begins.

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Hate crime against alternative sub-cultures

20 Aug 2015

Chief officers have reiterated their committment to tackling hate crime and promoting positive relationships across all parts of society. 

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NPCC open to new ideas on stop and search accountability

18 Aug 2015

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.

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Clarification relating to the IPCC

14 Aug 2015

It is not the view of the NPCC that the IPCC lied about the naming of Sir Edward Heath

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County Lines - Urban drug gangs target coastal communities

12 Aug 2015

A new report has found that over 180 urban drug-dealing gangs have expanded their activity into rural and coastal towns, pushing out local dealers or targeting the ‘space’ left by law enforcement action.

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Police will investigate all allegations of sexual abuse thoroughly and proportionately

11 Aug 2015

NPCC Lead for Child Protection explains why police will investigate non-recent abuse allegations, including those made against people who are now dead

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UK officers to support Spanish colleagues in tourist hotspots

06 Aug 2015

UK police officers will be supporting the Guardia Civil in the tourist hubs of Magaluf and San Antonio in the Balearic Islands during a two week trial this month.

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Police Chiefs' Blog, NPCC Chair Sara Thornton: Investigating burglary will always be important but how and when we do it may have to change

06 Aug 2015

Sir Robert Peel’s first principle of law enforcement stated that the ‘basic mission for which the police exist is to prevent crime and disorder.’ While much has changed since 1829, I think that there would still be broad agreement with that principle. The challenge is to ensure that what the police do in pursuit of that mission is both effective and efficient.

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Stop and search data shows police moving in right direction

06 Aug 2015

The National Police Chiefs' Council Lead on Stop and Search, Deputy Chief Constable Adrian Hanstock has responded to the publication of new stop and search summary pages on the police.uk website.

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It's valuable to debate the best way of helping people who go missing regularly

04 Aug 2015

Greater Manchester Police Chief Constable Sir Peter Fahy has said that young, vulnerable people may be better dealt with by social workers, rather than police officers

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NPCC positions on joint police procurement and force mergers

04 Aug 2015

Today (August 4), Sky News ran an item on police procurement and a debate on police force mergers in England and Wales. National Police Chiefs' Council Chair Chief Constable Sara Thornton has outlined our position on these issues.

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Police Chiefs' Blog: Sara Thornton, Chief Constables Council July 2015

31 Jul 2015

Chief Constables' Council (CCC) is the main decision making forum of the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC). It allows chiefs to regularly come together, discuss and debate the issues facing policing and make decisions about how they will operate to meet the demands of the day.  This blog aims to open up CCC to those interested in our work and policing in general. 

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Anti-Drink and Drug Driving message starting to get through to under-25s

30 Jul 2015

National figures, published today (July 30), showed that, although levels of drink-driving have risen slightly in the last year, the traditionally higher-offending under-25 year old demographic has started to learn the lesson, with offending rates down marginally by 1.5%

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Response to Community Security Trust statistics on anti-semitism

30 Jul 2015

The National Police Chiefs’ Council has today responded to mid-year data from the Community Security Trust (CST) suggesting that reports of anti-semitic incidents have gone up between January and June 2015.

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NPCC: Consistent approach taken to applications under 'Sarah's Law'

30 Jul 2015

The National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead on Child Protection, Chief Constable Simon Bailey, has responded to claims made by the NSPCC in relation to applications made by members of the public for Child Sexual Offender Disclosures under the legislation known as ‘Sarah’s Law’.

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NPCC: Police overtime pay is a flexible, cost-effective way of managing unexpected demand

29 Jul 2015

The National Police Chiefs' Council lead on reward and recognition, Chief Constable Francis Habgood, has addressed the issue of police overtime pay following a Freedom of Information Request by BBC Radio 5 Live on the cost of overtime.

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NPCC response to reports of officers and staff with convictions

24 Jul 2015

NPCC lead outlines how rigorous, established processes ensure that approrpriate action is taken against officers and staff who fall short of expected standards and behaviour.

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NPCC welcomes review into deaths in custody

23 Jul 2015

The NPCC welcomes the anouncement by Home Secretary Theresa May for an independent review of deaths and serious incidents in police custody and will fully support the review team.

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NPCC welcomes police funding formula consultation

22 Jul 2015

Forces rely on central government funding to varying degrees; the NPCC and police forces will respond to the consultation.

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Police will enforce drug laws in a way that is appropriate to the circumstances

22 Jul 2015

The job of police officers is to enforce the law and they will use the range of options available to them when dealing with those found in possession of cannabis or who cultivate the plant.

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NPCC Chair Sara Thornton: We must “re-imagine” policing in the UK

20 Jul 2015

Chief Constable Sara Thornton has today argued that the twin challenges of changing requirements and cost pressure mean that we have to think imaginatively and radically about policing.

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