The Police Race Action Plan released by National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and the College of Policing sets out the commitment of Chief Constables in England and Wales to become an anti-racist police service and to explain or reform race disparities.
The plan will now be subject to further independent scrutiny with the public, police officers and staff and experts invited to share their views before it is finalised in December 2022.
People using the internet to abuse children have been warned that they will be caught, with police revealing that the work of covert online officers has led to more than 1,300 arrests in England and Wales over the past year.
Operation Sceptre, an initiative to tackle knife crime, starts today, Monday 16th May. All 43 forces and the British Transport Police will take part in intensified efforts to crack down on knife-enabled crime and violence.
The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and College of Policing have published a new framework setting out how they will measure the impact of the new policing Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) framework published in December 2021, which requires all police forces to take action to improve how they tackle VAWG.
Changes to legislation brought about by the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 mean that from today (April 6) it will be harder for young people to buy dangerous weapons, both at the point of sale and delivery.
National county lines intensification week, which targets drug traffickers who often recruit children and vulnerable adults to supply drugs across the country, ran from Monday, 7th to Sunday, 13th March. All forces in England and Wales engaged in operations to crackdown on county lines.