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Police on target to increase armed police numbers

28 Jul 2016

Statistics released by the Home Office today show that there was a reduction of eight firearms officers between April 2015 and March 2016 but the police are still on track to deliver an extra 1500 firearms officers over the next 18 months.

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Protective security advice issued to Christian places of worship

26 Jul 2016

While there is no specific intelligence relating to attacks against the Christian community in the UK, police are urging the community to be alert but not alarmed, report concerns to the police and review their security as a precaution.

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We will work with others across the criminal justice system to support the Home Office’s new action plan to stamp out hate crime

26 Jul 2016

We have seen a significant rise in the reporting of hate crime and urge victims to continue to come forward.

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As a service we take the treatment of people we interact with very seriously.

26 Jul 2016

Police come to work wanting to protect people and save life, and each death must be scrutinised to learn lessons and help raise standards of care.

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Going missing is often a symptom of deeper challenges in a young person’s life.

26 Jul 2016

We need all agencies to work together to provide a consistent, coordinated repsonse to support those in need.

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New vacancy: Audit and assurance board independent non-executive members

25 Jul 2016

We are looking for two independent non-executive board members, one to fill a vacancy and the other in reserve for appointment if and when a vacancy arises.  

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Security measures for MPs continue to be kept under review by the police

25 Jul 2016

In light of recent events, a meeting took place with the police, IPSA and the Parliamentary Security Department to review MPs security and consequently number of additional security measures were introduced.

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Too often our people simply accept verbal or physical abuse as part of their job

25 Jul 2016

Following the second annual release of Home Office statisitics into the number of police officers assualted, our lead reiterates that one assault is one too many.

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Hate crime incidents reported to police have reduced following a spike after the EU referendum.

22 Jul 2016

Following increases in the reporting of hate crime to the True Vision website, the National Police Chiefs' Council requested weekly Hate Crime returns from all forces.

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Digital and cybercrime is no longer a curiosity in policing: it’s what we deal with on a daily basis.

22 Jul 2016

The priorities for law enforcement are to make the UK a hostile place for cyber-criminals to target or operate, improve the response to victims and develop capabilities in local forces.

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Police support NSPCC guidance on leaving children home alone

21 Jul 2016

The NSPCC have released guidance for parents considering leaving children home alone in bid to prevent neglect or harm. NPCC supports this advice.

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The scale of fraud and cyber in crime statistics show the need for police reform to meet changing threats

21 Jul 2016

The Crime Survey of England and Wales (CSEW) shows that crime has dropped by six per cent over the last year to its lowest level since the survey began in 1981. At the same time police recorded crime has risen by eight per cent across all crime categories, highlighting the commitment across the service to more accurate crime recording.

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Local collection of Proceeds of Crime Act is working well but the system could be improved overall

15 Jul 2016

The Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC)'s inquiry on enforcement of the Proceeds of Crime Act has made recommendations on improving the process.  NPCC agrees the system needs improvement.

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Message of sympathy and support for people of Nice

15 Jul 2016

Statement DAC Neil Basu, National Operational Lead for Protect and Prepare

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Police tell of family anguish when loved ones travel to conflict zones

13 Jul 2016

Counter terrorism officers launch new film

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Chief constables committed to working with the College of Policing

09 Jul 2016

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has responded to the Home Affairs Committee report, “College of Policing: Three Years On”.

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Hate crime undermines the diversity and tolerance we should instead be celebrating.

08 Jul 2016

Following increases in the reporting of hate crime to the True Vision website, the National Police Chiefs' Council requested weekly returns on the hate crime numbers.

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NPCC response to Home Affairs Committee report on prostitution

01 Jul 2016

Chief officers have responded to the Home Affairs Select Committee interim report on prostitution, emphasising the importance of a proportionate and risk-based response. Sex workers must be understood as a vulnerable group within society.

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Sara Thornton Blog: Unity and respect needed, not hate crime - 30 June 2016

30 Jun 2016

As the country grapples with the outcome of the EU referendum, there are clearly very different views on the outcome of the vote and what it means for the UK’s future.  That we are moving into a period of unprecedented change is undisputed.

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We will have no tolerance for hate crime or abuse of any kind

29 Jun 2016

Victims and those feeling vulnerable will receive support from the police and offenders can expect a strong response and enhanced sentencing.

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Hate crime is unacceptable in any circumstances say police

27 Jun 2016

The vast majority of people are continuing to go about their lives in safety and security and there have been no major spikes in tensions reported but we are monitoring an increase in reports to our online reporting website

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Minute silence today for victims of Tunisia terror attack

27 Jun 2016

Several forces across the country will observe a minute silence today (Monday June 27) to mark the first anniversary of the terrorist attack in Tunisia.

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Police requirement to work with Europe has not changed and must be maintained as UK leaves the EU

24 Jun 2016

We will work with the Government to ensure we retain our ability to work closely and at speed with European countries to keep people in the UK safe.

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Police prepared for summer events

23 Jun 2016

Summer is moving into full swing with many outdoor events being planned across the country.

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NPCC publishes plan of priorities for 2016/17

23 Jun 2016

Coordination committees within the NPCC have worked together to set out their priorities for 2016/17, which will help join up the response to the most serious threats and improve policing for the public.

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Euro 2016: Appeal for information

23 Jun 2016

On Saturday 11 June, English fans were targeted in an orchestrated, prolonged attack that resulted in 14 supporters being hospitalised.

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Tackling child sexual abuse is a priority for every police force

21 Jun 2016

We remain committed to working with partners to tackle child sexual abuse in all its forms.

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Euro 2016 - let the good atmosphere of recent days continue

19 Jun 2016

Sensible and positive measures have been taken by French police ahead of the Euro 2016 matches on Monday. Fans should stay safe and behave responsibly while enjoying the tournament.

 

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Police to reiterate security advice to MPs

17 Jun 2016

Following the tragic murder of Jo Cox MP, police forces have been asked to reiterate protective security advice to MPs around the country about personal safety.

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Euro 2016 - Minor incidents of anti-social behaviour quickly resolved

16 Jun 2016

Fans are reminded to keep themselves safe and behave responsibly througout the rest of the tournament 

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