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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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We’ll engage with Government about proposals to extend misconduct sanctions for retired officers beyond 12 months

15 Jun 2016

The NPCC and the Chief Police Officers Staff Association have concerns about the proportionality of extending misconduct sanctions beyond 12 months and will work with Government to ensure any change in legislation is as fair and proportionate as possible

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Police advice to fans at Euros 2016 - don't retaliate to provocation

13 Jun 2016

We are continuing to work with French police and Russian policing team to prevent further violence and support investigations to help bring offenders to justice.

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NPCC response to Orlando attacks

13 Jun 2016

National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for LGBT Issues, Chief Constable Jane Sawyers has spoken of her horror as events in Orlando unfolded over the weekend.

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English police officers continue to work closely with French colleagues

10 Jun 2016

Following a short confrontation in Marseille, English and French police officers will work closely to identify supporters who engage in disorder.

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Give drink and drug driving the red card this summer

10 Jun 2016

The National Police Chiefs’ Council launch the 2016 summer drink and drug drive campaign on 10th June to target those who take the risk of driving under the influence.

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We've taken action to prevent mistakes in retaining suspects' biometrics records

27 May 2016

The biometrics of a small number of individuals who potentially pose a threat to national security have been deleted from biometric databases as the retention period expired before a National Security Determination (NSD) could be submitted for approval.

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New legislation to prevent harm caused by psychoactive substances

26 May 2016

The psychoactive substances act, implemented today,  will provide a blanket ban on the production, supply and importation of new psychoactive substances. This legislation will fundamentally change the way forces tackle psychoactive substances and will make new drugs that appear on the market illegal quicker than ever before.

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Cmdr Simon Bray Blog: Legal highs? Not as legal as you thought - 26 May 2016

26 May 2016

So called “legal-highs” might have been sold in shops but that doesn’t mean they’re safe. Often they contain one or more substance that is illegal to possess and users really have no idea what they are taking or what effect it will have.  The future health risks associated with psychoactive substances are unknown and in some cases people have died from taking these drugs.

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Missing children: early intervention and better information are key

26 May 2016

The NPCC has responded to today's report by The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Missing Children and Adults, highlighting the importance of assessing the initial level of risk to a young person correctly. Police forces must also work with partners to gather and share better information - as well as intervening early to prevent harm before it happens.

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Prosecution rates for human trafficking have risen but more to do to protect victims

25 May 2016

NPCC lead for modern slavery agrees with the Anti-Slavery Commissioner Kevin Hyland that we need to keep improving our response to modern slavery but says progress is being made

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UK officers supporting French police for a trouble-free Euro 2016

24 May 2016

With less than 20 days to go until the start of Euro 2016, football fever is starting to kick in. Fans are travelling to France to enjoy the football and mix with fellow supporters from across Europe but there is always a chance a small minority will engage in disorder. Police officers from across the UK will be travelling to France to work with French counterparts to ensure this doesn’t ruin the tournament for everyone else.

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Counter terrorism police brief top football officials

23 May 2016

Senior football officials from the UK, Europe and around the world are taking part in a police counter terrorism briefing at Wembley today (Monday May 23rd).

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Children in care: our response to the Laming Review

23 May 2016

Chief officers have responded to today's independent review of children in care chaired by Lord Laming. The review calls for a coherent programme of reform, led from the top of government, to help improve the life chances of looked after children and prevent future crime.

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Diversity in the police workforce

21 May 2016

The National Police Chiefs' Council has responded to today's report by the Home Affairs Committee, emphasising the importance of workforce diversity and better representing the make-up of local communities.

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Police ready to respond to rural firearms attacks

17 May 2016

High speed vehicles enable teams to cover all areas of the UK

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CC Jane Sawyers: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) - 17 May 2016

17 May 2016

Today, Tuesday 17 May, marks the 2016 International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia or IDAHOT. This year the global focus of IDAHOT is on mental health and wellbeing.

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Domestic abuse is an important priority: police can and will do more

17 May 2016

The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) has responded to today's comments by the Home Secretary on domestic abuse and protecting vulnerable people.

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Forces take active steps to detain those wanted on warrant

11 May 2016

The police service takes a risk based approach to executing warrants by considering the severity of the offence involved and prioritising arrests for the most serious offences.

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Company that helps to design out crime moves into MOPAC.

10 May 2016

Secured by Design is a group of national police projects focusing on the design and security for new & refurbished homes, commercial premises and car parks as well as the acknowledgement of quality security products and crime prevention projects. It supports the principles of ‘designing out crime’ through physical security and processes.

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South Yorkshire Police Interim Chief Constable

04 May 2016

Following the appointment of Chief Constable Dave Jones as the interim Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police, the National Police Chiefs' Council, College of Police and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary have released the following statement.

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Police are increasing the number of firearms officers in response to terror threat

28 Apr 2016

Statistics from the Home Office on the number of firearms officers show that forces have reduced their number of firearms officers in recent years by working more colloboratively but numbers are now being increased in response to the escalating terrorist threat.

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Statistics released today show that officers are using Tasers responsibly

28 Apr 2016

Home Office statistics relaesed today show that more situations are now being resolved without a Taser being fired: the number of discharges of Taser are down 4 per cent and in eight out of ten occasions its mere presence is enough to resolve a violent or potentially violent situation.

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Police Chiefs' Blog: CC Sara Thornton - Chief Constables' Council April 2016

28 Apr 2016

Last week Chief Constables met in Yorkshire for two days and discussed a broad range of matters.

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The changes we’ve made since Hillsborough can never take away the seriousness of the police failures

26 Apr 2016

NPCC Chair Sara Thornton sends her condolences to the families who died in tragedy

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CC Simon Cole Blog: Prevent: aiming to stop people at risk being drawn into violent extremism

21 Apr 2016

Today (April 21) I had the privilege of opening the Home Affairs Select Committee annual conference at Homerton College Cambridge. In the audience were some of the most senior people working in government and public agencies - both in the UK and from overseas.

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Latest national crime statistics show a further reduction in overall crime

21 Apr 2016

The latest crime statistics released today, Thursday 21st April, show a continued reduction in overall crime, reflect improved accuracy of recording processes across the service and outline the willingness of victims to come forward.

 

 

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