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Public warned to remain vigilant after CT arrests hit two-year high in final quarter of 2019

05 Mar 2020

Counter Terrorism Policing has warned the public against complacency after the number of people arrested for terrorism offences in the last quarter of 2019 hit a two-year high.

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Police in strong position to support UK’s response to Coronavirus

03 Mar 2020

Police have tried and tested plans to support the UK’s response to the Coronavirus. 

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Police work on child protection recognised by HMICFRS

27 Feb 2020

The policing inspectorate, HMICFRS, has published a report into child protection.

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NPCC Chair Marin Hewitt Speech – APCC and NPCC Summit 2020

26 Feb 2020

"Every police chief is determined to reduce crime. Our crime fighting efforts must be matched by action that will help us to deliver for the public."  NPCC Chair Martin Hewitt's keynote speech at this year's APCC and NPCC Joint Summit. 

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Police announce new partnership to help combat knife crime

25 Feb 2020

Police are announcing a new partnership with the online marketplace Wish that will tackle the sale of illegal knives in the UK.

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Inspectorate positive on forces, but more work to do on serving victims

07 Feb 2020

HMICFRS, in their most recent PEEL Spotlight report, conclude that whilst most forces are deemed either good or outstanding, there is more work to do in offering a consistent service to victims and improving investigations. 

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Police back expert warning on Facebook encryption

06 Feb 2020

The national policing lead for child protection has backed a letter from worldwide experts and charities to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, warning that the company’s plan for end-to-end encryption would put child safety at risk.

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Government announce consultation on pre-charge bail

05 Feb 2020

The new consultation announced today by the Home Office aims to put the needs of victims first and ensure police are supported to investigate crimes.

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Crime statistics show tactics to tackle violence are working

23 Jan 2020

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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Government announces biggest increase in funding for the police system in a decade

22 Jan 2020

The government have announced today that the amount of funding available to the policing system for 2020 to 2021 will increase by more than £1.1 billion.

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New powers given to police to protect victims of stalking

19 Jan 2020

New stalking protection orders come into force tomorrow (January 20) that will enable police to better protect victims of stalking and stop perpetrators from approaching their victims.

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Significant progress on county lines – police working to improve further

10 Jan 2020

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has published a report after an inspection of how county lines drug trafficking is dealt with at local, regional and national levels.

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NPCC Chair: Policing must be a critical part of Royal Commission

07 Jan 2020

The National Police Chiefs’ Council Chair Martin Hewitt said the planned commission on the effectiveness of the criminal justice system is an opportunity to review the policing model in England and Wales so it better meets 21st century threats.

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Queen’s New Year’s Honours List recognises police officers, staff and volunteers

27 Dec 2019

Police officers, staff and volunteers from forces across the country have been recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List.

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NPCC respond to annual police use of force statistics

19 Dec 2019

Police use of force statistics have been released today, offering unprecedented transparency to the public

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Right wing-related Prevent referrals increase to record levels

19 Dec 2019

The proportion of right wing-related referrals into Prevent has reached its highest ever level, according to new Home Office statistics. 

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Make the right choice this Christmas. Don’t drink or drug drive.

17 Dec 2019

Chiefs warn that anyone getting behind the wheel after a festive drink or two faces the prospect of ending up behind bars this Christmas.

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Police response to HMCPSI rape inspection

17 Dec 2019

Responding to HM Crown Prosecution Inspectorate's rape inspection, the National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Adult Sexual Offences and Rape, Deputy Chief Constable Sarah Crew, said:        

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General Election: Police forces have had direct contact with 70 per cent of election candidates about their security.

11 Dec 2019

NPCC Chair encourages candidates to continue to engage with police about any concerns and report crimes.

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Child-centred policing sees arrests fall by 70 per cent

09 Dec 2019

Arrests of children in England and Wales have fallen by more than 70 per cent in the past eight years, according to figures gathered by the Howard League for Penal Reform.

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Police call on public to sign up for free counter terrorism training

09 Dec 2019

An award-winning counter terrorism training course is being made available to the public for the first time.

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Counter Terrorism Policing call for increased public vigilance despite decrease in arrests

05 Dec 2019

Counter Terrorism Policing’s Senior National Coordinator has again called upon the public to play their part in the fight against terrorism, as the Home Office released their quarterly arrest statistics.

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Security guidance issued to help candidates stay safe on the campaign trail

15 Nov 2019

All election candidates are today being issued with guidance to help them respond if they experience intimidatory behaviour or abuse during the election campaign.

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Counter Terrorism Police team up with Hollyoaks to warn about dangers of radicalisation

13 Nov 2019

Counter Terrorism Policing have teamed up with popular soap opera Hollyoaks to warn young people about the dangers of radicalisation.

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Head of Counter Terrorism Policing encourages Editors to build partnership

12 Nov 2019

The Head of Counter Terrorism Policing has encouraged Editors of the UK’s media to help him build a partnership which could reduce the threat of terrorism to the UK.

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Terrorism threat level lowered to Substantial

04 Nov 2019

The UK threat level from terrorism has today, Monday 4 November 2019, been reduced to Substantial - meaning an attack is likely.

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More than 1,700 arrested in targeted knife crime action

01 Nov 2019

Police across England and Wales have arrested more than 1,700 people during a week of targeted operations to tackle knife crime.

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Good response to tackling cyber-dependent crime across law enforcement

24 Oct 2019

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has found the overall response by law enforcement to cyber dependent crime in England and Wales to be ‘good’, but recognises there is still room for improvement.

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Record numbers arrested and hundreds of children protected as County Lines drug networks targeted

18 Oct 2019

County Lines drug networks have been targeted in a week of coordinated law enforcement activity across the UK, leading to record numbers of more than 700 arrests, 681 people safeguarded, and almost half a million pounds worth of drugs seized.

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Crime statistics show slowing increase in knife crime

17 Oct 2019

Crime statistics show a 7% increase in knife crime, down from the previous reported increase of 14%. Figures released today also cover crime outcomes to July 2019, which show a concerning continuation of the decrease in crimes resulting in a charge or summons. 

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