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Police leaders to be held to account over workforce diversity in new strategy

12 Oct 2018

As part of moves to make policing more representative of its communities, police chiefs have recommended that all senior police leaders be formally assessed on their efforts to improve diversity within their operational command.


Police Chiefs' Blog: CC Sara Thornton - Chief Constables' Council October 2018

11 Oct 2018

Police chiefs gathered for a busy Chief Constables’ Council in Cardiff this week to discuss some of the most pressing issues for policing. As ever, it gave an opportunity for chiefs to get into the detail of issues affecting the police service across the country and share their experiences on the ground.


Round table event held on chief officer appointments

10 Oct 2018

On Monday, 8 October a roundtable event, hosted by the College of Policing, was held to bring together chiefs and police and crime commissioners to look at issues regarding chief officer recruitment and tenure.


Counter Terrorism Policing's response to the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation's new report - 'The Terrorism Acts in 2017'

10 Oct 2018

Today, Wednesday 10 October 2018, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, Max Hill QC, published his final annual report on the operation of the Terrorism Acts in 2017. 


Chief Constable Dave Thompson: Policing is at the tipping point – and we’ve got to move on from here

10 Oct 2018

Budget cuts and a hands-off government approach to aspects of policing have meant hard choices for chief constables with consequences for the public and our people. The public’s experience is policing that is less visible, less responsive and less proactive.


NPCC response to Channel 4's 'Dispatches'

08 Oct 2018

The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) response to tonight's Dispatches programme, which claims thousands of reported crimes are 'screened' by forces and recorded without investigation.


Counter Terrorism Police harness popularity of BBC's 'Bodyguard' to try and attract new recruits

23 Sep 2018

Want to know what it’s like to be a real police bodyguard? 


Police chiefs to establish a safety net if access to EU security tools is lost

18 Sep 2018

A new national unit will assist police forces to use alternatives if the UK loses access to current EU data sharing and cooperation tools, such as the European Arrest Warrant or Europol systems.  


Police forces encouraged to increase stop and search in a week long operation against knife crime

17 Sep 2018

All forces in England and Wales are taking part in a week long operation to tackle knife crime. Operation Sceptre commences on Tuesday 18 September and will see officers increasing their use of stop and search powers, conducting weapon sweeps and targeting habitual knife carriers as well as engaging with children and young people to educate them about the risks of carrying a knife and signpost relevant support services.


Joint statement on chief officer recruitment and tenure

14 Sep 2018

The National Police Chiefs’ Council, Association of Police and Crime Commissioners and the College of Policing has released a joint statement on the issue of chief officer recruitment and tenure. A round table has been set up to discuss these issues in detail.


Police Chiefs' blog: CC Sara Thornton - Who wants to be a chief constable?

14 Sep 2018

Right now, sadly, the answer to this is too few people. We need to ask ourselves why and act on it.


Number of terrorists brought to justice reaches 10-year high

13 Sep 2018

The number of terrorists brought to justice following Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) investigations has reached its highest level in nearly ten years, according to the latest Home Office statistics.


UK and US law enforcement sign an intelligence sharing agreement to tackle female genital mutilation

07 Sep 2018

UK police and border security have signed a new agreement with US counterparts to share intelligence about female genital mutilation (FGM) and are joining together in operations at UK and US airports.


NCA and police arrest 130 suspects for child sexual abuse and exploitation in just one week

06 Sep 2018

More than 130 suspects – including a former police officer and five teachers – were arrested in a crackdown on online child sex offenders, as UK law enforcement asks the tech industry to increase their help eradicating preventable offending.


Police chiefs to develop a plan to tackle sexual harassment in policy by autumn

24 Aug 2018

The action plan is being developed in response to a survey by UNISON that uncovered the extent of sexual harassment against police staff. Half (49%) of the police staff questioned had heard sexualised jokes told repeatedly at work, and one in five (19%) had received a sexually explicit email or text from a colleague.


Afzal Khan MP – as a former officer I know how important it is that MPs see the work of frontline police

15 Aug 2018

Shadow Immigration Minister and former Greater Manchester Police officer Afzal Khan MP reflects on his day spent back with his local force and the importance of MPs giving a day to policing.


Football fans urged to 'Know the Game Plan' as new season gets underway

10 Aug 2018

Police and clubs give stewards information to help deter terrorism


Members of Parliament give a day to policing this summer

07 Aug 2018

Members of Parliament from across England and Wales have been invited by their local police forces to give a day to policing during the summer parliamentary recess.  Around 100 MPs are confirmed as taking part so far.


Learning from best practise in the fight against rural crime

06 Aug 2018

As rural crime rises in England and Wales, forces are looking to successful strategies to implement these into local areas.


Police firearms discharged in only 0.06% of firearms operations

26 Jul 2018

The police use on firearms statistics were released today.


Striving to make custody as safe as possible

25 Jul 2018

With the release of the statistics on deaths following police contact, police are continuing work to improve safety for detainees.


Increase in police pay is the maximum increase that the majority of forces can afford without additional funding

24 Jul 2018

An announcement put out today by the Government revealed that police officers will be awarded a pay rise of two per cent in 2018-19.


Police Chiefs Blog: CC Sara Thornton - Chief Constables Council July 2018

24 Jul 2018

Police chiefs gathered in London for July Chief Constables Council at a busy time for policing across the country.  The US President’s arrival was imminent and forces were working together to support the significant national operation.  The operation went smoothly thanks to the gold commanders, the National Police Coordination Centre and the many officers who travelled from around the country – in many cases delaying their rest days to support the national effort. 


Strengthened response to rural affairs

23 Jul 2018

All chief constables have committed to improving the work dedicated to tackling rural and wildlife crime, using partnership working and new insight provided by the National Rural Crime Survey.


Latest police statistics show increase in certain crime types

19 Jul 2018

Today the ONS have published their quarterly crime statistics. Latest police recorded crime figures show an 11 per cent increase overall with rises in knife crime, robbery, burglary and vehicle-related crime.


HMICFRS release hate crime report

19 Jul 2018

Today, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) have released a report looking at hate crime. The report emphasises the importance of the police getting their response right first time and at the beginning of their contact with victims.


Mutual Aid Accommodation for Presidential Visit

12 Jul 2018

In response to concerns that have been raised over the quality of one location being used to house officers on reserve for the forthcoming Presidential visit, the following statement has been issued.


Police forces working together to support the visit of US President

11 Jul 2018

Police forces are working together on a significant, multi-faceted security operation supporting the Presidential visit to the UK.


Police warn World Cup revellers not to repeat the shocking behaviour over the weekend

09 Jul 2018

A minority of celebrations resulted in significant disorder following England’s match on Saturday 7 July, leading to criminal damage, blocked roads and anti-social behaviour.


More than seven million people watch counter terrorism safety video as UK policing increases its global CT presence

06 Jul 2018

The key advice is:

Run- to a place of safety. This is better than trying to surrender or negotiate.

Hide- it is better to hide than confront. Barricade yourself in, turn phones to silent and use only when it is safe to do so.

Tell - Make sure you know the local emergency numbers in the country you're travelling to. For all EU countries it's 112.


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