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Police and prosecutors announce action on disclosure

26 Jan 2018

A package of measures to improve how the criminal justice system deals with disclosure was announced today.

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NPCC responds to ONS crime statistics

25 Jan 2018

The ONS have today released their crime statistics for the 12 months to September 2017. The stats show a decrease of 10 per cent in crime measured by the Crime Survey of England and Wales but a 14 per cent increase in recorded crime. 

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Police chiefs and Director of Prosecutions agree plans to improve disclosure processes

25 Jan 2018

 Joint statement from Alison Saunders, Director of Public Prosecutions and Sara Thornton, Chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council

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Police Chiefs Blog: CC Nick Ephgrave - changing the culture on disclosure

24 Jan 2018

Every investigation is a search for truth. That means following all leads and examining all evidence – with objectivity and impartiality. It also means disclosing any of the material gathered in that search that may undermine the prosecution or help the defence. The cases of Liam Allan and Issac Itiary demonstrate the devastating consequences of not doing so.

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Police boosting efforts to stop drivers using their phones at the wheel

19 Jan 2018

Police forces across England and Wales will put extra emphasis into stopping people using their phones at the wheel in a weeklong national operation.

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NPCC response to the Forensic Science Regulator's annual report

19 Jan 2018

Our Forensics lead, Chief Constable Debbie Simpson, welcomes this year's report from the Forensic Science Regulator, Dr. Gillian Tully.

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NPCC statement on adequate sanitary protection in custody

04 Jan 2018

The Independent Custody Visiting Association have today said that some women in custody have been affected by inadequate sanitary protection. 

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Officers and staff recognised in Queen's New Year's Honours List

29 Dec 2017

Police officers, staff and volunteers have been included in the Queen's New Year's Honours List.

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NPCC respond to HMICFRS report on public perceptions of policing

28 Dec 2017

Today, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) published the results of a large-scale online survey of the public's current perceptions of policing. 

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NPCC statement on disclosure of unused material in prosecutions

21 Dec 2017

The NPCC has responded to concerns over the disclosure of unused material in prosecutions and recommendations from the criminal justice inspectorates.

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Today's policing settlement is better than last year but does not fully meet the level of investment identified as necessary

19 Dec 2017

The Government has today announced the Provisional Police Grant report, announcing in total an extra £450million in police funding.

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HRH Prince Michael presents Operation Trivium team with International Road Safety Award

13 Dec 2017

The initiative involving police forces and our European partners has been honoured for its contribution to road safety

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Most police forces rated good for legitimacy by HMICFRS - but more to do on stop and search

12 Dec 2017

The most recent report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, Fire and Rescue services found a great deal of positive work done on legitimacy in recent years but focuses on the need for more analysis on stop and search data

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Thousands of people suffering mental health issues may be unlawfully held by police due to delays accessing appropriate inpatient beds

08 Dec 2017

A recent review highlights that police forces are making decisions to hold people with mental health issues in custody beyond the statutory maximum due to difficulties accessing hospital beds.

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MI5 and MPS statement on publication of Anderson Report

05 Dec 2017

Response to the publication of David Anderson QC’s report on the terrorist attacks of March-June 2017

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ACC Chris Shead - Our officers volunteered to help those in need in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma

05 Dec 2017

As 2017 nears its close, this year - more than most – has seen awards ceremonies reflecting on the bravery of those in the emergency services - those who run towards the incident, potentially putting themselves at risk, in the hope of helping those who need it.  So this year’s theme for UN International Day for volunteers, "Volunteers Act First" recognising the contributions of first responders in times of crisis, is fitting given our deployment to the overseas territories.

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245 children safeguarded and 192 arrests for child sexual abuse offences

05 Dec 2017

The use of live streaming platforms by online sex offenders is increasing and there is an urgent need to educate children about the risks associated with this new threat, warn child protection experts.

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Police forces coordinating operational push to stop drink and drug driving over Christmas

01 Dec 2017

Today (Friday 1 December) marks the beginning of the annual police operation to stop people driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

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Government to consult on new safeguards for police use of communications data

30 Nov 2017

The Government has today announced that it is consulting on new safeguards for the use of communications data.

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NPCC response to HMICFRS study into NPAS

30 Nov 2017

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue (HMICFRS) has today released it's report into the National Police Air Service (NPAS).

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New figures show better reporting of domestic abuse

23 Nov 2017

A study by the Office for National Statistics brings together data from police, criminal justice partners and charities show improved reporting - but more can be done to reassure victims. 

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Vision 2025 - One year on

22 Nov 2017

Last November the Policing Vision 2025 was launched setting out the plan for policing over the next ten years.  Police chiefs and Police and Crime Commissioners are now implementing a transformational programme of reform.

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National operation to retest manipulated forensic samples is progressing at pace

21 Nov 2017

Following an investigation into alleged data manipulation by individuals working at Randox Testing Services (RTS), a team of experts have identified the number of cases affected and prioritised them for retesting with 70 per cent of the highest priority cases already submitted for retests.

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TyreSafe to support national roads policing tyre safety initiative

17 Nov 2017

TyreSafe, the UK’s tyre safety charity, has announced substantial support for the national roads policing initiative to increase awareness of tyre safety to motorists on Britain’s roads.

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NPCC responds to HMICFRS report on domestic abuse

14 Nov 2017

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) has today published their report on domestic abuse. 

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Counter Terrorism Police take safety advice into UK classrooms for the first time

14 Nov 2017

Police collaborate with education experts to create animated video and lesson plans which will take terrorism safety advice into the classroom for the first time.

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Prevent lead welcomes Home Office release of Channel data

09 Nov 2017

NPCC lead for Prevent, Chief Constable Simon Cole, has called upon the public to trust Prevent partners with their referrals following the release of data by the Home Office.

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HMICFRS identifies significant stress on police forces

09 Nov 2017

The latest PEEL Efficiency report highlights key challenges to police forces including demand, rising crime and the need for further investment. 

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Police dealing with rising number ‘sexting’ cases involving children

06 Nov 2017

Data from police forces shows a surge in children sharing or possessing sexual images of themselves or others - with over 6200 incidents reported this year - an increase of 131 per cent from 2014/2015.

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NPCC Chair Sara Thornton speech to APCC & NPCC Joint Summit 2017 in full

01 Nov 2017

I am delighted to be welcoming you to the third annual APCC/NPCC conference.

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