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Police have called on the public to remain vigilant following the tragic events at a Christmas market in Berlin yesterday.

20 Dec 2016

National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for protective security, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi says: “At this time I would like to extend my condolences to the families of all those who have been killed or injured, and to praise fellow emergency service workers who have responded to unfolding events to help save lives.

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Police mark International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

17 Dec 2016

The day calls attention to crimes committed against sex workers worldwide, as well as the need to remove the social stigma and discrimination that have contributed to this violence.

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Police welcome proscription of extreme right wing group

16 Dec 2016

New legislation came into force at midnight banning National Action.

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Police Transformation Fund vital to helping police modernise and reform the service

15 Dec 2016

The Policing Minister has today announced in the provisional police funding formula which underlines the commitment from police leadership towards reform and transformation.

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Crown Prosecution Service and NPCC launch new Honour-Based Violence/Abuse and Forced Marriage Protocol

14 Dec 2016

The CPS and police have published the first ever joint honour-based violence/abuse and forced marriage protocol today [14 December 2016], outlining their commitment to the successful investigation and prosecution of these crimes. The protocol recognises the importance of strong partnership working between these two agencies.

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Better data means a better response to domestic abuse

08 Dec 2016

The chief officer lead on domestic abuse has shared her thoughts on a new bulletin released today by the Office for National Statistics.

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Abuse of powers for sexual gain betrays the core duty of the police service

08 Dec 2016

While the recent HMIC report acknowledges progress on police legitimacy in most areas, there is more work to be done to root out corrupt officers who are abusing their positions.

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Around 350 victims have come forward to report child sexual abuse within football clubs

01 Dec 2016

Following ongoing and widespread publicity surrounding allegations of child sexual abuse within football, many police forces across the country have received a significant number of calls, both reporting further allegations and offering information.

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Police launch annual push against drink and drug driving during Christmas

01 Dec 2016

The NPCC annual month-long operation against driving under the influence launches today and police forces across the country will be using intelligence-led tactics and local knowledge of hotspots to detect people who are driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the festive period.

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Police put transformation plans into action as another 28 projects receive Home Office funding

30 Nov 2016

Police receive over £26 million over the next three years for projects designed to help transform the police service for the benefit of the public.  

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Help available for webcam blackmail victims: don’t panic, and don’t pay

30 Nov 2016

Thousands of people in the UK are likely to be falling victim to sextortion every year, according to the National Crime Agency and National Police Chiefs Council.

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Necessity, proportionality and ethics will be at the heart of our approach as the Investigatory Powers Bill becomes law

29 Nov 2016

The Investigatory Powers Act received royal assent today.  Police chiefs say they are preparing for implementation of the Act.

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New police plan to mobilise communities and disrupt terrorists

28 Nov 2016

An innovative police scheme that deploys teams of officers to disrupt criminals and terrorists in crowded places is calling on the public to play their part in making it a success. The move comes at the start of National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week (Monday Nov 28 to Sunday Dec 4, #CTAW2016).

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Police encourage victims of sexual abuse in football to report it

25 Nov 2016

Police forces are also urging people who may have information about non recent sexual abuse suffered within football clubs to come forward.

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A common sense police approach to investigating sexting among under-18s

24 Nov 2016

As reports of sexting between young people continue to rise, police forces are given advice on how to respond in a measured and proportionate way.

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Sara Thornton's speech to NPCC & APCC joint summit in full - November 2016

23 Nov 2016

Welcome to our second joint conference.  Last year we welcomed you to the gothic splendour of Manchester Town Hall, this year the 1980’s splendour of the QE2

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Police committed to addressing threat from extreme right wing

23 Nov 2016

Senior National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, insists officers will tackle all forms of extremism.

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Police continue to work with Undercover Policing Inquiry but must maintain anonymity of officers

23 Nov 2016

In order to protect officers and their families while also ensuring we can continue to recruit people for this extremely sensitive and dangerous role, the police services has to protect the operational principle that identities can not be officially confirmed or denied.

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Police should review and improve the information given about Silent Solutions

23 Nov 2016

IPCC report recommends that the silent 999 service be reviewed at a national level to ensure that the appropriate guidance is being issued for police officers and the public.

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Police prepare fresh operational push on mobile criminality

21 Nov 2016

Police across the UK will once again be working with partners to stop criminals using the road networks both within and coming from outside the UK. Operation Trivium 7 will take place from Monday 21 to Friday 25 November and officers will be stopping vehicles and checking drivers' details with the purpose of dealing a major blow to mobile criminality.

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Police scale up operations into modern slavery

21 Nov 2016

Since May 2015, police have led 200 operations into modern slavery targeting around 900 offenders exploiting people for labour, sex, domestic servitude or involvement in criminal operations. The police chief leading the response says that there will be an increase in the scale of targeted police activity following investment into more specialist investigators and a national intelligence centre.

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Police chiefs and PCCs set out a vision for policing in 2025

16 Nov 2016

At their second joint conference, police chiefs and police and crime commissioners launch a vision for policing in 2025 that makes far better use of digital technology, is integrated with other agencies to prevent crime and delivers effective services to provide best value for money for the public.

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Criminals are not constrained by geographical or jurisdictional boundaries.

15 Nov 2016

Policing Minister Brandon Lewis has notified Parliament of the Government’s intention to opt-in to the revised Europol framework. National Police Chiefs' Council Chair, Sara Thornton explains how this decision helps us keep people in the UK safe.

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Police forces run week-long operations against mobile phone use at the wheel

14 Nov 2016

Police forces this week are cracking down on mobile phone use by drivers in targeted operations to prosecute offenders and drive home the risks and consequences of distraction driving.

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Police remind public how to help stay safe in a terrorist attack

10 Nov 2016

As the anniversary of the Paris terrorist atrocity approaches, police are reminding the public of some simple steps to help stay safe in the unlikely event of an attack. Run, Hide, Tell is the easy to remember message that explains what people should do if they are confronted by terrorists.

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Police alone cannot stop the demand for child abuse images

08 Nov 2016

The NSPCC have provided an estimate into the potentially shocking scale of people who are now viewing child sexual abuse images. The online child sexual abuse images: tackling demand and supply report highlights the urgency of the challenge in tackling the creation and distribution of these images.

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Embracing digital technology is a priority for reform

03 Nov 2016

HMIC's report, PEEL:  Police efficiency 2016, has highlighted the volume of digital evidence that forces are now dealing with. Supporting and developing staff to face the challenging requirements of the future and embracing digital technology are two of our priorities for reform.

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Drivers using mobile phones can lead to tragedy on the roads

31 Oct 2016

As a lorry driver convicted of using a mobile phone at the wheel is sentenced to 10 years following negligence that resulted in the deaths of four, National Police Chiefs' Council Lead renews call to address this extremely dangerous driving behaviour. 

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Guns Off Our Streets: new appeal launched today

31 Oct 2016

The National Crime Agency and National Counter Terrorism Policing have joined forces to appeal directly to the public for information preventing criminals and terrorists gaining access to firearms and ammunition #GunsOffOurStreets.

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Night shifts are part of wider dynamic risk assessments and we ensure that officers have the right support

30 Oct 2016

In response to a Mail on Sunday investigation revealing the number of officers on duty at nights, Chiefs stress that these shifts are considered as part of wider risk assessments, and officers are supported by a range of partners and staff. 

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