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Two football banning orders issued in response to an anti-Semitic video but national football lead praises the behaviour of the majority of fans

26 Jun 2018

With the final England group game only a few days away, the national police lead for football policing, thanks fans for their behaviour so far.

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Terrorism arrests up 17 per cent in past year

14 Jun 2018

The number of arrests being made by counter terrorism officers in the UK has risen by 17 per cent in the past year.

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“Stay Safe” – the national message from Police Chiefs as they launch annual summer campaign

14 Jun 2018

Police forces in England and Wales are focussing on a month-long campaign to tackle drink and drug driving.

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ACT Summer Security - Know The Game Plan

14 Jun 2018

Former England stars Alan Shearer, David Seaman and Paul Parker have teamed up with Counter Terrorism Policing to offer football fans security advice ahead of the World Cup.

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2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours

12 Jun 2018

The Queen has included members of the police service in her most recent birthday honours list, highlighting their commitment to public service.

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NPCC response to Lush 'Spy Cops' campaign

01 Jun 2018

National Police Chiefs' Council Chair, CC Sara Thornton, has issued her response to the undercover policing campaign launched by Lush on Friday 1 June 2018.

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Counter Terrorism Police launch second annual 'Summer Security' campaign

25 May 2018

Staff at the UK’s biggest summer events are to be trained in how to react in the event of a terrorist incident as part of Counter Terrorism Policing’s second annual ‘Summer Security’ campaign.

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Action on stalking and harassment

23 May 2018

A package of measures to improve the way that the criminal justice system deals with stalking and harassment has been unveiled today.

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Dean Haydon appointed as Senior National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing

18 May 2018

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Dean Haydon has been appointed as the new Senior National Coordinator (SNC) for counter terrorism policing. DAC Haydon was appointed this week as the permanent successor to Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, who himself took over as head of the Met’s Specialist Operations in March.

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Police Chiefs' blog: CC Sara Thornton on Chief Constables' Council April 2018

17 May 2018

Chief Constables’ Council was held in York last month and as ever the agenda was packed with important debates and decisions.

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Armed policing numbers boosted with more specially trained officers

17 May 2018

The number of firearms officers ready to protect the public in England and Wales has risen by 1351 since April 2016.

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CC Bill Skelly: Despite a rise in crime, police forces are committed to keeping people safe

26 Apr 2018

Today the ONS have published their quarterly crime statistics. The Crime Survey of England and Wales indicates that crime is falling overall but police data shows an increase crimes such as violent crime, which is up by 21%. 

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Police Chiefs’ Blog: CC Jon Boutcher - The legacy of race relations in policing means we need to work doubly hard to gain trust

22 Apr 2018

On the anniversary of Stephen Lawrence’s murder, we should reflect on the legacy of what that tragedy taught us about the relationship between police and black and ethnic minority communities and look critically at the present to help us move to a better future.

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Terrorism training goes online

18 Apr 2018

Police join forces with High Street retailer to develop e-learning package for crowded places staff.

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NPCC: We need to make sure frontline officers are able to take their rest days

17 Apr 2018

Recent Freedom of Information statistics show that frontline officers in some forces are owed time off in unclaimed rest days. 

The statistics show that a quarter-of-a-million rest days were owed to 70,000 police officers in England and Wales as of September 17 last year.  

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Police Chiefs' Blog: ACC Gary Cann - Many reasons to be proud of our internationally renowned counter terrorism command structures

16 Apr 2018

In a report published last week, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) commended our command of extreme-threat counter terrorism operations.

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Violent crime: we must back our officers to use their powers with confidence

08 Apr 2018

A long term strategy to tackle the roots of violent crime, learning lessons from the success of Scotland's public health approach, is desperately needed - and I hope that's what we'll see next week from the Home Office's serious violence strategy. But when we have children dying on the streets of our capital, the police's first priority needs to be on what can be done now to stop this waste of life.

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Counter Terrorism Policing urging public to ACT against online extremism

06 Apr 2018

As part of the ongoing ‘ACT –Action Counters Terrorism’ campaign, UK Counter Terrorism Policing is calling on the public to report any suspicious online content or activity.

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Investigators need more effective, consistent training on the disclosure process

03 Apr 2018

National Lead for Criminal Justice, Chief Constable Nick Ephgrave says that there is a need for more effective, consistent training on disclosure, but sets out the need to ensure sensitive unused material is not automatically shared.

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NPCC comments on mobile phone data extraction

28 Mar 2018

On Tuesday 27 March, the National Police Chiefs' Council lead for digital forensics, DCC Nick Baker was interviewed on Victoria Derbyshire. He spoke about how the police approach the issue of mobile phone data extraction, and stressed the importance of balancing proportionality and necessity.    

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Police Chiefs' blog: CC Dee Collins - Closing the police gender pay gap is going to be hard work but it’s worth it

27 Mar 2018

I’ve spent the last three decades in policing - as a uniformed officer, as a roads policing specialist, Cleveland’s first female armed response officer, and now as a chief constable. In that time I’ve seen a huge cultural shift in attitudes towards women in policing, from a culture where women were a tiny minority and were issued with a force handbag on joining, given a stockings allowance and told we were only allowed to wear trousers on nights, to one where women make up an integral and ever growing part of the service.

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Police identifying more victims of modern slavery than ever before

26 Mar 2018

The Modern Slavery Police Transformation Unit has published its first annual report.

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Inspectorate finds policing in England and Wales is effective but under strain

22 Mar 2018

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS) latest assessment of police effectiveness concludes “most police forces are maintaining a good standard of service to the public, despite dramatic increases in demand and ongoing financial pressures, but cracks are beginning to show.”

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NPCC statement on wanted or missing sex offenders

20 Mar 2018

Responding to reports of the number of recorded wanted or missing registered sex offenders, National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for the Management of Sexual Offenders and Violent Offenders, T/CC Michelle Skeer, said:

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ACSO Neil Basu launches new campaign about terrorist attack planning

20 Mar 2018

The new head of UK Counter Terrorism Policing has used the launch of a campaign about terrorist attack planning methods to reveal that more than a fifth of reports from the public produce intelligence which is helpful to police.

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Police Chiefs' blog: CC Sara Thornton on Chief Officers' Day - March 2018

16 Mar 2018

On Wednesday, we held a one day conference for chief officers of all ranks in London. With the aim of ensuring that attendees were briefed on national issues, this conference was designed to enable colleagues to work together more effectively.

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Tens of thousands of drivers get increased fines for using mobiles at wheel

01 Mar 2018

More than 26,000 motorists have been caught using a handheld mobile phone while driving in the first year since harsher penalties came into force.

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New police report highlights the barriers to tackling attacks on livestock

21 Feb 2018

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has released a report highlighting the scale of dog attacks on livestock - livestock worrying - and the challenges faced by police forces in supporting farmers to deal with the issue.

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Chiefs to pursue options for probationers to carry Taser

20 Feb 2018

The National Police Chiefs’ Council has supported proposals for selected probationers to be able to carry Taser after completing a rigorous application and training process.

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Police Chiefs' blog: CC Sara Thornton - we must investigate and disclose all reasonable lines of inquiry while guarding against intrusion

11 Feb 2018

The acquittal of a 17 year-old for rape and the collapsed trial of Christopher Penniall revealed further failures of disclosure, and they reinforce how critical it is we address the problem, particularly when police recorded crime shows a rise of 23 per cent in sexual offences and the Crime Survey of England and Wales tells us one in five women has been sexually assaulted.

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