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National rape lead responds to CPS report on violence against women and girls

12 Sep 2019

The CPS have released their annual VAWG report, which has shown a decrease in the number of case referrals to the CPS, and a parallel drop in charges and convictions. 


ACSO Neil Basu - The Independent Review of Prevent must "ignore the malign detractors"

09 Sep 2019

Head of CT Policing urges Independent Reviewer of Prevent to find the common ground.


Launch of recruitment campaign for 20,000 officers is generational opportunity for policing

05 Sep 2019

Today the Government has launched the ‘Be a force for all’ national recruitment campaign to deliver on the Prime Minister’s pledge to recruit 20,000 police officers over three years.


NPCC Chair responds to Spending Round

04 Sep 2019

The Chancellor of the Exchequer delivered his Spending Round to Parliament earlier today, and laid out his plans for policing.


Police Chiefs commission urgent review on officer safety

02 Sep 2019

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has commissioned an urgent review of officer safety on behalf of all chief constables. The review was agreed as UK police chiefs came together today to discuss officer safety after recent serious attacks on police officers and a recorded national increase in officer assaults.   


Chiefs respond to 2017/18 rape case outcome data by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary

29 Aug 2019

HMICFRS and the multi-agency Rape Monitoring Group (RMG) have published data showing how cases of rape were dealt with at all stages of the criminal justice system in 2017/18. The data covers every police force in England and Wales.

The data shows reporting of rape to police increasing, whilst charge rates have fallen in the same period.


Chiefs to meet in September to discuss officer safety

24 Aug 2019

Chair of the National Police Chiefs' Council Martin Hewitt talks about the work that chief constables do to protect their officers and has called a meeting in September to discuss if anything more can be done to keep them safe.


Statement on death of PC Andrew Harper

16 Aug 2019

Last night (15 August) Thames Valley Police officer PC Andrew Harper was tragically killed in the line of duty after attending a reported burglary.


NPCC Forensics Portfolio approves return of Eurofins to marketplace after cyber-attack

16 Aug 2019

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has approved the return of Eurofins Forensics Services to the forensics marketplace following the criminal cyber-attack suffered in June.


Members of Parliament #GiveADayToPolicing this summer

06 Aug 2019

Members of Parliament from across England, Wales and Scotland have been invited by their local police forces to give a day to policing this August. Last year over 150 MPs took part.


NPCC Chair responds to government announcement on police recruitment

25 Jul 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that 20,000 new police officers will be recruited.


Increases in firearms officers allows forces to carry out more armed operations to protect the public

25 Jul 2019

Police forces in England and Wales have increased the number of armed operations over the last 12 months in a bid to protect the public from the most dangerous criminals.


NPCC comments on Big Brother Watch report suggesting changes to the new digital evicence consent forms

23 Jul 2019

The National Police Chiefs' Council responds to a report released today (Tuesday 23 July) by Big Brother Watch criticising the police use of digital evidence consent forms in obtaining victim and witness evidence in criminal investigations. 


Latest crime statistics show concerning increases

18 Jul 2019

Figures for police-recorded crime have been released today (18 July) by the Office for National Statistics.


Domestic Abuse Bill is key opportunity to achieve joined up and effective support for victims

16 Jul 2019

The Government’s new Domestic Abuse Bill will be introduced in parliament today.


Police launch national forced marriage crackdown at airports

15 Jul 2019

Police are launching the first ever national crackdown on forced marriage at a number of airports as the school holidays get underway.


NPCC comments on Home Office Front Line Review

10 Jul 2019

The Home Office will today (Wednesday 10 July) publish the findings of its Front Line Review .


NPCC recognises significant strain on service

04 Jul 2019

The National Police Chiefs' Council has today (4 July) responded to HMICFRS’ Annual Assessment of Policing in England and Wales.


NPCC works to safeguard UK policing from cyber-attack suffered by Eurofins Forensics Services

21 Jun 2019

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) is working alongside partners to safeguard UK policing and the criminal justice system from the impact of the recent criminal cyber-attack suffered by Eurofins Scientific.


Response to media reporting of police use of community resolutions

17 Jun 2019

New data released today (Monday 17 June) shows the use of community resolutions by police, prior to a new national strategy on out of court disposals being introduced in 2018


Proactive policing plays part in increase of knife possession offences

13 Jun 2019

Figures released today show that the number of knife possession offences are at their highest level since 2010.


Police meet with industry and business to tackle ATM theft

13 Jun 2019

Police are today, Thursday 13 June, meeting with industry leaders and business people to discuss efforts to tackle the increase in ATM and cash in transit robbery.


Police officers, staff and volunteers recognised in Queen's Birthday Honours

07 Jun 2019

Members of the police service are included in honours which recognise the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the UK.


Counter Terrorism Policing asks music fans to #BeSafeBeSound this summer

07 Jun 2019

As festival season begins, Counter Terrorism Policing wants music lovers to #BeSafeBeSound this summer.


Police seize more than 10,000 knives in one week

30 May 2019

A week of intensified action on knife crime has resulted in police arresting 1,372 people, including 516 for a knife related offence, and seizing more than 10,000 weapons.


Police chiefs guide officers to impose bail conditions protecting victims and vulnerable people

27 May 2019

New operational guidance has been issued to officers and staff reinforcing pre-charge bail as a legitimate tool in investigating crime and protecting the public following a decrease its use since 2017.


Hundreds arrested and £300k cash seized as part of national activity targeting County Lines drug gangs

21 May 2019

County Lines drug gangs have been targeted in a week of coordinated law enforcement activity across the UK, leading to more than 500 arrests, £312,649 cash and 46 weapons seized.


NPCC lead for Counter Terrorism calls for changes to proposed definition of Islamophobia

15 May 2019

I have every sympathy with those people trying to protect British Muslims against a rising tide of prejudice and hatred. 


Blog: Protecting those who protect us

09 May 2019

Our friends at Police Care UK have released the largest ever study of Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and trauma within serving officers and staff. It analyses more than 17,000 responses and was led by Dr. Jess Miller, who knows her stuff when it comes to understanding how trauma exposure affects our brains.


Police and prosecutors invite victim groups to discuss concerns about new consent form

03 May 2019

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and College of Policing have invited concerned organisations and individuals to help shape new processes to bring consistency to the way investigators search for relevant information on the digital devices of complainants and witnesses. 


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