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Hate crime incidents reported to police have reduced following a spike after the EU referendum.

22 Jul 2016

Following increases in the reporting of hate crime to the True Vision website, the National Police Chiefs' Council requested weekly Hate Crime returns from all forces.

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Digital and cybercrime is no longer a curiosity in policing: it’s what we deal with on a daily basis.

22 Jul 2016

The priorities for law enforcement are to make the UK a hostile place for cyber-criminals to target or operate, improve the response to victims and develop capabilities in local forces.

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Police support NSPCC guidance on leaving children home alone

21 Jul 2016

The NSPCC have released guidance for parents considering leaving children home alone in bid to prevent neglect or harm. NPCC supports this advice.

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The scale of fraud and cyber in crime statistics show the need for police reform to meet changing threats

21 Jul 2016

The Crime Survey of England and Wales (CSEW) shows that crime has dropped by six per cent over the last year to its lowest level since the survey began in 1981. At the same time police recorded crime has risen by eight per cent across all crime categories, highlighting the commitment across the service to more accurate crime recording.

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Local collection of Proceeds of Crime Act is working well but the system could be improved overall

15 Jul 2016

The Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC)'s inquiry on enforcement of the Proceeds of Crime Act has made recommendations on improving the process.  NPCC agrees the system needs improvement.

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Message of sympathy and support for people of Nice

15 Jul 2016

Statement DAC Neil Basu, National Operational Lead for Protect and Prepare

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Police tell of family anguish when loved ones travel to conflict zones

13 Jul 2016

Counter terrorism officers launch new film

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Chief constables committed to working with the College of Policing

09 Jul 2016

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has responded to the Home Affairs Committee report, “College of Policing: Three Years On”.

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Hate crime undermines the diversity and tolerance we should instead be celebrating.

08 Jul 2016

Following increases in the reporting of hate crime to the True Vision website, the National Police Chiefs' Council requested weekly returns on the hate crime numbers.

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NPCC response to Home Affairs Committee report on prostitution

01 Jul 2016

Chief officers have responded to the Home Affairs Select Committee interim report on prostitution, emphasising the importance of a proportionate and risk-based response. Sex workers must be understood as a vulnerable group within society.

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Sara Thornton Blog: Unity and respect needed, not hate crime - 30 June 2016

30 Jun 2016

As the country grapples with the outcome of the EU referendum, there are clearly very different views on the outcome of the vote and what it means for the UK’s future.  That we are moving into a period of unprecedented change is undisputed.

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We will have no tolerance for hate crime or abuse of any kind

29 Jun 2016

Victims and those feeling vulnerable will receive support from the police and offenders can expect a strong response and enhanced sentencing.

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Hate crime is unacceptable in any circumstances say police

27 Jun 2016

The vast majority of people are continuing to go about their lives in safety and security and there have been no major spikes in tensions reported but we are monitoring an increase in reports to our online reporting website

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Minute silence today for victims of Tunisia terror attack

27 Jun 2016

Several forces across the country will observe a minute silence today (Monday June 27) to mark the first anniversary of the terrorist attack in Tunisia.

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Police requirement to work with Europe has not changed and must be maintained as UK leaves the EU

24 Jun 2016

We will work with the Government to ensure we retain our ability to work closely and at speed with European countries to keep people in the UK safe.

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Police prepared for summer events

23 Jun 2016

Summer is moving into full swing with many outdoor events being planned across the country.

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NPCC publishes plan of priorities for 2016/17

23 Jun 2016

Coordination committees within the NPCC have worked together to set out their priorities for 2016/17, which will help join up the response to the most serious threats and improve policing for the public.

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Euro 2016: Appeal for information

23 Jun 2016

On Saturday 11 June, English fans were targeted in an orchestrated, prolonged attack that resulted in 14 supporters being hospitalised.

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Tackling child sexual abuse is a priority for every police force

21 Jun 2016

We remain committed to working with partners to tackle child sexual abuse in all its forms.

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Euro 2016 - let the good atmosphere of recent days continue

19 Jun 2016

Sensible and positive measures have been taken by French police ahead of the Euro 2016 matches on Monday. Fans should stay safe and behave responsibly while enjoying the tournament.

 

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Police to reiterate security advice to MPs

17 Jun 2016

Following the tragic murder of Jo Cox MP, police forces have been asked to reiterate protective security advice to MPs around the country about personal safety.

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Euro 2016 - Minor incidents of anti-social behaviour quickly resolved

16 Jun 2016

Fans are reminded to keep themselves safe and behave responsibly througout the rest of the tournament 

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We’ll engage with Government about proposals to extend misconduct sanctions for retired officers beyond 12 months

15 Jun 2016

The NPCC and the Chief Police Officers Staff Association have concerns about the proportionality of extending misconduct sanctions beyond 12 months and will work with Government to ensure any change in legislation is as fair and proportionate as possible

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Police advice to fans at Euros 2016 - don't retaliate to provocation

13 Jun 2016

We are continuing to work with French police and Russian policing team to prevent further violence and support investigations to help bring offenders to justice.

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NPCC response to Orlando attacks

13 Jun 2016

National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for LGBT Issues, Chief Constable Jane Sawyers has spoken of her horror as events in Orlando unfolded over the weekend.

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English police officers continue to work closely with French colleagues

10 Jun 2016

Following a short confrontation in Marseille, English and French police officers will work closely to identify supporters who engage in disorder.

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Give drink and drug driving the red card this summer

10 Jun 2016

The National Police Chiefs’ Council launch the 2016 summer drink and drug drive campaign on 10th June to target those who take the risk of driving under the influence.

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We've taken action to prevent mistakes in retaining suspects' biometrics records

27 May 2016

The biometrics of a small number of individuals who potentially pose a threat to national security have been deleted from biometric databases as the retention period expired before a National Security Determination (NSD) could be submitted for approval.

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New legislation to prevent harm caused by psychoactive substances

26 May 2016

The psychoactive substances act, implemented today,  will provide a blanket ban on the production, supply and importation of new psychoactive substances. This legislation will fundamentally change the way forces tackle psychoactive substances and will make new drugs that appear on the market illegal quicker than ever before.

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Cmdr Simon Bray Blog: Legal highs? Not as legal as you thought - 26 May 2016

26 May 2016

So called “legal-highs” might have been sold in shops but that doesn’t mean they’re safe. Often they contain one or more substance that is illegal to possess and users really have no idea what they are taking or what effect it will have.  The future health risks associated with psychoactive substances are unknown and in some cases people have died from taking these drugs.

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