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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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Missing children: early intervention and better information are key

26 May 2016

The NPCC has responded to today's report by The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Missing Children and Adults, highlighting the importance of assessing the initial level of risk to a young person correctly. Police forces must also work with partners to gather and share better information - as well as intervening early to prevent harm before it happens.

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Prosecution rates for human trafficking have risen but more to do to protect victims

25 May 2016

NPCC lead for modern slavery agrees with the Anti-Slavery Commissioner Kevin Hyland that we need to keep improving our response to modern slavery but says progress is being made

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UK officers supporting French police for a trouble-free Euro 2016

24 May 2016

With less than 20 days to go until the start of Euro 2016, football fever is starting to kick in. Fans are travelling to France to enjoy the football and mix with fellow supporters from across Europe but there is always a chance a small minority will engage in disorder. Police officers from across the UK will be travelling to France to work with French counterparts to ensure this doesn’t ruin the tournament for everyone else.

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Counter terrorism police brief top football officials

23 May 2016

Senior football officials from the UK, Europe and around the world are taking part in a police counter terrorism briefing at Wembley today (Monday May 23rd).

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Children in care: our response to the Laming Review

23 May 2016

Chief officers have responded to today's independent review of children in care chaired by Lord Laming. The review calls for a coherent programme of reform, led from the top of government, to help improve the life chances of looked after children and prevent future crime.

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Diversity in the police workforce

21 May 2016

The National Police Chiefs' Council has responded to today's report by the Home Affairs Committee, emphasising the importance of workforce diversity and better representing the make-up of local communities.

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Police ready to respond to rural firearms attacks

17 May 2016

High speed vehicles enable teams to cover all areas of the UK

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CC Jane Sawyers: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) - 17 May 2016

17 May 2016

Today, Tuesday 17 May, marks the 2016 International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia or IDAHOT. This year the global focus of IDAHOT is on mental health and wellbeing.

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Domestic abuse is an important priority: police can and will do more

17 May 2016

The National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) has responded to today's comments by the Home Secretary on domestic abuse and protecting vulnerable people.

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Forces take active steps to detain those wanted on warrant

11 May 2016

The police service takes a risk based approach to executing warrants by considering the severity of the offence involved and prioritising arrests for the most serious offences.

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Company that helps to design out crime moves into MOPAC.

10 May 2016

Secured by Design is a group of national police projects focusing on the design and security for new & refurbished homes, commercial premises and car parks as well as the acknowledgement of quality security products and crime prevention projects. It supports the principles of ‘designing out crime’ through physical security and processes.

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South Yorkshire Police Interim Chief Constable

04 May 2016

Following the appointment of Chief Constable Dave Jones as the interim Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police, the National Police Chiefs' Council, College of Police and Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary have released the following statement.

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Police are increasing the number of firearms officers in response to terror threat

28 Apr 2016

Statistics from the Home Office on the number of firearms officers show that forces have reduced their number of firearms officers in recent years by working more colloboratively but numbers are now being increased in response to the escalating terrorist threat.

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Statistics released today show that officers are using Tasers responsibly

28 Apr 2016

Home Office statistics relaesed today show that more situations are now being resolved without a Taser being fired: the number of discharges of Taser are down 4 per cent and in eight out of ten occasions its mere presence is enough to resolve a violent or potentially violent situation.

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Police Chiefs' Blog: CC Sara Thornton - Chief Constables' Council April 2016

28 Apr 2016

Last week Chief Constables met in Yorkshire for two days and discussed a broad range of matters.

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The changes we’ve made since Hillsborough can never take away the seriousness of the police failures

26 Apr 2016

NPCC Chair Sara Thornton sends her condolences to the families who died in tragedy

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CC Simon Cole Blog: Prevent: aiming to stop people at risk being drawn into violent extremism

21 Apr 2016

Today (April 21) I had the privilege of opening the Home Affairs Select Committee annual conference at Homerton College Cambridge. In the audience were some of the most senior people working in government and public agencies - both in the UK and from overseas.

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Latest national crime statistics show a further reduction in overall crime

21 Apr 2016

The latest crime statistics released today, Thursday 21st April, show a continued reduction in overall crime, reflect improved accuracy of recording processes across the service and outline the willingness of victims to come forward.

 

 

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Call for one million town and city workers to help tackle terror threat

20 Apr 2016

A new initiative launched today aims to get staff based in busy areas across the UK to play a part in protecting against attacks - and show them what to do in the rare event of a major incident unfolding.

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Forces committed to increasing the number of stalkers who face prosecution

18 Apr 2016

Stalking and harassment can have a devastating effect on victims' lives and we remain focused and committed to improving training, guidance and our overall response.

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Animal welfare and enforcement

11 Apr 2016

The police, local authorities and animal welfare charities seek to work together to deal with serious cruelty to animals. However, there are inconsistencies and we welcome the Committee for Environment Food and Rural Affairs' inquiry into the welfare of domestic pets. 

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We believe that amendments to bail conditions should apply to all crimes

06 Apr 2016

While any increase in the powers we have to protect the public would be welcome, we believe that the amendment should apply to all bail conditions - not just those relating to travel offences for suspected terrorists. 

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NPCC responds to staff long term sickness and stress

05 Apr 2016

We are working with chief constables and the College of Policing to build wellbeing and resilience. We want our workforce to thrive in this incredibly rewarding job.  

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Extra armed police to deal with terrorist threat

01 Apr 2016

Police in England and Wales are starting to train around 1,500 extra firearms officers to help protect the public from terrorism.

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Police working with the NHS to tackle anti-social behaviour

31 Mar 2016

The NHS have today launched the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme (CSAS). This empowers NHS organisations to deal more decisively with anti-social behaviour and under CSAS, chief police officers can delegate limited powers to accredited persons within NHS organisations to help tackle anti-social behaviour in partnership with the police.

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Children in care: We must get our response to this most vulnerable group right

30 Mar 2016

The Howard League for Penal Reform have today published a report, Criminal care: Children's homes and criminalising children, looking at the relationship between children in residential care and the criminal justice system.

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More needs to be done to ensure there is a consistent response to missing and vulnerable people

23 Mar 2016

We will work closely with chief constables, the Home Office and the College of Policing to build a consistent, multi-agency response to missing and vulnerable people.

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Safety advice following the Brussels attack

22 Mar 2016

NPCC lead on Counter Terrorism, Mark Rowley gives advice to the public following the attacks in Brussels today.

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New board set up to oversee further police reform

21 Mar 2016

Bringing police leaders together, the Police Reform and Transformation Board will support the service in making changes aiming to transform policing by 2020. The changes are needed to tackle new threats and improve the service for the public.

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