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Stakeholders come together to discuss the policing of protests

15 Mar 2016

The first national conference specifically focused on the policing of protests will be held in Derby this week.

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Police don't want to criminalise children for sexting

14 Mar 2016

NPCC lead for child protection explains the police approach to sexting - we don't want children and young people to be criminalised but it's important to understand the dangers of sexting 

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NSPCC report shows a shocking increase in reporting of child sexual offences to the police

09 Mar 2016

Changes in police recording and victims’ improved confidence in how the police will deal with abuse have played a significant part in the increase in reports to us but we are now starting work with academics to consider whether more children are actually being abused

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Police Chiefs Blogs: International Women's Day March 2016

08 Mar 2016

To mark International Women’s Day, we’ve asked some of our chiefs about their roles, experiences of being a woman in policing and how they we can achieve further parity.

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Important work to do in reviewing police use of force

08 Mar 2016

Our conflict management lead, Chief Constable David Shaw responds to the IPCC's police use of force study 

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Counter Terrorism Officer Pledge Support on International Women's Day

08 Mar 2016

Female counter terrorism police officers and staff across England and Wales have today (8th March) joined together in an online film to pledge their support for International Women's Day and reaffirm their commitment to protecting women and girls from the threat of radicalisation.

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Chief Constable Launches new gun crime manual

01 Mar 2016

The new national gun crime investigation manual for police forces was officially launched on 26 February.

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Specialist police teams support Europe’s biggest ever disaster training exercise

29 Feb 2016

Specialist police teams from across the UK will be taking part in Europe’s biggest ever disaster training exercise beginning today.

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Speeding is an offence and officers will always seek to deal with it appropriately

26 Feb 2016

Officers will always seek to deal with extreme speed appropriately to prevent harm and change driver behaviour. 

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Close cooperation with European countries must be maintained whatever the outcome of the EU referendum

25 Feb 2016

As the debate continues on the EU referendum, the NPCC, the operational coordination body for policing, says that police have a clear operational requirement to cooperate closely with European countries but it is for others to determine the political arrangements to achieve this. 

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State of Policing 2015

24 Feb 2016

The National Police Chiefs’ Council has responded to the annual report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) on the overall efficiency and effectiveness of policing in England and Wales.

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HMIC finds that the vast majority of police forces are good at preventing crime and anti-social behaviour

18 Feb 2016

The National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Crime Operations, Chief Constable Jon Murphy, has responded to today’s (February 18th) report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary into police effectiveness.

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Victims must have the confidence to report sexual abuse and the public must have confidence in our investigations

14 Feb 2016

National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) Lead for Child Protection and Child Abuse Investigations, Chief Constable Simon Bailey, has emphasised the importance of maintaining trust and confidence in the police service - so that victims of sexual abuse feel able to come forward and reports are investigated. 

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Police chiefs' respond to latest violent crime and sexual offences statistics

11 Feb 2016

National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Crime Recording, Chief Constable Jeff Farrar responds to the latest release of violent crime and sexual offences statistics

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Legitimacy sits at the heart of what we do - NPCC response to Police Legitimacy 2015 report

11 Feb 2016

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) has responded to today's report on police legitimacy by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC). 

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Joint Fraud Taskforce Launch

10 Feb 2016

National Police Chiefs' Council commit to being part of the Joint Fraud Taskforce to share intelligence, develop a unified response and gain greater awareness of the risk of fraud among consumers.

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Draft Investigatory Powers Bill – law enforcement evidence

09 Feb 2016

The National Crime Agency, National Police Chiefs Council and HM Revenue and Customs submitted a joint law enforcement response to the Joint Committee on the Draft Investigatory Powers Bill.

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Draft proposals developed to assist forces deal with sex work

08 Feb 2016

NPCC Lead for Prostitution and Exploitation ACC Nikki Holland has developed proposals to assist forces in dealing with sex work and related issues locally, which will now be subject to further consultation.

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As figures are released on antisemitic incidents, NPCC says every incident is one too many

04 Feb 2016

Community Security Trust, a charity that monitors antisemitism and provides security for the Jewish community in Britain, has recorded a 22 per cent fall from 2014’s record high of 1,179 incidents

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

01 Feb 2016

The purpose of the NPCC is to co-ordinate the activity of police forces and increase the levels of collaboration. Four times a year, chiefs come together to agree common approaches to a wide range of operational and business issues. The strength of British policing is its local focus and connection with local communities but many of the threats we face are national and international so it is vital that we have a joined up response to these threats.

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Young People and Police Custody

30 Jan 2016

The National Police Chiefs' Council has set out its position on young people and police custody. First and foremost, the wellbeing of children must be put first. Vulnerable and often frightened young people must not be criminalised unnecessarily.

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Getting drugs off our roads – Christmas drink and drug drive campaign results

27 Jan 2016

More drug drivers than ever before have been caught during our national drink and drug drive campaign.

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Increases in the use of corrosive substances to commit acts of violence

26 Jan 2016

The use of corrosive substances to commit an act of violence is an extreme and generally very personalised crime. In recent years, the police have made great inroads in tackling violent crime and will continue to enhance our intelligence picture to reduce this type of offending in the future.

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Proportionate approach to the number of Taser trained officers

22 Jan 2016

We have agreed that the current threat and risk picture in the UK does not justify a roll out of Taser to all officers who volunteer at this time. However, chief constables make the operational decisions in their force areas and can increase the number of Taser-trained officers if their strategic threat and risk assessments show there is a need.

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Police chiefs respond to release of latest crime statistics

21 Jan 2016

National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Crime Recording, Chief Constable Jeff Farrar responds to the latest release of crime statistics.

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Developing a workforce model for the future

20 Jan 2016

The second submission to the Police Remuneration Review Body provides an update on the context in which policing operates and highlights the need to ensure that any decisions taken now support and develop the framework for the future.

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New powers for police volunteers will help us harness the great appetite for volunteering in the UK

20 Jan 2016

The Home Secretary has announced a package of reforms to the powers and roles of police staff and volunteers.  NPCC says it will help forces attract volunteers with valuable skills who can assist in investigating cyber or financial crime

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Forces will take decisions on numbers of armed police officers

14 Jan 2016

Individual chief constables and commissioners will take decisions about the number of armed officers required in their force. These officers are carefully selected and I am confident in their ability to protect the public.

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"Trans people are entitled to respect, dignity and equality in all areas"

14 Jan 2016

The National Police Chiefs' Council has responded today's report by the Women and Equalities Committee on Transgender Equality. NPCC lead,Chief Consatble Jane Sawyers gave evidence to the orignal inquiry on issues relating to policing - where she discussed the importance of officer training, engagement with the transgender community and the challenges posed by hate crime online.

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Welcome review into pre-charge police bail conditions

12 Jan 2016

Speaking at the Home Affairs Select Committee on January 12, National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Counter-Terrorism Policing, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said:

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