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More to be done to prevent child sexual abuse

24 Nov 2015

National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Child Protection and Abuse Investigation, Simon Bailey says police have been dealing with the 'tip of the iceberg'

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National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week 2015

23 Nov 2015

Police in the UK are today, Monday 23 November, launching the second national CounterTerrorismAwarenessWeek (#CounterTerrorismUK) reminding the public that they have a key role in helping to prevent and protect the UK from the threat of terrorism.

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NPCC will work with College of Policing to share best practice on grooming cases

23 Nov 2015

National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Child Protection, Chief Constable Simon Bailey responds to a report made by the IPCC following the Surrey Police investigation of the murder of  Breck Bednar who was groomed online.

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NPCC statement on response to terrorist attacks

20 Nov 2015

Following the recent attacks in Paris, the NPCC is discussing police capacity to respond with the Government but we do not comment on leaked documents.

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NPCC Lead for Armed Policing has said he is confident in the ability of firearms officers to protect the public

18 Nov 2015

National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead for Armed Policing, Deputy Chief Constable Simon Chesterman has responded following national media coverage on 'shoot to kill' and firearms policy following terrorist attacks in Paris

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Forces remain committed to supporting vulnerable people

12 Nov 2015

National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for File Quality, temporary Deputy Chief Constable Stephen Jupp has responded to the joint HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI) inspection report, Witness for the prosecution: Identifying victim and witness vulnerability in criminal case files.

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Changes to police funding formula

10 Nov 2015

The NPCC will continue working with the Home Office to help them develop a fair police funding formula

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Faster and fairer justice

10 Nov 2015

National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for Body Worn Video Chief Constable Andy Marsh comments on the use of body cameras to interview suspects on location. 

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Rape Monitoring Group statistics show significant increase in reporting of rape and sexual offences

05 Nov 2015

The Rape Monitoring Group have released the latest set of figures which now present the most up-to-date picture of how rapes are dealt with across England and Wales. They show an increase in reporting which is a strong endorsement that our victim led approach is ensuring increased victim confidence.

 

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Law enforcement needs updated powers to protect people in the digital age

04 Nov 2015

As the Government publishes a draft Investigatory Powers Bill, law enforcement explains how it uses investigatory powers like communications data

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NPCC statement on compulsory severance for officers

27 Oct 2015

National Police Chiefs' Council Chair, Chief Constable Sara Thornton, has issued the following statement after a discussion at Chief Constables' Council on the topic of compulsory severance for police officers.

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Chief Constables Council discussing compulsory severance this week

27 Oct 2015

At Chief Constables Council this week, Police Chief's will be considering whether to reluctantly ask the Home Secretary to introduce compulsory severance as an option to manage significant further cuts to the service.

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Police forces are committed to reducing the harm caused by all drugs

23 Oct 2015

National Police Chief’s Council Lead on New Psychoactive Substances, Commander Simon Bray said:

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NPCC: Police service committed to a diverse workforce

22 Oct 2015

National Police Chief's Council workforce lead Chief Constable Giles York said:

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NPCC Lead comments on techUK report looking at tackling cyber crime

22 Oct 2015

National Police Chiefs’ Council lead on digital intelligence and investigations, Chief Constable Stephen Kavanagh responds to the latest techUK report which calls on police and industry to work together to tackle cyber crime.

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Chief Constables 'making very difficult choices' about police priorities and using resources - NPCC response to HMIC efficiency report

20 Oct 2015

The National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead on Performance Management, Chief Constable Steve Finnigan, has responded to today’s (October 20th) report by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary into police efficiency.

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NPCC Lead responds to RAC report on mobile phone prosecutions

19 Oct 2015

National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) Lead on Roads Policing, Chief Constable Suzette Davenport, has responded to an RAC report that outlines a reduction in mobile phone offences over the past five years.

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Adrian Leppard blog: Fraud and Cyber-crime: What’s being done?

15 Oct 2015

“Traditional crime is falling”. While that statement may be true, it doesn’t tell the whole story. Modern crime investigation and prevention techniques, as well as simple economics, have resulted in sharp reductions in many acquisitive crimes types over the period of my service.

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First official estimate of experiences of fraud and cyber-crime demonstrates how the internet is changing the nature of crime in the UK

15 Oct 2015

This quarter's crime statistics have trialled questions to the public on the scale of cyber-crime and fraud experienced.  It shows 5.1 million incidents fraud with 3.8 million adult victims and 2.5 million incidents of crime falling under the Computer Misuse Act.

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

13 Oct 2015

The National Police Chiefs' Council has reponded to statistics released by the Home Office this morning on hate crime in England and Wales 2014/15.

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Taser a highly accountable tactical option

13 Oct 2015

NPCC Lead on Taser, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu has responded to a BBC story about disproportionality in the use of Taser.

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We must make sure that victims of child sexual abuse aren’t put off reporting

07 Oct 2015

Following Panorama’s investigation into police investigations into non-recent child sexual abuse by parliamentarians, police remind those reporting or commenting on these cases to consider the impact on vulnerable victims or witnesses.

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Police take complaints seriously but system leads to inconsistencies between forces

07 Oct 2015

Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said today, after it published the national police complaints statistics, that there remain marked differences in the way police forces across England and Wales handle complaints

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British officers assist Spanish colleagues in securing arrest of wanted man

06 Oct 2015

National Police Chiefs’ Council Lead on International Policing, Chief Constable Andy Marsh comments after two British police officers, deployed to Mallorca and Ibiza in a two week trial to assist Spanish colleagues during the summer holiday period, help secure arrest of a wanted British national.

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NPCC Response to Andrew Pimlott Investigation

02 Oct 2015

National Police Chiefs' Council lead on Less-Lethal Weapons, Commander Neil Basu has responded to the recent inquest verdict in the case of Andrew Pimlott

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National crack down on rogue traders

02 Oct 2015

Rogue traders and forceful doorstep sellers across the UK were targeted in a national day of action on Wednesday 30 September 2015 as part of a week-long crime prevention initiative.

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NPCC approach to new smokefree car legislation

30 Sep 2015

From 1 October the existing smokefree law is being extending to include private vehicles when they are enclosed and a person under 18 is present in the vehicle. 

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NPCC postion following Apple's announcement to continue using powerful encryption for its devices

30 Sep 2015

National Police Chiefs' Council Lead on Communications Data, Assistant Chief Constable Richard Berry, responds to Apple's recent announcement that they are committed to using powerful encryption on their devices.

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NPCC position on compulsory redundancy

28 Sep 2015

Police chiefs are considering whether they reluctantly ask the Home Secretary to introduce compulsory redundancy as an option for chiefs and Police and Crime Commissioners to manage significant further cuts to the service

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National Police Memorial Day

27 Sep 2015

Sunday 27 September 2015 marks the twelfth National Police Memorial Day; an annual remembrance service which commemorates police officers from throughout the UK, who have died whilst on duty since modern policing began.

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