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Public ACT following call from Counter Terror police

03 May 2017

More than 3000 people have contacted the police with information about possible terrorist activity since a campaign to encourage more calls from the public was launched in March.


Latest crime statistics indicate better reporting to police, but some increases in violent crime

27 Apr 2017

The latest crime figures released by the Office for National Statistics paint a complex picture of crime levels across England and Wales


NPCC response to State of Policing 2016

20 Apr 2017

Chief officers have responded to "State of Policing 2016", the annual assessment of policing in England and Wales based on inspections carried out by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) between February 2016 and March 2017.


Firearms officers shooting at moving vehicles

20 Apr 2017

National Police Chiefs' Council Lead for Armed Policing, DCC Simon Chesterman, explains the change in guidance for firearms officers shooting at moving vehicles.


More firearms officers ready to protect the public

19 Apr 2017

There are 640 more firearms officers protecting the public in England and Wales than this time last year.


Latest figures on Taser use show more uses but fewer discharges

13 Apr 2017

Police officers trained to use Taser continue to engage their training to defuse dangerous situations without resorting to firing the weapon.


Police Chiefs' Blog: CC Sara Thornton - Chief Constables' Council April 2017

13 Apr 2017

For our April meeting we travelled to Durham with a focus on reform and welcomed two guests; Dame Vera Baird, Chair of the APCC and Commissioner Erik Akerboom of the Netherlands Police, to speak to us about their organisations.


CC Alex Marshall's retirement from the College of Policing

04 Apr 2017

Police chiefs thank CC Marshall for his leadership


Changes to pre-charge bail limit introduced

03 Apr 2017

Changes to the pre-charge bail limit of 28 days have been introduced today as part of the Policing and Crime Act


Burglary is at its lowest level for thirty years

31 Mar 2017

Falling rates of burglary are linked closely to better security prevention; making sure that basic measures are taken which police know will effectively deter criminals. 


Chief officer recruitment

30 Mar 2017

Chief Constable Sara Thornton responds to proposals around chief officer recruitment


NPCC response to Westminster attack: We stand together

23 Mar 2017

Chief officers have shared their response to the attack which took place in Westminster on Wednesday 22 March. 


Latest updates regarding the incident in Westminster

22 Mar 2017

The Met Police are updating their website with all the latest news from the incident in Westminster. Please report anything suspicious to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321. In an emergency call 999. Follow Met Police @metpoliceUK


Drones one of a number of potential options for improving police air support

20 Mar 2017

As Devon & Cornwall police launch a 24 hour drone unit, ACC Steve Barry says police are continuing to learn more about how drones can support police forces to protect the public. 


CC Simon Bailey Blog: Unite against child sexual exploitation

18 Mar 2017

Today is National Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) awareness day and I am pledging my support to speak out about abuse.


ACC Mark Roberts blog: We all have the same aim - a safe and enjoyable World Cup

14 Mar 2017

It’s hard to forget the scenes from Marseilles during Euro 2016. We witnessed some of the worst football violence in recent years. It was highly organised and prolonged with many being left with serious injuries.  This isn’t what football tournaments should be about.


Over 200 contacts made with information about child sexual abuse following BBC Crimewatch programme

06 Mar 2017

A Crimewatch special “Catching the Abusers” focusing on the work of Operation Hydrant in coordinating the police response to allegations of non-recent child sexual abuse has led to calls reporting abuse and sharing information.


Police call on public to help tackle increasingly complex and varied terrorist threat

06 Mar 2017

*  New campaign asks public to act on their instincts to help tackle terrorism

*  Senior officer praises public contribution but warns threat is becoming increasingly complex and varied

*  First ever CT policing podcasts reveal untold stories on how attack was foiled with help from public


Home Office approves new Conducted Energy Device for police use

02 Mar 2017

Following a rigorous assessment of its safety and effectiveness, the Home Office has now approved the Taser X2 Conducted Energy Device (CED) for use by UK police. This device will aid police data collection on wider use of force.


We have to find long-term solutions to consistently prevent harm and manage the demand forces are facing

02 Mar 2017

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


Police forces co-ordinating week-long operations to enforce new penalties for mobile phone use at the wheel

01 Mar 2017

As well as running targeted operations across the week, police are helping to raise awareness of the new penalties for this offence which come into force today.


The scale of child sexual abuse means we cannot solely prosecute our way out

28 Feb 2017

To best protect children from harm, we need to consider alternative approaches to those who view indecent images of children but don’t pose a physical threat, says NPCC Lead for Child Protection Chief Constable Simon Bailey. In response to the scale of child sexual abuse reports, CC Bailey proposes an ­alternative approach for debate.


Congratulations to Cressida Dick - the first woman to lead the Metropolitan Police

22 Feb 2017

Police chiefs looking forward to working with the new Met Commissioner


Officers should only be separated following a firearms incident if it is practical and necessary

21 Feb 2017

DCC Simon Chesterman responds to draft guidance published by the IPCC which deals with firearms officers in an incident where they have discharged their weapon resulting in death or serious harm.


Police are addressing an issue in a number of forensic tests

19 Feb 2017

Police are working with the CPS and the Forensic Science Regulator to respond to the issue


Additional funding is vital in ensuring we are able to tackle the threat of child sexual exploitation

16 Feb 2017

Following the Governments pledge of £40 million in measures to protect children and young people from sexual abuse, Chief Constable Simon Bailey highlights the importance of funding in safeguarding the vulnerable.


The use of informants helps to prevent and solve the most serious crimes

08 Feb 2017

Informants often provide timely and essential intelligence which cannot always be obtained by other means. This tactic can lead to very serious crimes being prevented including, murders, child sexual exploitation, and terrorism.


Huge illegal firearms seizure following joint NCA and CT policing operation

06 Feb 2017

Over 800 potentially lethal weapons have been seized and 282 suspects arrested during a month-long operation aimed at preventing criminals and terrorists gaining access to illegal firearms.


We must build resilience in young people and educate them about sexual relationships

03 Feb 2017

Research by the charity Barnardo's has highlighted increases in recorded cases of children committing sexual offences against other children in England and Wales between 2013 and 2016.


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