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New police plan to mobilise communities and disrupt terrorists

28 Nov 2016

An innovative police scheme that deploys teams of officers to disrupt criminals and terrorists in crowded places is calling on the public to play their part in making it a success. The move comes at the start of National Counter Terrorism Awareness Week (Monday Nov 28 to Sunday Dec 4, #CTAW2016).

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Police encourage victims of sexual abuse in football to report it

25 Nov 2016

Police forces are also urging people who may have information about non recent sexual abuse suffered within football clubs to come forward.

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A common sense police approach to investigating sexting among under-18s

24 Nov 2016

As reports of sexting between young people continue to rise, police forces are given advice on how to respond in a measured and proportionate way.

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Sara Thornton's speech to NPCC & APCC joint summit in full - November 2016

23 Nov 2016

Welcome to our second joint conference.  Last year we welcomed you to the gothic splendour of Manchester Town Hall, this year the 1980’s splendour of the QE2

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Police committed to addressing threat from extreme right wing

23 Nov 2016

Senior National Coordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, insists officers will tackle all forms of extremism.

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Police continue to work with Undercover Policing Inquiry but must maintain anonymity of officers

23 Nov 2016

In order to protect officers and their families while also ensuring we can continue to recruit people for this extremely sensitive and dangerous role, the police services has to protect the operational principle that identities can not be officially confirmed or denied.

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Police should review and improve the information given about Silent Solutions

23 Nov 2016

IPCC report recommends that the silent 999 service be reviewed at a national level to ensure that the appropriate guidance is being issued for police officers and the public.

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Police prepare fresh operational push on mobile criminality

21 Nov 2016

Police across the UK will once again be working with partners to stop criminals using the road networks both within and coming from outside the UK. Operation Trivium 7 will take place from Monday 21 to Friday 25 November and officers will be stopping vehicles and checking drivers' details with the purpose of dealing a major blow to mobile criminality.

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Police scale up operations into modern slavery

21 Nov 2016

Since May 2015, police have led 200 operations into modern slavery targeting around 900 offenders exploiting people for labour, sex, domestic servitude or involvement in criminal operations. The police chief leading the response says that there will be an increase in the scale of targeted police activity following investment into more specialist investigators and a national intelligence centre.

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Police chiefs and PCCs set out a vision for policing in 2025

16 Nov 2016

At their second joint conference, police chiefs and police and crime commissioners launch a vision for policing in 2025 that makes far better use of digital technology, is integrated with other agencies to prevent crime and delivers effective services to provide best value for money for the public.

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Criminals are not constrained by geographical or jurisdictional boundaries.

15 Nov 2016

Policing Minister Brandon Lewis has notified Parliament of the Government’s intention to opt-in to the revised Europol framework. National Police Chiefs' Council Chair, Sara Thornton explains how this decision helps us keep people in the UK safe.

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Police forces run week-long operations against mobile phone use at the wheel

14 Nov 2016

Police forces this week are cracking down on mobile phone use by drivers in targeted operations to prosecute offenders and drive home the risks and consequences of distraction driving.

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Police remind public how to help stay safe in a terrorist attack

10 Nov 2016

As the anniversary of the Paris terrorist atrocity approaches, police are reminding the public of some simple steps to help stay safe in the unlikely event of an attack. Run, Hide, Tell is the easy to remember message that explains what people should do if they are confronted by terrorists.

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Police alone cannot stop the demand for child abuse images

08 Nov 2016

The NSPCC have provided an estimate into the potentially shocking scale of people who are now viewing child sexual abuse images. The online child sexual abuse images: tackling demand and supply report highlights the urgency of the challenge in tackling the creation and distribution of these images.

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Embracing digital technology is a priority for reform

03 Nov 2016

HMIC's report, PEEL:  Police efficiency 2016, has highlighted the volume of digital evidence that forces are now dealing with. Supporting and developing staff to face the challenging requirements of the future and embracing digital technology are two of our priorities for reform.

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Drivers using mobile phones can lead to tragedy on the roads

31 Oct 2016

As a lorry driver convicted of using a mobile phone at the wheel is sentenced to 10 years following negligence that resulted in the deaths of four, National Police Chiefs' Council Lead renews call to address this extremely dangerous driving behaviour. 

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Guns Off Our Streets: new appeal launched today

31 Oct 2016

The National Crime Agency and National Counter Terrorism Policing have joined forces to appeal directly to the public for information preventing criminals and terrorists gaining access to firearms and ammunition #GunsOffOurStreets.

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Night shifts are part of wider dynamic risk assessments and we ensure that officers have the right support

30 Oct 2016

In response to a Mail on Sunday investigation revealing the number of officers on duty at nights, Chiefs stress that these shifts are considered as part of wider risk assessments, and officers are supported by a range of partners and staff. 

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CC Francis Habgood Blog: Police ranks – a time for change? October 2016

28 Oct 2016

A model of policing for the future is one that continues to protect the public but rewards and recognises officers and staff for the role they play in doing so. As the operational pressures on policing change and the financial pressures continue, the service will need to adapt to meet the challenges.

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Behaviour change is needed to address mobile phone use by motorists

28 Oct 2016

Statistics released on police powers and procedures show that Fixed Penalty Notices (FPNs) for mobile phone use by motorists has fallen in recent years. This is reflective of the range of different measures that officers use to address offences for dangerous driving behaviours, including sending drivers on courses designed to improve awareness and education as well as enforcement.  

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A message from the new Senior National Co-ordinator for CT Policing - DAC Neil Basu QPM

28 Oct 2016

It is a great privilege to be asked to co-ordinate the UK’s counter terrorism policing effort at this critical time. The increasing tempo and enduring nature of terrorist activity worldwide is causing global anxiety. We understand it. As soon as Daesh started to lose on the battlefields abroad, it was clear their tactics would be directed closer to home. The evidence has been plain to see with the horrors suffered repeatedly by those in France, Germany and Belgium. We all, quite understandably, start to get concerned.

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New guidance will help to ensure stop and search powers adhere to fair and legitimate national standards

27 Oct 2016

Following the first ever randomised controlled trial with 1,300 officers across six forces, the College of Policing has released an Authorised Professional Practice (APP) on stop and search powers. 

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NPCC responds to Police Federation survey on pay and morale

27 Oct 2016

A survey by the Police Federation of England and Wales with 45,000 officers has shown that more than half of respondents (55.9 per cent) said that their morale is low. 

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We are committed to building a consistent, multi-agency response to missing people

25 Oct 2016

Following the release of the National Crime Agency Missing Person Bureau report, 'Missing Persons Data Report 2015/2016’, Chief Constable Mike Veale highlights the work being done to develop effective, lasting solutions in order to protect the most vulnerable.

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

24 Oct 2016

Chiefs gathered together in London in October for our quarterly council meeting.  Our focus was police reform and we considered some really important issues to the future of policing. 

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We will not tolerate corrupt officers: it is vital that we respond swiftly and robustly to incidences of sexual misconduct

24 Oct 2016

NPCC lead for professional standards says that police leaders have emphasised that abuse of powers for sexual gain has no place in policing, made changes to vetting and supervision processes, and encouraged reporting.  New guidance by the College of Policing will help to ensure officers who behave inappropriately get the right sanction.

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Reflections on ‘Look Outs’

22 Oct 2016

A Blog from Deputy Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball as she leaves her post as Senior National Co-ordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing.

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Improved police recording procedure highlighted by new crime statistics for England and Wales

20 Oct 2016

Results from the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) released today show that the trend in overall crime has remained stable, while police recording has increased due to better reporting and more victims coming forward.

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Strengthening relationships with our partners is the only way we’ll prevent future abuse

18 Oct 2016

Following Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw's open letter to Sir Thomas Winsor, our lead Chief Constable Simon Bailey highlights the importance of working with partners to protect children.

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Modern slavery policing gets £8.5m investment to improve intelligence-led national effort

18 Oct 2016

The Home Office have approved a bid to the Police Transformation Fund which allocates a significant investment to improving the operational, intelligence, and analytical capabailities of modern slavery policing across the country.

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