Police chiefs launch review of officers' safety after rise in attacks

03 September 2019

Police chiefs are to carry out an urgent review into the safety of officers. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) commissioned the inquiry on behalf of all chief constables when they met on Monday to discuss the rise in attacks on officers and the latest string of serious incidents.

The move comes after the death of PC Andrew Harper on 15 August, who died while responding to a burglary in Berkshire.

The NPCC gathered senior police officers from across the country for a summit to discuss what could be done to protect officers. Two forces – Durham and Northamptonshire – had already said they would allow frontline officers to carry Tasers.

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