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What we do and why

The NPCC brings police forces in the UK together to help policing coordinate operations, reform, improve and provide value for money.

Some of the biggest threats to public safety are national and international. We have a collective strength by coordinating the operational response across forces.

Crime is changing and so are citizens’ needs and expectations of policing. We’re constantly adapting and reforming to keep people safe.

Public confidence and support is essential. We're always striving to improve the way we work and learn from when things go wrong to build people's confidence in us.

It’s more important than ever that our service is efficient and effective providing best value for money.

Our key functions

The body has the following functions:

  • The co-ordination of national operations including defining, monitoring and testing force contributions to the Strategic Policing Requirement working with the National Crime Agency where appropriate;
  • The command of counter terrorism operations and delivery of counter terrorist policing through the national network as set out in the Counter Terrorism Collaboration Agreement;
  • The co-ordination of the national police response to national emergencies and the co-ordination of the mobilisation of resources across force borders and internationally;
  • The national operational implementation of standards and policyas set by the College of Policing and Government;
  • To work with the College of Policing, to develop joint national approaches on criminal justice, value for money, service transformation, information management, performance management and technology;
  • Where appropriate, to work with the College of Policing in order to develop joint national approaches to staff and human resource issues, including misconduct and discipline, in line with the Chief Officers’ responsibilities as employers.