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Cheshire detectives warn of scam police calls demanding money

Cheshire detectives warn of scam police calls demanding money

Detectives in Cheshire have warned the public following reports of phone calls purporting to be from the police demanding money and gift cards from residents.

The scam calls use a spoofed phone number associated with Cheshire Constabulary.

January 19, 2021
Domestic Abuse cases rise in Cheshire during Covid pandemic

Domestic Abuse cases rise in Cheshire during Covid pandemic

Domestic abuse cases have risen by almost 6% in Cheshire during the Covid-19 pandemic, police figures show.

Various periods of lockdown, restrictions and pressures on families have escalated incidents of domestic abuse in the county.

December 14, 2020
Cheshire Police issue no £10,000 Covid breach fines

Cheshire Police issue no £10,000 Covid breach fines

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
Cheshire Police chiefs have praised the public and their officers in following and enforcing Covid-19 laws.

Superintendent Julie Westgate’s comments come after  it emerged not a single £10,000 fine had been dished out by the force.

December 9, 2020
Cheshire Police Chief Constable Darren Martland to retire in 2021

Cheshire Police Chief Constable Darren Martland to retire in 2021

Cheshire Constabulary Chief Constable Darren Martland is to retire in spring 2021, it has been announced.

Police and Crime Commissioner David Keane today praised his dedication to policing in Cheshire and for more than three decades of service as a police officer.

December 3, 2020
£600,000 spent on body cameras by Cheshire Police

£600,000 spent on body cameras by Cheshire Police

By Ethan Davies, local democracy reporter
More than £600,000 has been spent on body-worn video cameras by Cheshire police since 2017.

A freedom of information request to the force shows that £535,000 was spent on equipping ‘frontline operational’ officers with the technology since 2018, with another £90,000 for ‘taser officers and football spotters’.

November 5, 2020
19 arrested in Cheshire Police crackdown on “county lines” criminals

19 arrested in Cheshire Police crackdown on “county lines” criminals

Nineteen people have been arrested by Cheshire Police during a week of action targeting “county lines” criminals in the county.

Officers arrested 14 men and five women on suspicion of drug offences and executed a number of warrants which resulted in heroin and cocaine being seized.

September 26, 2020
Cheshire Police vows to improve safety amid 50 attacks on officers each month

Cheshire Police vows to improve safety amid 50 attacks on officers each month

Cheshire Police chiefs have vowed to increase safety of its officers amid shocking statistics which show they suffer an average 50 attacks a month.

Bosses have reacted to a national review which included a survey of more than 40,000 officers across the UK in response to concerns about a rising tide of assaults and violence against officers.

September 2, 2020
Cheshire Police unveils new crime-tackling drone

Cheshire Police unveils new crime-tackling drone

Cheshire Police have unveiled a new drone as it takes to the skies to tackle crime in the county.

The Matrice 300RTK drone, also known as an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), will equip the frontline with a powerful tool to support officers in their daily duties.

August 24, 2020
Cheshire Police warning amid 22% rise in fraud during lockdown

Cheshire Police warning amid 22% rise in fraud during lockdown

Residents in South Cheshire are being warned to be vigilant following a 22% rise in fraud offences since lockdown began.

Cheshire Police are investigating a variety of fraud offences reported including online shopping scams, fraudulent emails, hoax text messages, cold callers and even fraudulent pet sales.

June 5, 2020
Nantwich police station to open an hour a day during lockdown

Nantwich police station to open an hour a day during lockdown

Nantwich police station will open a helpdesk for an hour day for residents who have no other means of reporting crime during the lockdown.

The station on Beam Street is one of 16 which will open for one hour a day to offer a service for members of the public who cannot contact the Constabulary online or via the phone.

April 9, 2020
New Cheshire Police scheme to address criminals’ behaviour

New Cheshire Police scheme to address criminals’ behaviour

Offenders guilty of crimes like stalking, domestic abuse and exploitation will be offered intervention to address their behaviour under a new Cheshire Police programme.

The scheme will see police officers, victim advocates and healthcare professionals working with victims and offenders of violent crimes.

March 16, 2020
Cheshire Police secures £100,000 funding for new Tasers

Cheshire Police secures £100,000 funding for new Tasers

Cheshire Police has been awarded more than £100,000 by the Home Office to purchase new Tasers.

The bid, submitted by police and crime commissioner (PCC) David Keane, will allow Cheshire Constabulary to buy 130 Tasers over the next 12 months.

March 13, 2020
Cheshire frontline officer training to support sex victims

Cheshire frontline officer training to support sex victims

Police officers across Cheshire are to be specially trained on how to support victims of sexual violence.

Every frontline officer will soon receive training amid complaints from some victims of “inappropriate” and “insensitive” responses.

February 12, 2020