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Proposals for magistrates to have oversight of use of police cautions

14 Aug 2013

The Justice Minister announced proposals for a range of new powers for magistrates, which includes oversight of how police use cautions

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Police Negotiating Board (PNB) and compulsory severance

05 Aug 2013

Beyond 2016 there are likely to be further significant funding cuts and therefore, very reluctantly, forces in the future will need to have this means of reducing expenditure at their disposal.

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Allocation of funds from the Proceeds of Crime Act

05 Aug 2013

Cash forfeiture and criminal investigation powers in the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (POCA) allow the police and other agencies to seize money or assets deemed to be gained through criminal activities

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RSPCA access to PNC records

02 Aug 2013

ACPO statement on RSPCA access to Police National Computer (PNC) records.

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ACPO comment on Home Office guidance on firearms licensing and domestic abuse

31 Jul 2013

The new guidance will form part of the Firearms Guide, used by forces when deciding whether to grant a certificate to an applicant

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ACPO comment on police response to threats, harassment and offensive comments on social media

30 Jul 2013

The police will take very seriously reports of credible threats and harassment made over social networks. There are also many offensive comments made on social media that shouldn't trigger a police response

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ACPO response to Home Affairs Select Committee (HASC) report on e-crime

30 Jul 2013

ACPO is part of the national e-crime programme, which is about partnership working across agencies to increase our capabilities across the country

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ACPO Drink Drive Summer results

25 Jul 2013

A nationwide police operation to tackle drink and drug driving has found the percentage of those failing breath tests has fallen, despite officers carrying out nearly 18,000 more tests compared with 2012.

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ACPO response to HMIC Valuing the Police report (3)

18 Jul 2013

National policing lead for performance management, Chief Constable Steve Finnigan, said:

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ACPO response to Crime Statistics for England & Wales, year ending March 2013

18 Jul 2013

Commenting on the Crime Statistics for England & Wales, national policing lead for crime and statistics, Deputy Chief Constable Jeff Farrar said:

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ACPO comment on Government plans to shelve plans for minimum pricing for alcohol

17 Jul 2013

ACPO lead on alcohol and licensing Chief Constable Adrian Lee said:

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Police forces tackle foreign national criminals on our roads

17 Jul 2013

Police officers from Romania, Lithuania and Poland have arrived in the UK to join the campaign

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ACPO comment on police response times

14 Jul 2013

Responding to the Observer artilce (14 July), a national policing spokesman said:

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ACPO comments on mutual aid to Northern Ireland

09 Jul 2013

The PSNI has requested mutual aid support in order to deliver an extensive policing operation during a period of parades and protests

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ACPO responds to Brake's misleading figures on traffic police officers

09 Jul 2013

The terminology used simply does not capture all roads policing resources and is incomplete

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ACPO response to HMIC report on stop and search powers

09 Jul 2013

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary’s inspection of the use of stop and search nationally has produced ten recommendations for the service

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ACPO comment on the change of law on Khat announced today

03 Jul 2013

The Home Secretary announced today (Wednesday July 3) that she will ban khat by making it a Class C drug.

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ACPO responds to announcement of a public consultation for stop and search

02 Jul 2013

It is an important tool to tackle knife, gun and gang crimes and terrorism but should always be used in a proportionate way.

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ACPO responds to Home Affairs Select Committee

01 Jul 2013

Issues raised in today's report by the Home Affairs Select Committee are already being addressed by the leadership of the police

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ACPO comment the launch of the new Criminal Justice System Strategy

28 Jun 2013

Police, prosecutors and the court service have worked with the Ministry of justice to draw up a new strategy to build a digital, efficient criminal justice system that delivers for victims

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ACPO responds after figures show a record low in road deaths since records began

28 Jun 2013

National policing lead for roads policing, Chief Constable Suzette Davenport, said:

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ACPO response to HMIC report into undercover policing

27 Jun 2013

National policing lead for undercover policing Commander Richard Martin said:

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ACPO responds to the Chancellor’s Spending Review announcement

26 Jun 2013

If we had to achieve the savings directly by cutting posts then we estimate the size of the police service would reduce by an extra 9,000 people beyond the reductions already predicted.

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ACPO comment on the HMIC report on the use of police custody as a place of safety for people with mental health needs

20 Jun 2013

It has long been recognised that police cells are not the most appropriate place for people suffering mental ill health

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ACPO comment on IPCC report into firearms licensing

14 Jun 2013

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has published national recommendations following an investigation into firearms licensing issues at Durham Constabulary

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ACPO comment on relationships between PCCs and Chief Constables

14 Jun 2013

It is important to recognise that while there have been some well publicised disagreements between Chief Constables and Police and Crime Commissioners, the evidence to date is that most relationships are constructive and professional

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ACPO comment on the launch of the National Child Sexual Abuse Review Panel

11 Jun 2013

Today marks the formal launch of the National Child Sexual Abuse Review Panel as agreed by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

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ACPO comments on changes being introduced to give police powers to issue fixed penalty notices for careless driving

05 Jun 2013

Careless drivers who put other road users at risk face on-the-spot penalties under new measures

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Daily Telegraph publishes apology for story on car crash details

04 Jun 2013

The suggestion that police forces sell details of people involved in road traffic collisions with a view to making a profit is entirely false.
ACPO brought this matter to the Press Complaints Commission. The Daily Telegraph today published an apology.

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