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ACPO comment on HMIC report on the criminal justice system Stop the Drift 2

04 Jun 2013

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) today published a follow up review the criminal justice system from start to finish

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ACPO comments on the police use of Taser on children

02 Jun 2013

On a number of occasions Taser has safely resolved situations where a person has been intent on serious self harm.

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ACPO comment on annual criminal justice statistics

30 May 2013

The police service is currently working with the Ministry of Justice to understand the way in which cautions are used by forces nationally. We hope this review can lead to broader simplification of the options available.

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ACPO responds to BBC story on police bail lengths

28 May 2013

Criminal cases should be concluded as swiftly, justly and transparently as possible, but officers must have the time needed to deal with complex investigations thoroughly.

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National twitter event highlights the demands on policing due to alcohol

26 May 2013

Last night forces across the country took part in a 'twitterthon' to raise awareness of alcohol related crime

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‘A night out on Twitter’- Highlighting the impact of alcohol on our police service

24 May 2013

Police forces around the country will be using social media to reveal the impact of excessive drinking in towns and cities this Saturday 25 May

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ACPO comment on the national police response to domestic abuse

21 May 2013

The police have worked with local government, health, probation services and the voluntary sector to tackle domestic abuse and protect victims. We are committed to continuing to work together to improve our response

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LGBT police officers tell young gay people It Gets Better

17 May 2013

On May 17, International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and The College of Policing release the It Gets Better video as part of the global campaign to end homophobic hate and reduce suicide amongst young gay people

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ACPO comment on proposals for those who kill police officers to face minimum whole life terms

15 May 2013

Theresa May, Home Secretary told the Police Federation Annual Conference pledged to change the law so criminals who kill police officers face minimum whole-life jail terms

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ACPO comment on the verdict of the Operation Bullfinch child sexual exploitation trial

14 May 2013

Tackling child sexual exploitation is a top priority for the police service. Nothing is more important in policing than protecting vulnerable people

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ACPO comment on crime data recording

14 May 2013

A long-term reduction in police recorded crime is closely aligned to a downward trend in the independently compiled British Crime Survey.

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ACPO position on naming people who have been charged

02 May 2013

We advise forces, working with the CPS, to name those who have been charged

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ACPO comment on restorative justice and community resolutions

30 Apr 2013

Following a Freedom of Information request made by the Labour, ACPO lead on restorative justice and community resolutions, ACC Garry Shewan said:

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ACPO responds to Tom Winsor's speech on police and prevention of crime

29 Apr 2013

The police service will continue to use tried and test strategies and look for new evidence based initiatives to prevent crime

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ACPO comment on historic sex abuse investigations

29 Apr 2013

Operation Pallial today releases a progress report on its investigation of historic child abuse in care homes in North Wales

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ACPO comment on Crime in England and Wales statistics, year ending December 2012

25 Apr 2013

Crime statistics for England and Wales released today show again a fall in overall crime.

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Police and partners on the streets to catch rogue traders

24 Apr 2013

Across the UK, rogue traders and pushy doorstep sellers who use fraud to con vulnerable people into paying for unnecessary or vastly overpriced work to their home have been targeted in a UK wide day of action today (Wednesday 24 April 2013)

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ACPO comment on the UK Peace Index

24 Apr 2013

The inaugural Peace Index produced by the Institiute for Economics and Peace shows that the UK has seen a "substantial and sustained" fall in violent crime over the last decade

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Police launch national coordination centre to mobilise officers in times of need

23 Apr 2013

The National Police Coordination Centre will deliver a coordinated and professional response to major events, civil emergencies and crises.

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ACPO comment on ONS Short Story on Anti-Social Behaviour 2011/12

11 Apr 2013

The ONS Short Story on Anti-Social Behaviour 2011/12 presents figures on people's perceptions and experience of anti-social behaviour from the Crime Survey of England and Wales (CSEW) 2011/12 and the 2012 Commercial Victimisation Survey (CVS)

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ACPO comment on new legislation for out of court disposals

08 Apr 2013

New out-of-court disposals provisions in the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO) begin today, April 8 providing a clearer framework for their use

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ACPO comment on Cardiff University report anti-social behaviour

04 Apr 2013

People have the right to live their lives free from intimidation and harassment and the police service is committed to its core purpose of keeping people safe from harm

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ACPO comment on MOJ proposed review of cautions

03 Apr 2013

The Ministry of Justice is working with the Home Office and Attorney General’s Office, and will closely involve the police, Crown Prosecution Service, victim’s organisations and other criminal justice groups in a planned review of the use of 'simple' cautions

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ACPO comment on the new definition for domestic abuse

02 Apr 2013

The new definition for domestic abuse now includes coercive behaviour and lowers the age recognition for domestic abuse incidents to include those aged 16 and 17

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ACPO responds to National Audit Office report on police procurement

26 Mar 2013

A national hub is set up for police forces to share procurement information and avoid inconsistencies

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ACPO response to the Criminal Justice Joint Inspectorate review of disability hate crime

21 Mar 2013

Living in a different world: A joint review of disability hate crime released today details the findings of a joint inspection by HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate, HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and HM Inspectorate of Probation

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ACPO responds to Budget 2013

20 Mar 2013

It is encouraging to see the Government has protected the police from additional cuts in 2013/2014

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Improving the response to missing people

20 Mar 2013

Police forces are to move towards a new approach to risk assessing and responding to missing person cases that aims to better protect children and vulnerable adults

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Crimestoppers asks public to “scratch and sniff” to spot signs of cannabis cultivation

19 Mar 2013

ACPO supports national campaign to raise public awareness about cannabis farms

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ACPO comment on HMIC review of intelligence material re Jimmy Savile

12 Mar 2013

Ensuring our systems are robust and that information is handled effectively are key to ensuring we are doing all we can to protect the public from those who pose harm

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