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ACPO comment on the Government's announcement on dog microchipping and kennelling

06 Feb 2013

The Government is bringing in compulsory microchipping for all dogs from 6 April 2016, along with laws on dog attacks extended to cover private property


ACPO President responds to The Times article on police leadership

05 Feb 2013

The current leadership of this service is well qualified: Sir Hugh Orde responds to Lord Geoffery Dear's article “Most wanted: new leadership for the police”


Official launch of the College of Policing

04 Feb 2013

Today sees the official launch of the College of Policing, the professional body for policing. This is an important development as the College will be the first national body to focus solely on strengthening professionalism in the service


ACPO response to HASC report into the IPCC

01 Feb 2013

The police service is keen to work with the IPCC to improve its response to police complaints and to carefully consider the recommendations made


ACPO comment on Police Service Strength Statistics – September 2012

31 Jan 2013

Figures published today show police officer numbers have reduced to the lowest level since 2002


ACPO comment on data communications and information requests to Twitter

30 Jan 2013

Twitter has published a transparency report outlining the number of information requests made by police to the social networking site


ACPO comment on the consultation on direct entry

30 Jan 2013

Police forces are not short of talent. In fact a bigger challenge is dealing with ambitious staff frustrated by the lack of promotion opportunities


ACPO response to Daily Mail article on foreign chiefs

29 Jan 2013

Sir Hugh Orde, ACPO President, responds to Stephen Glover article ‘Why shouldn't we sign up a U.S. supercop to put a rocket up Britain's complacent police chiefs?’ (Daily Mail, 24/01/13)


ACPO comment on Analysis of variation in crime trends

24 Jan 2013

The Office of National Statistcs analysis of variation in crime trends provides a series of hypothesis for variations in crime recording


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

24 Jan 2013

The Office of National Statistics bulletin published today shows police recorded crime is down seven per cent, while the independent crime survey shows an eight per cent decrease in crime


ACPO comment on a domestic incident trial

23 Jan 2013

ACPO is conducting a trial in one police force that gives officers the discretion to decide whether to complete a Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Honour-based-violence (DASH) form after risk assessing and investigating a domestic incident


ACPO publishes review of integrity standards in policing

22 Jan 2013

The Association of Chief Police Officers today publishes an external review of policies and practices relating to organisational integrity in the UK police service


Crimestoppers join fight against human trafficking by tackling forced labour exploitation

21 Jan 2013

Crime fighting charity Crimestoppers is today launching a campaign to fight human trafficking by encouraging the UK public to pass on information about forced labour exploitation anonymously


ACPO President comments on the death of Police Federation Chair Paul McKeever

18 Jan 2013

The news of the passing of Paul McKeever has come as a shock to the policing family


Officers carried out nearly 20,000 extra breath tests on Christmas drivers and found a smaller percentage were failing

17 Jan 2013

The Association of Chief Police Officers has released figures for its anti-drink and drug driving campaign which revealed that during the month of December, more than 175,000 people were stopped and tested for drink driving compared to nearly 157,000 people in 2011.


ACPO comment on Operation Nutmeg

16 Jan 2013

Police forces across the country are working to ensure that individuals, convicted of the most serious offences, have their DNA samples loaded and cross checked on the national DNA database.


ACPO comment on the Home Secretary's decision on the Police Arbitration Tribunal's recommendations on police pay and conditions

15 Jan 2013

In a service where over 80% of budget is spent on people, it is more vital than ever that we have terms and conditions for all staff that both reward them for what they do and represent value for money


ACPO response to Jimmy Savile reports

11 Jan 2013

The lessons of these disclosures reinforce the importance of the work the police service has done to increase our focus on supporting victims and survivors of sexual offences, whether they are children or adults


ACPO comment on an overview of sexual offending in England and Wales statistical bulletin

10 Jan 2013

This joint bulletin builds on the picture of sexual offending from offence through the criminal justice process and will further sharpen our ongoing focus on reducing the number of victims and prosecuting more rapists


Police to double the number officers on the street to tackle the drunk and disorderly at Christmas

21 Dec 2012

The last weekend before Christmas is one of the busiest of the year for police forces as festivities in town centres result in an increase in alcohol-related disorder


ACPO response to HMIC report Revisiting Police Relationships

19 Dec 2012

We continue to trust our workforce to demonstrate sound judgment and to act with a strong moral compass: these are essential aspects of good policing


ACPO response to Crown Prosecution Service interim guidelines on prosecuting cases involving communications sent via social media

19 Dec 2012

ACPO will work closely with the CPS when investigating cases involving communications sent via social media


2012 Christmas Message to the Police Service

18 Dec 2012

Joint 2012 Christmas Message to the Police Service from the Police Superintendents' Association, Police Federation, and the Association of Chief Police Officers.


Police back rape prevention and awareness campaigns

17 Dec 2012

Forces across the country are working to tackle rape and sexual assault offences with a series of prevention and awareness campaigns


ACPO comments on the Government’s intention to sell police training centre, Bramshill

13 Dec 2012

The sale of Bramshill, which has been used to train the country’s top officers, is disappointing


ACPO comment on Policy Exchange Policing 2020 report

12 Dec 2012

This report is intended to galvanise debate on the kind of police service the public want in 2020


Courses aimed at educating millions of drivers caught speeding receives a top award from Royalty

11 Dec 2012

The national scheme to re-educate offending drivers was today presented with a prestigious award for road safety by royalty.


ACPO comment on Home Affairs Committee Inquiry on UK drug policy

10 Dec 2012

The Home Affairs Committee is today publishing its first report on drugs in a decade


ACPO comment on Police Arbitration Tribunal

06 Dec 2012

Call for fairness in pay and conditions


ACPO comment on the Autumn Statement

05 Dec 2012

Every chief officer remains committed to doing all they can to protect frontline service delivery to the public


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