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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


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


ACPO comments on firearms licensing

09 Mar 2013

ACPO responds after coroner calls for "root and branch" reforms to licensing


ACPO comment on 101 the police non-emergency number

08 Mar 2013

ACPO responds to figures that show that 4% of calls to the non-emergency police number 101 did not get through to their local police force as the caller hung up or was disconnected


‘The criminal justice response to child sexual abuse; time for a national consensus’

06 Mar 2013

CPS and ACPO call for national consensus on tackling child sexual abuse


ACPO comment on the launch of Freedom App, a smartphone app designed to tackle forced marriage

05 Mar 2013

The app, created with the Government's Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) and the Metropolitan Police, lists the warning signs to look out for in cases of Forced Marriage and honour-based violence, and helps potential victims, their friends, teachers and other professionals to assess whether an individual might be at risk


ACPO clarification of policy on enforcement of 20mph speed limit

04 Mar 2013

Reports from the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group have stated that police are not enforcing 20mph speed limits. The police policy is clarified below


ACPO letter to Mail on Sunday regarding assisted suicide

03 Mar 2013

ACPO lead on homicide responds to the Mail on Sunday making it clear that where we recieve information or intelligence about assisted suicide cases, these investigations are pursued


ACPO comment on Home Affairs Committee interim report on undercover officers

01 Mar 2013

ACPO has long supported increased oversight of undercover policing and would welcome a review of RIPA


Drink driving: The hidden cost of a humble pint

28 Feb 2013

ACPO supports the Think! anti-drink drive Spring campaign


ACPO statement on police investigation of assisted suicide

24 Feb 2013

The police service is responsible for investigating cases of encouraging or assisting suicide, whether the actual suicide takes place in the UK or abroad and whenever we receive information or intelligence about such a case, these investigations are pursued.


Letter to the Observer on police training

24 Feb 2013

The Observer today published a response from ACPO to an article which ran last week around police training when dealing with people with disabilities and mental health issues


ACPO comments on deployment of officers for G8 Summit

14 Feb 2013

The Summit will be held in Northern Ireland in June


ACPO comment on Home Secretary statement on integrity

12 Feb 2013

Many of the recommendations outlined today are ideas proposed by the service as steps that we believe will ensure the public we serve retains confidence in the work that we do


ACPO comments on latest Department for Transport estimates for road casualties

07 Feb 2013

The provisional estimates show a reduction in the number of fatalities, casualties and accidents


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.


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