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ACPO comment on the first anniversary of the government's missing persons strategy

05 Dec 2012

ACPO is part of a multi-agency project to improve local responses to missing people

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ACPO response to Howard League for Penal Reform comments on police in schools

03 Dec 2012

On the Radio 4 Today programme on 3 December 2012 Frances Crook Chief Executive of the Howard League for Penal Reform argued that police shouldn't be in schools

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ACPO comment in response to the implementation of the Scrap Metal Dealer's Bill

03 Dec 2012

New legislation will close some loopholes which have allowed criminals across the country to make money from the theft of metal

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Police warning: secure your home and don’t let your presents get into the wrong hands this Christmas

03 Dec 2012

With only three weeks to go until Christmas, ACPO’s burglary campaign is focusing on protecting people from burglars who target homes filled with gifts over the festive season.

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ACPO calls on drivers to Think! and not drink drive this Christmas

30 Nov 2012

The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and THINK! are joining forces to warn drivers that getting behind the wheel after a festive tipple could see them end up behind bars this Christmas

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ACPO comment on the publication of the Leveson report

29 Nov 2012

The Leveson Inquiry has looked at the culture, practices and ethics of the press and made recommendations

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ACPO comment on plans to allow Ofsted to share the names and addresses of children’s homes with the police

29 Nov 2012

Children’s Minister Edward Timpson published consultation proposals to allow Ofsted to share the names and addresses of children’s homes on their register with the police, the Department for Education and the Office of the Children’s Commissioner

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ACPO comment on Public perceptions of policing findings from 2011/12 Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW)

29 Nov 2012

The CSEW is a face to face survey in which people are asked about their experiences of crime, attitudes to crime and policing issues and perceptions of the police

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ACPO comment on Mind research into emergency mental health care provision

28 Nov 2012

Mind's research has found more needs to be done to ensure people can get the care they need when they are in crisis

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ACPO comment on Home Office Alcohol Strategy Consultation

28 Nov 2012

The Home Office Alcohol Strategy Consultation begins today and it includes various strategies to tackle misuse, one of which is minimum unit pricing

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Public warned to be alert to distraction burglary as ACPO’s month of burglary action continues

27 Nov 2012

Distraction burglars are members of serious organised crime groups who travel the country to target elderly people who keep cash in their homes

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ACPO comment on launch of new stalking legislation

26 Nov 2012

UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2012 has been marked by the introduction of new legislation designed to provide further protection to victims of stalking

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ACPO comment on joint police and Crown Prosecution Service checklist for domestic violence

26 Nov 2012

ACPO lead on domestic violence, Chief Constable Carmel Napier, said the checklist will help convict those carrying out the abuse

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ACPO comment on the retirement of Chief Constable Colin Port

22 Nov 2012

The Chief Constable of Avon and Somerset police, Colin Port has announced his retirement. Sir Hugh Orde comments on the loss to the service.

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ACPO comment on the Office of the Children's Commissioner Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Gangs and Groups

21 Nov 2012

There has been a proactive police response to group associated child sexual exploitation in a lot of police forces, which has lead to prosecutions. ACPO is working to disseminate this best practice to all forces to protect children across the country

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ACPO comment on Police and Crime Commissioners

16 Nov 2012

ACPO president Sir Hugh Orde offers best wishes to newly elected Police and Crime Commissioners following today's election results.

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ACPO comment on drug seizure statistics 2011/12

15 Nov 2012

The numbers of seizures made are affected by police activity and changes in recording practices and police powers. There were 216, 296 drugs seizures made by the police and the UK Border Agency in England and Wales in 2011/12

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ACPO response to the latest statistics on football-related arrests and banning orders

15 Nov 2012

After a decrease in the number of people arrested and issued with banning orders last season, police respond and commit to leading the way in reducing disorder at football matches

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ACPO burglary awareness campaign launches with a crackdown on gold theft

12 Nov 2012

As people are getting ready to celebrate Diwali this week, the police are preparing to target thieves who steal profitable Asian gold

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ACPO response to The Times article on police leadership

09 Nov 2012

ACPO is confident that there are excellent officers within the police service ready to take on senior leadership roles

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ACPO response to the Prime Minster's Challenge on Dementia Progress Report

08 Nov 2012

ACPO has contributed to the report giving an update on the first seven months of the Dementia Challenge

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ACPO comment on Football Supporters’ Federation survey on policing of football fans in England and Wales

08 Nov 2012

The survey, published today, highlights that a key part of the successful model of policing is the specialist role football spotters have in building trust and confidence of football supporters

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ACPO advice on anti-social behaviour for Halloween and Bonfire Night

30 Oct 2012

Have fun and enjoy the season's activities but be sensible and considerate; there is no excuse for anti- social behaviour at any time of year

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Actress teams up with the police service to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation

29 Oct 2012

A new training film to help front-line police officers spot the early signs of group-associated grooming, and support vulnerable children being sexually exploited, has been launched today

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ACPO comment on the resignation of Sir Norman Bettison

24 Oct 2012

ACPO president Sir Hugh Orde comments on the announcement today that the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire and ACPO vice-president is resigning with immediate effect

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ACPO comment on the appointment of a chief executive to the College of Policing

24 Oct 2012

The Home Secretary has today confirmed that Chief Constable Alex Marshall will be chief executive of the College of Policing, taking up the post in early 2013

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ACPO comment on IPCC police complaints statistics 2011/12

24 Oct 2012

The police service has worked closely with the IPCC in implementing its recording guidance for complaints, including improving service delivery on the length of time dealing with complaints and more outcomes through locally agreed resolutions

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ACPO Publishes Policing in the UK: A Brief Guide

23 Oct 2012

The Association of Chief Police Officers today (Tuesday 23 October 2012) publishes a document which provides readers with a brief overview of the UK police service.

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ACPO response to EHRC report 'Out in the open: tackling disability-related harrasment'

23 Oct 2012

This ‘manifesto for change’ sets out EHRC's revised recommendations for action over the next five years

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Police use technology to cut through bureaucracy

22 Oct 2012

Police in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will soon be spending less time sifting through policy documents and more time on the beat thanks to a new bureaucracy-fighting online package.

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