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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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ACPO comment on Police Arbitration Tribunal

06 Dec 2012

Call for fairness in pay and conditions

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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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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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