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ACPO comment on mutual aid to PSNI

12 Jul 2012

Mutual aid between police forces across the United Kingdom has always been an important part of keeping the community safe

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ACPO comment on Policy Exchange report Proceed with Caution

12 Jul 2012

This report is a helpful contribution to the debate on how the police service use out of court disposals which, as highlighted in the report, have been declining since 2007

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ACPO President comments on the death of PC Ian Dibell

09 Jul 2012

Sir Hugh Orde says PC Ian Dibell died while knowingly walking towards danger, as police officers are called upon to do on behalf of the public

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ACPO comment on IPCC report into deaths during or following police contact 2011/12

09 Jul 2012

The reduction in the number of deaths during or following police contact is noted but the reality is that any death following detention in police custody is a tragedy

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CPS, ACPO, SOCA and HMRC sign memorandum of understanding on undercover officers

03 Jul 2012

Closer working on prosecution cases involving undercover police officers, as agreement is signed between investigators and prosecutors

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ACPO response to HMIC Policing in Austerity: One year on

02 Jul 2012

ACPO lead for performance management, Chief Constable Steve Finnigan, comments on the HMIC report

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ACPO response to Reading the Riots report

02 Jul 2012

ACPO lead for Public Order and Public Safety, Chief Constable Ian Learmonth comments on the Reading the Riots report.

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ACPO response to Department for Transport statistics about reported road casualties in Great Britain

28 Jun 2012

ACPO lead for Roads Policing, DCC Suzette Davenport responds to the latest statistics relating to those killed and seriously injured on the roads of Great Britain

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ACPO comment on HMIC's report, 'A Step in the Right Direction'

21 Jun 2012

ACPO lead for anti-social behaviour, Deputy Chief Constable Simon Edens, responds to HMIC's report "A Step in the Right Direction"

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ACPO comment on the Data Communications Bill

14 Jun 2012

ACPO lead for organised crime, Chief Constable Mick Creedon, comment on the Data Communications Bill

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ACPO response to Equality and Human Rights Commission report into the use of section 60 stop and search power

12 Jun 2012

ACPO lead for stop and search, Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey, responds to EHRC report into police use of section 60 stop and search power

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ACPO response to Guide Dogs report showing an increase in the number of attacks on guide dogs

11 Jun 2012

ACPO lead for dangerous dogs responds to research showing that more than eight guide dogs a month are being attacked by other dogs.

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Summer campaign against drink and drug driving kicks off

01 Jun 2012

The Association of Chief Police Officers launches its month long crack down on drink and drug driving on 1st June with police out in force to tackle drink and drugs driving.

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ACPO comment on Interim Guidance for Media Relationships

29 May 2012

Commenting on the interim guidance ACPO lead for media engagement Chief Constable Andy Trotter said:

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ACPO Police Public Bravery Awards 2012

24 May 2012

Ordinary people were honoured for taking part in extraordinary acts of bravery at the annual ACPO Police Public Bravery Awards tonight.

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ACPO response into corruption within the police service

24 May 2012

The Home Secretary has today laid the second part of the Independent Police Complaints Commission’s (IPCC) report on corruption in the police service before Parliament.

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President's speech to ACPO conference 2012

22 May 2012

ACPO President Sir Hugh Orde addresses the second Leading Change in Policing Conference in Manchester today

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ACPO response to the Government's anti-social behaviour announcment

22 May 2012

ACPO lead on anti-social behaviour, Deputy Chief Constable Simon Edens responds to Government announcement on anti-social behaviour.

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ACPO publishes report into the retention of human tissue by police forces

21 May 2012

The police service has today published a report into the retention of human tissue following suspicious death or homicide investigations by police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Police service delivers resources for largest ever pre-planned operation; the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

21 May 2012

With just 67 days until the start of the London 2012 Games, the British police service has worked together to resource what will be the largest ever pre-planned policing operation

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ACPO comment on the judgment relating to the use of production orders

17 May 2012

An approved judgment has been made today in relation to the use of production orders by Essex police in the case of the Dale Farm evictions in October 2011

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UK offers football policing expertise to Euro 2012

10 May 2012

A small team of UK football policing officers will head to Euro 2012 as part of an international policing contingent to assist authorities in Poland and the Ukraine who are hosting the tournament

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ACPO comment on child abuse investigation and sexual exploitation

09 May 2012

Child sexual exploitation spans all cultures and ethnicities. While there are occasions when cultural issues do arise, we have to work across all boundaries to tackle child sexual exploitation

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ACPO response to article in the Independent on Sunday

06 May 2012

ACPO lead for equality, diversity and human rights responds to an article about racism complaints against police officers

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ACPO comment on the forthcoming police march in London

04 May 2012

Commenting ahead of the march in London by police officers on 10 May, ACPO President Sir Hugh Orde said:

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ACPO clarification on role of Transparency International

30 Apr 2012

Statements in Parliament on 24 April 2012 and a report in the Yorkshire Post on 24 April 2012, have regrettably given the erroneous impression that Transparency international UK (TI-UK) is providing external scrutiny for a review of spending on consultants within ACPO

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ACPO publishes UK national problem profile commercial cultivation of cannabis 2012

30 Apr 2012

A national problem profile published today by the Association of Chief Police Officers shows the commercial cultivation of cannabis continues to pose a significant risk to the UK with increasing numbers of farms being detected by police

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ACPO response to the resignation of Chief Constable Tony Melville

27 Apr 2012

ACPO responds to resignation of Chief Constable of Gloucestershire Police Tony Melville

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ACPO comment on government consultation on dangerous dogs

23 Apr 2012

ACPO responds to the government's announcement that there will be a consultation on tackling irresponsible dog ownership

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ACPO comment on Crime in England and Wales: quarterly first release to December 2011

19 Apr 2012

Police recorded data for the 12 months to December 2011 shows overall crime is down three per cent when compared with the previous 12 months. The newly named independent Crime Survey for England and Wales remains steady and broadly in line with police recorded crime

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