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

18 Oct 2012

Crime recorded by police in England and Wales fell by six per cent for the 12 months to June, while the independent Crime Survey for England and Wales also showed a six per cent decrease in overall crime

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ACPO comment on IPCC and DPP statements regarding Hillsborough

12 Oct 2012

The police service will co-operate fully with the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Independent Police Complaints Commission in relation to Hillsborough investigations

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Tougher legislation on metal theft

11 Oct 2012

On National Day of Action on Metal Theft, on 11 October, will see police and partners across the UK taking positive action against thieves

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ACPO comment on leadership in policing

05 Oct 2012

With seniority comes greater expectation and accountability, and those who lead must do so by example

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ACPO President Sir Hugh Orde comments on retirement of Sir Norman Bettison

04 Oct 2012

Sir Hugh Orde, President of the Association of Chief Police Officers said: “Sir Norman Bettison has served the public as a police officer with distinction for nearly 40 years, and at the rank of chief constable since 1998.

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ACPO comment on policing response to Sir Jimmy Savile

04 Oct 2012

An ACPO spokeswoman said: “Following an initial assessment of a number of allegations made against the late Sir Jimmy Savile, a decision has been made to appoint a lead force to manage the police and child protection response.

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ACPO comment on policing a badger cull

02 Oct 2012

An ACPO spokesman said: "On behalf of the police service ACPO has been working with Defra to anticipate issues likely to arise around the planned badger cull.

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National Police Air Service is launched

01 Oct 2012

The new National Police Air Service (NPAS) will be launched today (Monday October 1, 2012).

The new service will provide more efficient and accessible air support to the police service throughout England and Wales that offers better value for money.

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ACPO President Sir Hugh Orde comment on the National Police Memorial Day

30 Sep 2012

The National Police Memorial Day takes place annually and recognises the courage and dedication of police officers

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ACRO work will see historic convictions for consensual acts wiped from police records

28 Sep 2012

People with an historic conviction, caution, warning or reprimand for consensual gay sex can apply to have these records deleted or disregarded under provisions laid down in the new Protection of Freedoms Act which come into force on 1 October.

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ACPO comment on HMIC report Taking time for crime

27 Sep 2012

HMIC study examines how frontline officers carried out their policing role in the field and identifies further crime prevention opportunities

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ACPO comment on social media and policing

20 Sep 2012

ACPO responds to an announcement today from the Director of Public Prosecutions regarding guidance to prosecutors on social media cases

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ACPO and IPCC joint release: More should be done to stop police officers who exploit others for sexual gratification

20 Sep 2012

Police forces should make the prevention, detection and investigation of officers abusing their powers for sexual exploitation a higher priority, says a report published today by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)

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ACPO comment on the definition of domestic abuse

19 Sep 2012

Amendments to the definition of domestic abuse lowers the age classification to 16 or over and for the first time recognises controlling and coercive behaviour over a pattern

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