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ACPO President comments on GMP police shootings

18 Sep 2012

Sir Hugh Orde pays tribute to two female officers killed on duty today

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ACPO comment on criminal justice joint inspection report: Facing up to Offending

18 Sep 2012

ACPO responds to a join thematic inspection report on the use of restorative justice in the criminal justice system

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ACPO publishes hate crime data for 2011

13 Sep 2012

ACPO has today published hate crime data for the period of 1st January to 31st December 2011, highlighting the five ‘monitored’ forms of hate crime classifications used by the police service

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ACPO comment on police pension reform

04 Sep 2012

ACPO lead for reward and recognition responds to the Government's announcement on long-term reform of police pensions

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Public invited to contribute to Police Road Death Investigation Policy

08 Aug 2012

The Association of Chief Police Officers is calling on the public to help shape police policy involving road death investigations

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ACPO Guidelines on interaction with Police and Crime Commissioner Candidates

02 Aug 2012

ACPO guidelines provide general principles to guide forces' interaction with PCCs

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ACPO response to the Home Office Strategic Policing Requirement

31 Jul 2012

The Strategic Policing Requirement released today is intended to support chief constables and Police and Crime Commissioners in delivering police forces national responsibilities

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ACPO response to HMIC report Preparing for Police and Crime Commissioners

27 Jul 2012

An interim report shows positive progress made in preparing for the introduction of PCC's and highlights continuing priorities to ensure a smooth transition

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ACPO response to Home Office statistics on police service strength

26 Jul 2012

The Home Office has released service strength statistics which reveal a decrease in police officers of 3.6 per cent. ACPO lead for workforce development, Chief Constable Peter Fahy, said:

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ACPO response to Home Office bulletin Drug Misuse Declared: Findings from the Crime Survey for England and Wales 2011/12

26 Jul 2012

The Home Office bulletin examines the extent and trends in illicit drug use based on the 2011/12 Crime Survey for England and Wales and also includes information on the characteristics of drug takers, age of onset and desistance of drug taking, frequency of use and accessibility of drugs

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ACPO comment on Crime Statistics England and Wales 2011/2012

19 Jul 2012

The Home Office has today released statistics relating to crimes detected in England and Wales 2011/ 2012. Additional statistics relating to the recording of crime have also been released by the Office of National Statistics

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ACPO response to Home Office announcement on the College of Policing

16 Jul 2012

ACPO will continue to work with the Home Office to ensure the success of the College of Policing announced today

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ACPO response to the launch of the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (Clare's Law)

16 Jul 2012

A pilot scheme that gives potential victims of domestic violence the right to know information to protect themselves and their families

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ACPO response to Home Office announcement of new police ICT company

16 Jul 2012

The Police ICT Company Ltd. is currently jointly owned by the Association of Police Authorities and the Home Office but will be handed over to Police and Crime Commissioners following elections in November

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ACPO comment on Ministry of Justice White Paper

13 Jul 2012

ACPO responds to the Ministry of Justice White Paper, Swift and Sure Justice, which outlines the changes being made to the justice system following last year's riots

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ACPO comment on forced marriage and the 'Right to Choose' campaign

13 Jul 2012

The 'Right to Choose' campaign is important in encouraging potential victims of forced marriage to seek the help and advice available

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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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