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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.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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


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:


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


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


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


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


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


ACPO comment on National Stalking Awareness Day

18 Apr 2012

Today, April 18, marks National Stalking Awareness Day and forces across the country are taking part in a number of activities in support


ACPO comment on Royal Society of Arts study: Reflexive Coppers - Adaptive Challenges in Policing

16 Apr 2012

Accepting that individuals in the heat of complex incidents can make mistakes is most likely to encourage greater openness from officers


ACPO comment on research on the football policing footprint and charging costs

10 Apr 2012

Our experience in policing shows that football matches tend to lead to an increase in crime and disorder in the areas surrounding football grounds


ACPO comment on anti-social behaviour call management and call handling pilots

05 Apr 2012

Eight forces have completed an anti-social behaviour pilot to improve case management and call handling responses


ACPO comment on the first anniversary of Sarah's law

04 Apr 2012

One of the strengths of the child sex offender disclosure scheme is that it allows any individual with a concern for the welfare of any child to make an application to their local police force


ACPO comment on “legal highs”

02 Apr 2012

The changing landscape of 'legal highs’ presents a particular challenge to all those involved in tackling the harms caused by such substances


ACPO comment on lead force arrangement for National Police Air Service

30 Mar 2012

West Yorkshire Police Authority today gave initial approval for West Yorkshire Police to host the National Police Air Service (NPAS) under a lead force arrangement


ACPO comment on Government's alcohol strategy

23 Mar 2012

ACPO responds to the Home Secretary's announcement on alcohol


Metals thieves targeted in national action

16 Mar 2012

Police forces across the country worked together in a period of action to tackle metal theft. There were 58 people arrested for offences including conspiracy to steal, theft, burglary, assault and dangerous driving.


ACPO comment on Winsor Part II

15 Mar 2012

ACPO comment on Tom Winsor's review of police officer and staff pay and conditions


ACPO response to public order tactics: Kirkin report

14 Mar 2012

The key for deployment of any tactic is that it must always be justified and proportionate to the situation. Large scale protests constantly challenge and test the police service


ACPO comments on hate crime action plan

14 Mar 2012

The UK is a world leader in the way hate crime is responded to but there is still work to do. One of our greatest challenges is to reduce the under-reporting of hate crime and this action plan builds on the work achieved to increase the confidence of victims and witnesses to come forward.


ACPO comment on Mumsnet rape campaign

12 Mar 2012

There has been significant improvements over recent years in the way victims of rape are treated. Improvements in specialist training of officers and better access to sexual assault referral centres have assisted the policing response and that of our partners in health and the voluntary sector. But there is no room for complacency


ACPO comment on Government announcement of new stalking offences

08 Mar 2012

The key to protecting victims and alleviating the fear and harm is through everyone taking the issue seriously, through extensive awareness raising and through improved and effective response to stalking by police officers, the criminal justice system and the health service


ACPO comment on domestic violence disclosure scheme pilots

05 Mar 2012

The Home Secretary has announced today that four police forces will pilot a new domestic violence disclosure scheme


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