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ACPO comment on British Crime Survey supplementary statistics - perceptions of crime

17 Nov 2011

There are encouraging trends around peoples’ awareness of neighbourhood policing teams across the country, as well as increases in their confidence to contact police to ensure the service is more accessible and responsive to local concerns

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ACPO President supports the launch of Kids Taskforce safety film

14 Nov 2011

ACPO President, Sir Hugh Orde, supports the launch of the Kids Taskforce safety film to help children to stay safe and contribute to our communities.

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ACPO comment on stalking consultation

14 Nov 2011

The challenge for the police service and other agencies is to protect stalking victims by recognising the danger signs, by effective use of legislation and by effective and co-ordinated investigation

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ACPO comment on the retirement of Deputy Commissioner Tim Godwin

09 Nov 2011

Tim Godwin has made an outstanding contribution to policing, working tirelessly not just for the Metropolitan Police but for the whole police service

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ACPO comment on gangs

01 Nov 2011

Understanding the make-up of street gangs and their structures is a key part to identifying the true extent of the gang problem in England and Wales

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ACPO response to 10,000 arrests using the E-borders entry system

31 Oct 2011

Police have been able to identify those wanted for offences before they leave or when they return to the UK, bringing offenders to justice and supporting counter terrorist and serious crime investigations

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ACPO comment on HMIC Crime and Policing Comparator

28 Oct 2011

Ensuring that the public we serve understand what we do and why we do it is crucial for the police service. The HMIC Crime and Policing Comparator presents a range of data on crime, solved crimes, costs, workforce, anti-social behaviour and victim satisfaction

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Police operations around the country target metal theft

28 Oct 2011

Forces across Britain will be coming together on Friday 28 October to crack down on the increasing problem of thieves targeting metal and cable as part of a co-ordinated operation by the Association of Chief Police Officers

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ACPO comment on multi-agency public protection arrangements annual report 2010/11

27 Oct 2011

The latest published figures dealing with MAPPA shows just how these critical management and compliance arrangements in regard to these type of offenders are enhancing public safety

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ACPO comment on domestic violence disclosure scheme consultation

25 Oct 2011

The proposal for a "right to know" is just one of a series of recommendations that have been made to protect women in domestic situations from harm

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ACPO comment on crime stats to June 2011

20 Oct 2011

Today’s published crime data shows police recorded crime for the 12 months to June 2011 is down four per cent when compared with the previous 12 months

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ACPO comment on criminal use of stun guns

13 Oct 2011

ACPO comments on criminals' use of electrical stun guns, which are classified as section 5 firearms

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ACPO comment on the appointment of the head of the National Crime Agency

10 Oct 2011

Under the leadership of Chief Constable Keith Bristow the NCA offers law enforcement agencies and the police an opportunity to raise their game against some of the most dangerous and harmful criminals in the UK

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ACPO response to announcement that dangerous drivers who cause serious injury will face increased sentences

07 Oct 2011

ACPO welcomes this legislation which provides a new enforcement tool reflecting the serious nature of this type of behaviour

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ACPO comment on consultation to increase the speed limit on motorways

29 Sep 2011

ACPO will take part in the Government's consultation on motorway speed limits and is committed to working with partner agencies to keep our roads safe for all road users

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ACPO comment on announcement of Assistant Commissioner Ian McPherson's retirement

14 Sep 2011

On national policing, Ian McPherson has worked tirelessly to improve the way in which police work with young people and reduce crime and disorder in which children and young people are victims, witnesses and offenders

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ACPO comment on announcement of new Met Commissioner

12 Sep 2011

Chief officers look forward to working closely with Bernard Hogan-Howe and the chief officer team at the Met as the service gets on with its work to cut crime, deliver a safe and secure Olympics and meet the challenges of reform

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ACPO response to Equality and Human Rights Commission report

12 Sep 2011

ACPO comments on EHRC report into disability related harassment

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ACPO comment on rape crime figures

09 Sep 2011

ACPO lead for rape and serious sexual offences comments on figures on the investigation of rape in England and Wales

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ACPO publishes hate crime data for 2010

08 Sep 2011

The police service recorded 48,127 hate crimes between January and December 2010, which compares to 51,920 crimes in 2009.

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ACPO response to Policy Exchange report 'Cost of Cops'

05 Sep 2011

ACPO lead on workforce development responds to a Policy Exchange report on 'Cost of Cops', released today. The report repeats an argument that ACPO has made on many occasions.

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ACPO comment on the cooperation across the criminal justice system in response to the disorder

15 Aug 2011

ACPO President recognises the tremedous cooperation across the criminal justice system in response to the violent disorder

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Police launch national crime prevention hub online

15 Aug 2011

Crime prevention advice is now available online at www.police.uk - the policing website for England and Wales

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ACPO comment on mutual aid following recent disorder

09 Aug 2011

When a force requires supplementary resources from across the country, the Police National Information Coordination centre (PNICC) is activated to co-ordinate the response

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ACPO comment on the service response to recent disorder

09 Aug 2011

Officers have shown great professionalism and courage in the face of violence and aggression

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ACPO summer drink and drug driving results

01 Aug 2011

This year’s targeted summer drink and drug driving campaign, found the percentage of drivers to be over the legal alcohol limit had increased compared to last year.

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Metal thieves attacking UK communities

29 Jul 2011

Deputy Chief Constable Paul Crowther heads up a national day of action aimed at addressing one of the UK's fastest growing crimes

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ACPO comment to HMIC report Adapting to Austerity

21 Jul 2011

Chief constables are determined to do everything possible to preserve the policing service to the public through a period of substantial change

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ACPO comment on Police Service Strength Statistics

21 Jul 2011

ACPO lead for workforce development, Chief Constable Peter Fahy, comments on number of police officers and staff in England and Wales as at 31 March 2011

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ACPO comment on direct entry into the police service

20 Jul 2011

ACPO lead for workforce development, Chief Constable Peter Fahy, comments on entry points to the policing profession

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