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ACPO comment on HMIC's report: The rules of engagement: A review of the August 2011 disorders

20 Dec 2011

ACPO President, Sir Hugh Orde, comments on HMIC's review of public order policing following the disorder in August 2011

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2011 joint Christmas message

19 Dec 2011

The President, Police Superintendents’ Association of England & Wales, Chairman, Police Federation of England and Wales and President of ACPO joint Christmas message to the service

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ACPO comment on Home Affairs Committee report on policing large scale disorder

18 Dec 2011

ACPO responds to the Home Affairs Committee report on policing large scale disorder following the criminality and violence seen in August 2011

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ACPO comment on IPCC report on Police Complaints: statistics for England and Wales 2010/11

16 Dec 2011

ACPO lead for complaints and misconduct welcomes IPCC report into complaints and encourages the public to continue to come forward

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ACPO response to Home Secretary announcement about police professional body

15 Dec 2011

The Home Secretary has announced that a new police professional body to support all police officers and civilian policing professionals will be set up next year.

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ACPO response to Home Secretary request to identify stop and search best practice

15 Dec 2011

Home Secretary Theresa May, whilst talking about police tactics and community relations asked ACPO to look at best practice in stop and search.

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National day of action to target metal theft

14 Dec 2011

Police forces across the country are joining with Government and other agencies to tackle metal theft this Christmas

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ACPO comment on government consultation on domestic abuse

14 Dec 2011

Clarifying a single domestic abuse definition for use by statutory partners is important for ensuring a consistent approach in recognising and understanding the breadth of abuse experienced by victims and their families

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ACPO comment on HMIC police integrity report “Without Fear of Favour”

13 Dec 2011

Leadership has always been an important part of tackling police corruption and the service has worked hard to identify threats and put preventive measures in place

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ACPO comment on report assessing financial crime against vulnerable adults

13 Dec 2011

ACPO lead for vulnerable adult abuse comments on a report into economic crime and vulnerable adults, which has been written by City of London Police and commissioned and funded by ACPO, Home Office and the Department of Health.

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ACPO response to Reading the Riots report

05 Dec 2011

The Guardian has released its report into August's riots, including interviews with people involved in the disturbances.

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ACPO comment on police use of Taser

01 Dec 2011

ACPO lead for Taser comments on figures showing an increased use of the device by police officers

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ACPO Christmas drink and drug driving campaign starts today

01 Dec 2011

Today sees the launch of the ACPO Christmas drink and drug driving campaign, with officers throughout the UK carrying out thousands of tests on drivers.

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ACPO comment on the UK Cyber Security Strategy

25 Nov 2011

The UK Cyber Security Strategy outlines proposals for how the service will continue to develop e-crime capabilities through the new National Crime Agency, as well as supporting the service through improved training to officers and staff to help combat the problem

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Response to the National Action Plan: Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

23 Nov 2011

ACPO lead for child protection and abuse investigation says protecting children from harm is a key concern for the police and work has been undertaken to improve our ability to detect and target child sexual offenders

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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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