The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) brings together the expertise and experience of chief police officers from the United Kingdom, providing a professional forum to share ideas and best practice, co-ordinate resources and help deliver effective policing which keeps the public safe.
Failings identified in Rotherham that left children being abused will be addressed in national action plan on child sexual exploitation
An independent inquiry has found that failings by social workers and police allowed 1,400 children in Rotherham to suffer years of “appalling abuse”.
Anti-knife crime campaign ‘Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife’ launches
Chief police officers have given their backing to a national initiative designed to raise awareness of knife crime and encourage the surrender of dangerous weapons. The British Ironwork Centre, who are coordinating the project, intend to use collected knives to create a 20 foot high guardian angel sculpture.
Healthy debate between chief officers about potential use of water cannon
Chief police officers give careful consideration to the use of water cannon on the UK mainland.