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.
New stalking legislation helps to bring thousands more prosecutions as CPS and ACPO launch protocol to improve service to stalking victims
As stalking-related prosecutions rise, prosecutors and police are being reminded to focus on the devastating impact these crimes have on victims. After the first full year of operation, new stalking legislation has seen 743 cases brought to court – cases which may not have been charged under previous law
In austerity police must prioritise calls and may not attend for all crimes
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary Core Business report shows that crime and anti-social behaviour is down and overall confidence in the police has remained high, although it shows inconsistency in attendance at crime reports
Public getting the message on the problem of cannabis farms
Members of the public are more confident to report cannabis farms, a senior officer has said following a successful campaign run by the charity Crimestoppers, supported by police, to help people spot the signs of cannabis farms.