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Police chief: We need the help of ordinary citizens to protect the UK from terrorists

Countering terrorism has for too long been thought of as the preserve of the police, security agencies and government, says National Policing Lead for Counter-Terrorism, Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley.


Police will work to ensure that the reporting and recording of crime is more consistent across the service

Following the release today of HMIC's report into police crime recording, National Policing Lead for Crime Recording, Chief Constable Jeff Farrar says that police are committed to bring about change.

ACRO: We are taking seriously concerns about Freedom of Information advice on RIPA

The Freedom of Information Central Referral Unit was established by Chief Police Officers to provide to them,amongst other things, expert advice concerning their resposibilities as defined within the Freedom of Information Act. The Unit is based in Hampshire and is managed by Ian Readhead, the ACRO Chief Executive and Director of Information. He has been responding to concerns expressed in Press Gazette about advice issued to forces regarding FOI requests for information on applications made by police under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA) which involved the interception of material relating to journalists.