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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.

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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.

Police working with businesses and communities to prevent rural crime

Rural crime as measured by NFU Mutual’s Rural Crime Survey 2014 costs £44.5 million.

Operation Hydrant group to assess scale of historic child abuse cases involving institutions and prominent people

A national coordinating group, named Operation Hydrant, has been set up to act as an information, advice and good practice-sharing hub for forces investigating historic child abuse cases which involve institutions and prominent individuals, the national lead for child abuse investigations, Chief Constable Simon Bailey, announced today.