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The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) is an independent, professionally-led strategic body.

In the public interest and, in equal and active partnership with Government and partner agencies, ACPO leads and co-ordinates the direction and development of the police service in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In times of national need ACPO - on behalf of all chief officers - co-ordinates the strategic policing response.

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British Association for Women in Policing
Catholic Police Guild
Child Exploitation and Online Protection
Christian Police Association
Crown Prosecution Service
Gay Police Association
Independent Police Complaints Commission
National Association of Retired Police Officers
National Ballistics Intelligence Service
National Black Policing Association
National Counter Terrorism Security Office
National Disabled Police Association
National Policing Improvement Agency
National Wildlife Crime Unit
Police Federation
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Wales

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North Wales
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Northern Ireland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

Non Home Office Police Forces

British Transport Police
Civil Nuclear Constabulary
Ministry of Defence Police

Latest News

Policing of FGM and Forced Marriage will put the victim at the heart of investigation

National Policing Lead on Honour-Based Violence, Forced Marriage and FGM, Commander Mak Chishty, has spoken of his determination for the police to play its part in eradicating FGM and Forced Marriage within the UK, following the announcement of a new package of measures by the government at today's Girl Summit in London.

British police in Ukraine assisting with disaster victim identification

Police officers are working with Interpol and Dutch colleagues in Ukraine on the tragic MH17 disaster.

HMIC say that police forces are meeting the challenge of austerity

Police forces in England and Wales have met the financial challenge of the spending review – crime continues to fall, victim satisfaction is up, and forces are protecting their front line services as best they can, an HMIC report found today.