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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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Latest News

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.