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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.

Government Bodies

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary
Highways Agency
Home Office
Ministry of Justice
Serious Organised Crime Agency
The Criminal Justice System
UK Border Agency

Policing and Criminal Justice Bodies

Association of Muslim Police
Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
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
Police National Legal Database
Superintendents' Association

Home Office Police Forces

England

Avon and Somerset
Bedfordshire
Cambridgeshire
Cheshire
City of London
Cleveland
Cumbria
Derbyshire
Devon and Cornwall
Dorset
Durham
Essex
Gloucestershire
Greater Manchester
Hampshire
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Kent
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Merseyside
Metropolitan Police
Norfolk
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Northumbria
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Nottinghamshire
South Yorkshire
Staffordshire
Suffolk
Surrey
Sussex
Thames Valley
Warwickshire
West Mercia
West Midlands
West Yorkshire
Wiltshire

Wales

Dyfed-Powys
Gwent
North Wales
South Wales

Northern Ireland

Police Service of Northern Ireland

Non Home Office Police Forces

British Transport Police
Civil Nuclear Constabulary
Ministry of Defence Police

Latest News

Progress is being made on crisis support for people with mental ill health

A new map developed by the Care Quality Commission highlights worrying restrictions in access to health-based places of safety for young people experiencing a mental health crisis. National police lead for mental ill health supports the development of the map

Chief constables coming together in the public interest to provide national coordination to the threats we face

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has provided assurance that chief constables are fulfilling their responsibilities under the Strategic Policing Requirement (SPR)

Chief constables need and want accurate crime data

The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) review of recorded crime finds the vast majority of police officers joined the police in order to serve as dedicated and courageous professionals, motivated by their vocation to protect the public. However, the service has not always met the data quality the public expects