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.
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 National Legal Database
Avon and Somerset
City of London
Devon and Cornwall
Non Home Office Police Forces
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.