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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

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.