ACPO comment on the resignation of Assistant Commissioner John Yates
ACPO president says Assistant Commissioner John Yates has made an enormous contribution to the service
ACPO president Sir Hugh Orde said:
"Assistant Commissioner John Yates has been a police leader on counter terrorism and serious crime both in London and nationally over many years. He has made a enormous contribution to the service, including to the development of counter-terrorism policing and other areas such as the investigation of rape. As a result of his professional knowledge and leadership the public are safer and the policing response to crime improved. We owe him a debt of thanks for his work.
"It is important to say that the business of protecting London will continue unabated under the leadership now in place at the MPS. Under Acting Commissioner Tim Godwin, with Cressida Dick taking charge of counter-terrorism and Bernard Hogan-Howe acting as deputy, the Met is being led by experienced and highly capable police officers."
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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.
ACPO’s 311 members consist of 223 chief police officers from the home forces of assistant chief constable rank (commanders in the Metropolitan Police and City of London Police) and above, plus 60 senior police staff members from the 44 forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Non home forces such as British Transport Police have 25 chief police officer members and there are three members from the Service Police.