ACPO response to HMIC report Preparing for Police and Crime Commissioners
An interim report shows positive progress made in preparing for the introduction of PCC's and highlights continuing priorities to ensure a smooth transition
ACPO lead on futures, Chief Constable Alex Marshall said,
“ACPO will continue to work with the government, police authorities and Police Crime Commissioner (PCC's) candidates towards a smooth transition to PCC’s by providing professional advice on policing to ensure that PCC’s can work effectively with chief constables to keep the public safe. Important areas of shared work include ensuring that appropriate guidance is in place for those involved in the transition process, managing the short timeframe for creating a police and crime plan and the 2013/14 budget for each area and ensuring that governance, decision making and accountability models work for each force and the community they serve."
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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 the United Kingdom. In times of national need ACPO, on behalf of all chief officers, co-ordinates the strategic policing response.
ACPO’s 295 members consist of 213 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 55 senior police staff members from the 44 forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Non home forces such as British Transport Police have 24 chief police officer members and there are three members from the Service Police.