ACPO response to Home Office announcement on the College of Policing
ACPO will continue to work with the Home Office to ensure the success of the College of Policing announced today
ACPO President, Sir Hugh Orde said:
“Chief officers welcome today’s announcement of a College of Policing. The professional recognition that it will bring to the police service in future, for the skills and expertise officers and staff demonstrate daily, is a significant step for policing. A solid framework for working with universities and others to develop the evidence base for policing is also an exciting opportunity.
“What now lies ahead is the task of successfully transferring those important functions currently carried out by the National Police Improvement Agency in a smooth and timely manner. I am pleased to note that the Home Secretary has supported the continuation of the vital work conducted by the ACPO Business Areas and over the coming months chief officers who lead in these areas will ensure that relevant non-operational national policing continues to be delivered through the new structure.
“For the College of Policing to be a success we must now work to ensure that it represents the service as a whole.”
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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.