Police launch national crime prevention hub online
ACPO, has joined forces with the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) and the Home Office to add an important information hub for the millions of visitors to www.police.uk – the policing website for England and Wales.
From today, visitors will be able to benefit from access to expert crime prevention advice in one central and accessible online location. The advice covers internet safety, fraud, child abuse, business security, neighbourhood watch and Crimestoppers.
ACPO lead for e-Crime Prevention, Deputy Chief Constable Stuart Hyde said:
“www.police.uk has proven to be an excellent source of information for communities across England and Wales and millions have logged on to find out more about the policing trends and issues in their neighbourhoods.
“Now, even more information and specialist advice is available at the click of a button.
“By joining forces with the NPIA and Home Office, we have been able to tap into specialist knowledge from experts across the country to equip members of the public with all the tools they need to keep themselves safe and prevent themselves from becoming a victim of crime.”
For more information contact
The ACPO Press Office can be contacted via 020 7084 8946/47/48 (office hours) or via 07803 903686 (out of office hours).
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.