ACPO comments on its future funding arrangements
An ACPO spokesman said:
"Almost all national coordination for policing is achieved by bringing together chief officers to agree guidance, best practice and national standards in support of the policing service delivered through 44 forces. That is why chief officers volunteer their time 'on top of the day job' through ACPO. The Home Secretary has been very clear about her support for a body to provide professional leadership for policing and we remain in dialogue with the Home Office about future funding."
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Association of Chief Police Officers
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 the Association of Police Authorities, 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 329 members consist of 242 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 66 senior police staff members from the 44 forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Non home forces such as British Transport Police have 21 chief police officer members and there are three members from the Service Police.