8.4 C. Relevant websites

Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)

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 coordinates 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 - coordinates the strategic policing response.


Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary

Her Majesty's Inspectors of Constabulary are appointed by the Crown on the recommendation of the Home Secretary and report to Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Constabulary (HMCIC), who is the Home Secretary's principal professional policing adviser. The HMCIC is independent both of the Home Office and of the Police Service.


Independent Police Complaints Commission

The IPCC's job is to make sure that complaints against the police are dealt with effectively. The IPCC set standards for the way the police handle complaints and, when something has gone wrong, help the police learn lessons and improve the way they work.


Metropolitan Police

Gives information on the Metropolitan Police Community Safety Unit approach to domestic violence.