MP: ‘ACPO Is Past Its Sell By Date’
"Conservative MP launches broadside at association – and Policing Minister says its future is in the hands of members
The future of ACPO remains a matter for its members alone – and all government funding to the association has now ceased, the Policing Minster has re-iterated.
Addressing colleagues in the House of Commons, Damian Green praised the professional body for their help in establishing the College of Policing, but that the way forward now rested with the chief officers themselves.
Mr Green was speaking after a question from fellow Conservative member Julian Smith, who maintained that ACPO was “well past its sell-by date”.
Mr Smith asserted: “(The Association) seems to spend more of its time protecting its members than helping the government with their reform programme.”"
In Focus: Politics, Policing And The Future Of ACPO