Sunday, 15 February 2009


The Association Of Chief Police Officers.

What is it? Is it a police organisation? Is it any sort of agency of the state? Anyone know for sure? It certainly SOUNDS official - but is it really?

How about taking on board that it is, actually, a Private Limited Company.

Which was lifted almost word for word from

following nearly 2 years of investigative work by Libertarian Party Leader - Ian Parker-Joseph. Our journalists are bone idle and don't even have the decency to give accreditation where it's due.

And if that whets your appetite to find out more, there's plenty here, some of it in very fine detail:

Doesn't this disturb you a little? Who are these people accountable to? Does anyone trust them?

They have real power over you - but they don't even have to answer questions under the Freedom of Information Act. It doesn't apply to them.


ACPO's members are police officers who hold the rank of Chief Constable, Deputy Chief Constable or Assistant Chief Constable, or their equivalents, in the forty four forces of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, national police agencies and certain other forces in the UK, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, and certain senior non-police staff. There are presently 280 members of ACPO.

[It would be very interesting to know who “certain other forces” and “certain senior non-police staff” are. Serious question: anyone got any guesses about that? - Morg]

The Statement of Purpose for the Company is:“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 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.”

Got that. In equal and active partnership with Government. A limited company, sitting outside of the terms of the FOI act, acting outside of any judicial oversight, which sets policy and issues directives to the Police forces of the UK equal to Government.

In 1999 it set up a subsidiary company, called
ACPO CPI Ltd … ACPO CPI Ltd will be managing the accreditation of private companies under the Community Safety Accreditation Scheme. This is the scheme that has hit the headlines this week with charges of the Home Office creating a Stasi type organisation in the UK.

… It should be clearly understood that ACPO CPI Ltd is not responsible for granting or refusing accreditation. ACPO CPI Ltd undertakes the examination of a company and then makes a recommendation to the Chief Officer responsible in the force area in which the application for accreditation has been made. It is each Chief Officer who individually decides whether to grant approval or not.

But bearing in mind, the same Chief Officers are also owners/ members of the ACPO, and therefore owners of ACPO CPI Ltd, it is unreasonable to assume that they will refuse any application recommended by themselves.

So now we have a situation where Chief Police Officers have formed a limited company, that company sets policy for all the Police Forces of the UK except Scotland, controls the force of PCSO's working alongside sworn police officers, and is now in the process via a subsidiary limited company of setting up private forces via an accreditation scheme sanctioned by the Home Office encapsulated in the Police Reform Act 2002.

Is this the creation of a private policing operation in the UK, completely outside of judicial oversight, whilst our sworn Police Officers are stuck behind desks filling in forms.

To make matters even worse, Chief Officers have completely washed their hands of any responsibility for the conduct of these private companies, the IPPC is excluded, instead, leaving any complaints by members of the public to be dealt with by those private company's own complaints procedures.

The attached document CSAS updated, Private Sector Companies, outlines the powers which are granted to these private operators, including handing out FPN's in contravention of the
Bill of Rights 1689 which guarantees citizens 'that all grants and promises of fines and forfeitures before conviction are illegal and void'.

It is clearly extending and enhancing the role of Big Brother government into the Policing of the UK using what can only be described as a private militia. (again, very illegal).

So its not about Community Safety (we have police officers for that), it is about the beginning of a private police force, a private militia, a Stasi. But what makes it even worse is that it will all be under the control of Senior Policemen behind a shield of limited companies.

… Reading through these documents, which are all in the public domain, but as the saying goes 'hidden in plain view', it is becoming quite clear that the setting up of a Police State is very well advanced, but in such a way that Politicians and Chief Constables can deny.

By taking the route that the ACPO have, putting everything behind a shield of limited companies, exempt from the Freedom of Information act and operating outside of judicial oversight, we are right to assume that the Police State are the unwritten objectives.

This is what is known as 'Leading beyond Authority', the doctrine taught to so many police and political leaders by Common Purpose. Now you’re seeing it in action, and it's ugly, offensive and dangerous.

As for the widely held view that Jacqui Smith is setting up a Stasi, which the
ACPO deny, it may be worth noting that I have it on good authority that whilst studying for her PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) degree at Hertford College, Oxford it was East German rather than British politics that she concentrated her efforts on.

To close the loop, it appears that the 3rd member of the Triumvate, the Association of Police Authorities (
APA) is also a limited company, which means that they also sit outside of the requirements of the FOI Act and any judicial oversight. Their Articles of Association attached.

Or the NPIA who I wrote about in April 07. The NPIA is NOT a Crown body. The NPIA is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) sponsored and funded by the Home Office. The NPIA will have a budget of around £700m in its first year. These are the guys who run all the Databases, the PNC, the DNA database, the Childrens DNA database, the Sex&Violent Offenders Database, IDENT1, the National Fingerprint and Palmprint database etc. In other words party political control of key police functions, because they report to the minister, not the ministry.

… Its easy to see why so many real police men and women, sworn officers, are feeling so hacked off at whats going on, so frustrated. … Please also note that I am detailing primarily the ACPO not Police Forces when I say they are outside of the FOI Act.So, when you are told, nothing to see here, move on, just remember who is telling you that.

Be afraid, very very afraid. Go read it all. It’s a lot of reading, and quite complex, but we really do ALL need to know about this. When I say ALL, I mean everyone, every adult in the entire country. This is well beyond party politics.




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