Acpo Agreement

Following the ACPO Parker audit, it was replaced in 2015 by a new body, the National Police Chiefs` Council, established under a police cooperation agreement pursuant to section 22A of the Police Act 1996. This document contains an agreement between the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the National Police Chiefs` Council (NPCC), the Chief Coroner and the Society of Coroners of England and Wales (CSEW). This agreement establishes a common understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the CPS, the police and the law clerk when an investigation reveals that a serious offence (with the exception of a health and safety or order offence1) may have caused death; presents best practices for communication between cpS, NPCC and forensic pathologists and the family/family of survivors; and ensures that forensic pathologists are informed of the progress made during the various outcomes of a criminal investigation. The aim of the Joint Working Agreement is to create a broad framework to help the local units of the three national organisations (Association of Chief Police Officers, Crown Prosecution Service and NHS Protect) to establish closer working arrangements to reduce the problem of violence and anti-social behaviour in the NHS. In 2011, the PSC agreed to publish data on the number of SOCPA agreements concluded each year and to make this information available to the Attorney General. Since 2012, these letters have been published on the SPC website…