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Police Reform Act 2002

Section 96: President of ACPO

463.The Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Northern Ireland represents chief officers of police above the rank of chief superintendent. The President of ACPO, elected by the membership, is drawn from among the ranks of the chief constables of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, the Commissioner, Deputy Commissioner and Assistant Commissioners of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and the Commissioner of the City of London Police. (The Deputy Commissioner and Assistant Commissioners of the MPS are equivalent ranks to chief constable.) Currently, the President of ACPO serves for one year and remains in charge of his force during that time. From April 2003, the ACPO President will be elected for three years and will either resign or retire from his force. This section makes provision for the President of ACPO to retain the office of constable and the rank of chief constable during his term of office.

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