The Companies Act 1985
Company Limited By Guarantee And Not Having A Share Capital
MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION
THE ASSOCIATION OF CHIEF POLICE OFFICERS OF ENGLAND,
WALES AND NORTHERN IRELAND
Incorporated on the 1st day of April 1997
This version was accepted by a ballot of members in October 2006.
MEMORANDUM OF ASSOCIATION
1. The name of the Company (hereinafter called “the Company”) is “The Association of Chief Police Officers of England, Wales and Northern Ireland”.
2. The registered office of the Company will be situated in England and Wales.
3. 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.”
4. The objects for which the Company exists are:
(a) To provide strong and visible leadership to the Police Service of England, Wales and Northern Ireland, inspiring confidence in those we lead, our partners and the diverse communities we serve.
(b) To ensure, with our partners, that the development of Doctrine for the service is conducted in a professional and co-ordinated manner, supporting the continuous improvement of policing for the benefit of the communities that we serve.
(c) To be recognised as a principal voice of the service by those seeking a professional view on all policing matters, including the government, the media and the agencies with whom we work, both nationally and globally.
(d) To co-ordinate the strategic policing response, in times of national need, on behalf of all chief officers.
(e) To support and encourage our members in achieving and...