Abbreviations

This section has been included to assist you interpreting the abbreviations that you are likely to come across in our Publication Scheme and website. Not all of the below listed abbreviations can be found in the classes of information, but may relate to the wider policing arena.

 

A

APS
AIU
ASBO
ALO
ARV
ACC
ACPO
AFR
ANPR
AA

Accelerated Promotion Scheme
Accident Investigation Unit
Anti-Social Behaviour Order
Architectural Liaison Officer
Armed Response Vehicle
Assistant Chief Constable
Association of Chief Police Officers
Automatic Fingerprint Recognition
Automatic Number Plate Reader
Automobile Association

B

BVPI
BTP

Best Value Performance Indicator
British Transport Police

C

COI
CC
CPA
CPU
CCTV
CRO
CJD
CRO
CPS

Central Office of Information
Chief Constable
Child Protection Agency
Child Protection Unit
Closed Circuit Television
Crime Reduction Officer
Criminal Justice Department
Criminal Records Office
Crown Prosecution Service

D

DCC
DCI
DI
DIO
DIP
DVC

Deputy Chief Constable
Detective Chief Inspector
Detective Inspector
Divisional Intelligence Officer
Drug Intervention Programme
Domestic Violence Co-ordinator

E

ERO
ECHR

Evidence Review Officer
European Convention on Human Rights

F

FLO
FIB
FSS

Family Liaison Officer
Force Intelligence Bureau
Forensic Science Service

G

GBH
GCC
GDVIP
GOSW

Grievous Bodily Harm
Gloucestershire County Council
Glos. Domestic Violence Intervention Project
Government Office South West

H

HO
HMIC
HMP

Home Office
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary
Her Majesty's Prison

I

IT
IAG
INA
ILO

Information Technology
Independent Advisory Group
Inspector Neighbourhood Area
Intelligence Liaison Officer

J

JCC

Joint Control Centre

K

 

 

L

LAGLO

Lesbian and Gay Liaison Officer

M

MIR

Major Incident Room

N

NACRO
NARPO
NCIS
NCS
NIM
NTA
NHW

National Association for the Care & Resettlement of Offenders
National Association of Retired Police Officers
National Crime Intelligence Service
National Crime Squad
National Intelligence Model
National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse
Neighbourhood Watch Association

O

OIC

Officer in Case / Officer in Charge

P

PAB
PCCM
PCSO
PACE
PiP
PNC
PPO
PYO

Personal Attack Button
Police Community Consultative Meetings
Police Community Support Officer
Police and Criminal Evidence Act
Police Information Point
Police National Computer
Prolific and Priority Offenders
Persistent Young Offender

Q

QPM

Queen's Police Medal

R

RBO

Rural Beat Officer

S

SAG
SCT

Substance Action Group
Safer Community Team

T

TWT

Tactical Weapons Team

U

URN

Unique Reference Number

V

VSS

Victim Support Schemes

W

 

 

X

 

 

Y

 

 

Z

 

 

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