The track record of this organisation is to restrict civil liberties and to be self serving with regards to the police. All police work and policy should be publically accountable and there seems to be little justification for ploughing public money into this organisation.
The Association of Chief Police Officers is a private company which receives millions of pounds a year of state money. It advises Government, it sets policing policy, it campaigns for increased police powers, and is engaged in commercial activities over which it has a monopoly.
Much of the legislation which has reduced our liberties over the last 13 years has been proposed or strongly supported by ACPO.
As a private company it is not accountable to the public, and is not covered by the Freedom of Information act.