Chris Fox, president of the Association of Chief Police Officers, said:
'Under this policy, no member of the police service, whether police officer or police staff, may be a member of an organisation whose constitution, aims, objectives or pronouncements contradict the general duty to promote race equality. This specifically includes the British National Party.
'We anticipate that non-compliance will result in dismissal.'
-This national policy comes under the provisions of Regulation 6, Police Regulations 2003, Police (Conduct) Regulations 1999 and the Police Support Staff Conditions of Service.
-Through a series of committees and working groups ACPO members, often in consultation with other groups, develop policy and guidance for the police service. The association aims to assist chief officers in providing excellence in leadership of the service; to ensure a professional and ethical service is delivered to all communities; and to provide professional advice to government, police authorities, other organisations and individuals with an interest in policing issues.
-ACPO's 292 members are; police officers of assistant chief constable rank (Commanders in the Metropolitan Police and City of London Police) and above, and senior non-police managers, in the 44 forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, plus national agencies such as NCIS and the National Crime Squad, and other forces such as British Transport Police and states of Jersey Police.