• About Us


    The ACRO Criminal Records Office (ACRO) was founded in 2006 following a decision by the then Association of Chief Police Officers to establish an operationally focussed unit that would organise the management of criminal record information and improve the links between criminal records and biometric information.


    While ACRO still works on the kind of operations it was originally set up to deal with, the organisation has broadened its horizons over the years and now provides a wide range of services to police forces, law enforcement agencies and members of the public.



    ACRO prides itself on its innovative approach to problem solving and is proud of the investment it makes in its staff. ACRO won the title of Sunday Times Best Place to Work in the Public Sector 2010 and achieved the highest rank for public sector organisations in the 2011 Best Place to Work in the Public and Third Sector awards.


    The organisation became the first in the UK to achieve an "excellent" grading from Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabularies (HMIC) following a PNC compliance audit.


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    ACRO is hosted by Hampshire Constabulary, therefore ACRO staff are employed as Hampshire police staff but with supplemental ACRO policies, procedures and guidance. For a full list of ACRO vacancies, please click on the recruitment pages for Hampshire Constabulary.




    Winner of the Sunday Times Best Place to Work in the Public Sector Award 2010 & Top Public Sector Organisation 2011

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