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View some of the abbreviations and acronyms used by the police.  

 

List of acronyms

 
ABE Achieving Best Evidence
ABH Actual Bodily Harm
ACE Adverse Childhood Experiences
ASB Anti-social Behaviour
CID Crime Investigation Department
CSA Child Sexual Abuse
CSE Child Sexual Exploitation
DA Domestic Abuse
DV Domestic Violence
DVPO Domestic Violence Protection Order
FGM Female Genital Mutilation
FGMPO Female Genital Mutilation Protection Order
FLO Family Liaison Officer
FM Forced Marriage
FMPO Forced Marriage Protection Order
GBH Grievous Bodily Harm
HBA Honour Based Abuse
HBV Honour Based Violence
ICAIT Internet Child Abuse Investigation Team
IDVA Independent Domestic Violence Advisor
IIOC Indecent Images of Children
ISVA Independent Sexual Violence Advisor
MASH Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub
Misper Missing Person
NCLCC National County Lines Coordination Centre
NFA No Further Action and No Fixed Abode
NSPCC National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
OCG Organised Crime Group
OIC Officer in Case
PPU Public Protection Unit
RASSO Rape and Serious Sexual Offences
RSO Registered Sex Offender
RUI Released Under Investigation
SARC Sexual Assault Referral Centre
SIO Senior Investigation Officer
SPO Stalking Protection Order
VAP Violence Against Person
VAWDASV Violence Against Women, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

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