New PCC visits ACRO

ACRO CEO Rob Price and Head of ACRO Tony Rowlinson with Hampshire PCC Donna Jones in front of a white background at ACRO HQ

New PCC impressed by ACRO’s work to keep communities safe across the world


ACRO CEO Rob Price and Head of ACRO Chief Superintendent Tony Rowlinson welcomed Donna Jones to ACRO recently.

Hampshire and the Isle of Wight’s new Police and Crime Commissioner, Donna Jones, visited ACRO Criminal Records Office in June.

The newly-elected PCC was keen to learn more about how the Hampshire-based national unit supports UK policing and the value it adds.

During her visit she had a tour of the offices where she chatted to a number of ACRO’s 330 staff about the important work they do to safeguard communities in the UK and across the world.

Donna Jones said: ‘I have been really impressed by my visit to ACRO and have taken away a clear understanding of the important work they do to keep millions of people safe both home and abroad. Being able to manage the threat of risk and harm at the level they work is outstanding.

‘I have been particularly impressed that during the pandemic they were able, at short notice, to develop the Covid fixed penalty notice process on behalf of our English and Welsh forces; saving those forces a considerable amount of time and money.

‘This excellent work opens up so many possibilities for the future projects.

‘It is pleasing to see that they provide skilled employment for more than 300 local people which can only boost the local economy.

‘I look forward to working with ACRO in the future and am especially excited to be joining the board.’

ACRO CEO Rob Price said: ‘We were really pleased to welcome the new PCC, Donna Jones, to ACRO so soon after her appointment.

‘She took an immediate interest in ACRO and the many services we provide on behalf of UK policing and for members of the public to ensure safer communities.

‘We look forward to working with Donna and drawing on her knowledge and experience in business, the criminal justice system and in her future national roles including combating serious and organised crime.’