Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2018: Law is a compact and portable resource, specifically designed to meet the reference needs of police officers whilst out on patrol. The book clearly explains and interprets the relevant legislation and powers of arrest, points to prove, practical considerations, and related cases. Easy to access and navigate, the Handbook covers over 100 common offences in the areas of general crime, assaults, drugs, sexual offences, public disorder, licensing, and road traffic. It is written in a concise and accessible style, with a clearly structured format and handy icons to aid consultation. It covers a wide range of common offences and clearly explains and interprets the relevant legislation. At a glance you can access everything you need to make a quick, informed decision in a host of everyday policing situations. The 2018 edition is fully updated to include all recent legislative developments, including: the Psychoactive Drugs Act 2016, Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016, Immigration Act 2016, Modern Slavery Act 2016 and the Policing and Crime Act 2017. The book also includes changes to the PACE Codes of Practice and new HO/MOJ Circulars guidance.
Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook: Practice & Procedure, Second Edition is designed to complement the law volume by offering guidance on good practice in core policing areas. Aimed at junior patrol officers, student officers, and trainees it draws together practical advice across a wide range of police duties, along with extracts and explanations official policy and guidance from the College of Policing, and the National Centre for Policing Excellence.
The Handbook provides guidance on a structured approach to police work based on established national principles and practices and is divided into four parts: Evidence Management, which offers advice on the capture and handling of evidence with chapters on crime scene management, disclosure, witness and victim management, and court procedure; Knowledge-based Policing, which outlines the National Intelligence Model, the Police Code of Conduct, human rights, planning and risk management, and dealing with the media; Neighbourhood Policing, which covers the principles and team structures, partnerships, problem-solving techniques, and crime prevention; and Protective Services Policing, which looks at the role of the first responder in major incident response, major crime, and civil contingencies.
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Police National Legal Database (PNLD), ,Mark Hartley, Strategic Consultant in Operational Policing and former Legal Advisor, PNLD,Clive Harfield, Adjunct Fellow, Griffith University, Australia
The Police National Legal Database (PNLD) is a comprehensive legal database covering all legal information that police officers are required to know. It is housed within West Yorkshire Police Training School at Bishopsgarth in Wakefield and is the official online legal database used by the 43 police forces in England & Wales.
Mark Hartley is a former police officer with West Yorkshire Police and legal adviser for the Police National Legal Database. He is currently a strategic consultant in operational policing with the Abu Dhabi Police. He has a Law degree from Leeds University, later qualifying with a graduate certificate and diploma in management studies and, more recently, a post graduate diploma in Law with distinction. He is currently studying for a PhD in policy transfer at Leeds University.
Fraser Sampson LLB, LLM, MBA is the Chief Executive for the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner, West Yorkshire, as well as Interim Chief Executive Officer for the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner, North Yorkshire. Formerly Head of the National Police Training Examinations and Assesment Unit and of the Police Law Unit at national law firm Walker Morris, he is also an Associate Tutor at the University of Glamorgan. He has written and spoken widely in the news media on current Police Law issues and is a leading authority in this area.
Clive Harfield is Adjunct Fellow at Griffith University, Australia, and specialist advisor on law and justice reform to the governments of Australia and Papua New Guinea. As a Detective Inspector he previously served with the National Crime Squad, and was a BCU Intelligence and Covert Operations Manager for Warwickshire Police.