You can read steps to take to manage events after serious firearms incidents
We have recently published guidance to assist officers and staff following an armed policing incident which leads to a death or serious injury.
The post-deployment authorised professional practice aims to balance the need for an open, full and independent investigation of any incident with managing any ongoing threat to the public and attending to the welfare of those involved.
It will tell you steps that can be taken to provide transparency, including considering separation, supervising officers and involving the Independent Police Complaints Commission.
The guidance also makes a number of key points:
College of Policing CEO Alex Marshall said: 'Officers who carry out armed duties are volunteers with high levels of training who put themselves at risk to protect the public and should be treated as professional witnesses unless there are reasons to believe that they have not acted professionally.
'There should be no conferring before a statement is made but, if police are responding to an ongoing situation, we expect officers to make practical decisions about providing operational information to protect the public.
'We are aware that automatic separation is perceived very negatively by officers and we are satisfied that the approach set out in the guidance provides the necessary protection and support both to the independent investigation and those most closely involved.'
You can read the full guidance on the College website.