Consultation: Pre-Charge Bail

Have your say on new bail principles to support the police use of pre-charge bail.

The College of Policing, in partnership with the national policing lead for criminal justice, Chief Constable Chris Eyre, has consulted the police service and wider public on new bail principles to support police use of pre-charge bail.

The new set of bail principles - agreed by the business area, practitioners and stakeholders - was incorporated into Authorised Professional Practice (APP) in October 2013. As part of the service’s commitment to transparency and accountability, the College then carried out a public consultation on the bail principles. The consultation period began on 27 March 2014, and closed (following an extension) on 21 July 2014.

Download the pre-charge bail consultation document.

Download the response to the consultation on the use of pre-charge bail.

The final version of the principles will be included in APP later this year.

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