Authorised Professional Practice (APP)

The College has authorised APP as the national source of professional practice on policing.

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Authorised Professional Practice is the body of consolidated guidance for policing, and is available on the APP website

APP significantly reduces the amount of national guidance in circulation, and encourages the use of professional discretion. The APP website FAQ page contains answers to frequently asked questions.

On the right side of this page, you can download reference material linked to APP.

The College of Policing is currently consulting on our review of police guidance covering all aspects of violence and public protection. The revised guidance will ultimately be published as part of APP. For more information, see our Consultation: Violence and Public Protection page.

For more information, please see the Authorised Professional Practice community on POLKA (for police users who are registered on POLKA) or email APP.