Latest changes – armed policing

Date Category Guidance Changes
Armed policing Deployment of authorised firearms officers (AFOs)

Destruction of animals – wording change from should to must – 'Where time permits, a firearms tactical advisor must be contacted.'

Armed policing Issue and carriage of firearms

Amended content for 'Standing authority for the issue and carriage of firearms' and new section added below - Protection and Vulnerability Mitigation (PVM) arrangements.

Armed policing Conducted energy devices (Taser)

Updated changes to Taser APP document.

Armed policing Conducted energy devices (Taser)

Broken links to tables amended.

Armed policing Conducted energy devices (Taser)

Updated CED leaflet links.

Armed policing Attenuating energy projectiles

Risk factors section - replaced (SACMILL) with (DOMILL) Effects section - added 'is after 'but it'.

Armed policing Conducted energy devices (Taser)

Medical assessment section replaced (within aftercare section) CED information leaflets section replaced.

Armed policing Armed policing reference material

Amended location of a reference from MLE to Knowledge Hub.

Armed policing Armed deployment

Amend to section on de-escalation of conflict

Armed policing Weapons and equipment

Amends made to ballistic protection section.

Armed policing Armed deployment

Updated content

Armed policing Armed policing reference material

Updated content

Armed policing Armed policing strategic threat and risk assessment (APSTRA)

Updated content and changed title of module.

Armed policing Attenuating energy projectiles

Updated content.

Armed policing Command

Updated content.

Armed policing Deployment of authorised firearms officers (AFOs)

Updated content

Armed policing Discharge of firearms

Updated content

Armed policing Issue and carriage of firearms

Updated content.

Armed policing Legal framework

Updated content.

Armed policing National Police Firearms Training Curriculum (NPFTC)

Updated content.

Armed policing Post-deployment

Updated content.

Armed policing Use of force, firearms and less lethal weapons

Updated content

Armed policing Weapons and equipment

Updated content.

Armed policing Conducted energy devices (Taser)

Reference documents added to support the latest T7 model.

Armed policing Conducted energy devices (Taser)

Updated content to reflect latest model.

Armed policing Post-deployment

Post-deployment replaced with updated version.

Armed policing Conducted energy devices (Taser)

Content for Use of force reporting amended.

Armed policing Conducted energy devices (Taser)

Update IPCC to IOPC and amend link to IOPC guidance.

Armed policing Use of force, firearms and less lethal weapons

Replaced 2013 Home Office Code of Practice with new College 2020 Code of Practice on Armed Policing and Police use of Less Lethal Weapons.

Armed policing Weapons and equipment

Updated wording around percussion grenades.

Armed policing Use of force, firearms and less lethal weapons

Correct link added to pdf of ‘Home Office (2003) Code of Practice on the Police use of Firearms and Less Lethal Weapons.

Armed policing Use of force, firearms and less lethal weapons

Removed incorrect link to Home Office (2003) Code of Practice on the Police use of Firearms and Less Lethal Weapons.

Armed policing Use of force, firearms and less lethal weapons

Changes to Discharge of Firearms, and Use of Force, Firearms and less lethal weapons - Includes explanation around critical and conventional shots; terminology change - direction replaced by tasking.

Armed policing Weapons and equipment

Minor amendment wording around weapons and exhibits - formatting.

Armed policing Conducted energy devices (Taser)

Updated information leaflets for use of Taser.

Armed policing Post-deployment

Various change to maintain currency in line with review.

Armed policing Conducted energy devices (Taser)

Update to reflect new authorised model.

Armed policing Conducted energy devices (Taser)

New reference material added - information leaflets.

Armed policing Armed deployment

Update to information on Taser.

Armed policing Conducted energy devices (Taser)

Update to information on Taser.

Armed policing Post-deployment

Who should conduct an organisational learning debrief:

Addition of paragraph concerning sustained public protection, the balance of operational risk associated with surveillance operations and armed intervention. 

Armed policing Armed deployment

Addition of paragraph concerning sustained public protection, the balance of operational risk associated with surveillance operations and armed intervention.

Armed policing Command

Addition of paragraph concerning sustained public protection, the balance of operational risk associated with surveillance operations and armed intervention.

Armed policing Post-deployment

Addition of information on operational debrief; clarification of information on separation.

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