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Latest changes – command

Date Category Guidance Changes
Armed policing Command
  • Amendment to existing section on 'Command roles and functions' – addition of content about separation of responsibilities of different functions.
  • Addition of new section and content with subheading 'Planning meetings', beneath 'Initial command responsibility'.
  • Amendment to existing section on 'Sustained public protection' – addition of content about balancing risk and sufficiency of evidence, and consulting with sentencing guidelines.
  • Amendment to replace the term 'imminent' with 'real and immediate' in the existing section, 'Approval and authorisation of tactical plans'.
  • Amendment to bulleted lists of responsibilities for both strategic firearms commanders (SFCs) and tactical firearms commanders (TFCs), to clarify that 'actions and decisions are recorded in accordance with national minimum standards'.
  • Renamed heading 'Occupational and operational competence within command roles' to 'Selection and accreditation for command and tactical advisor roles', and added content relating to an auditable selection process for SFCs and TFCs. 
  • Addition of new content beneath existing heading 'Re-accreditation and refresher process for commanders and tactical advisors'.
Armed policing Command

Updated content.

Armed policing Command

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

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