Latest changes to APP

APP is subject to review (either scheduled or triggered) in consultation with the relevant National Policing Business Area. All amendments go through a review process and further information is available from [email protected]

More detailed changes to APP content may be recorded separately by the the APP team. If you require a copy of APP as it was on a particular date (for example, for an enquiry) please email [email protected]. All requests must be approved by the relevant Policing Standards Manager.

Latest changes to APP

Date Category Guidance Changes
Stop and search > Legal Legal application

New section added on the use of force during stop and search.

Major investigation and public protection Knife crime

Document title changed from 'Guidelines on the Investigation, Cautioning and Charging of Knife Crime Offences' to 'Guidelines on the Cautioning and Charging of Knife Crime Offences'. Link updated to the latest version of the document.

Civil emergencies > Civil contingencies Specialist resources

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) changed to Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

Civil emergencies > Disaster victim identification DVI roles and responsibilities

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) changed to Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

Roads policing Investigation of fatal and serious injury road collisions

Broken link fixed to Derbyshire County Council roadside tributes and memorials policy.

Armed policing Post-deployment

Additional text to Stage 3 – personal initial accounts and Stage 4 – detailed accounts, statements and interviews, about formal documentation due to possible subsequent legal, conduct or coronial proceedings.

Civil emergencies > Disaster victim identification National and international arrangements

Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) changed to Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO)

Civil emergencies > Disaster victim identification Recovering and identifying the deceased and human remains

Amended victim holding audit area acronym from HAA to VHAA.

New section added on road traffic collisions.

Post-incident procedures following death or serious injury Post-incident procedures following death or serious injury

Additional text to Stage 3 – personal initial accounts and Stage 4 – detailed accounts, statements and interviews, about formal documentation due to possible subsequent legal, conduct or coronial proceedings.

Investigation Managing investigations

Reintroduction of resources list.

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