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 contactus@college.police.uk

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 contactcentre@college.police.uk. All requests must be approved by the relevant Policing Standards Manager.

Latest changes to APP

Date Category Guidance Changes
Major investigation and public protection > Hate crime Responding to hate crimes

Updated link to THRIVE document from MLE to College learn.

Major investigation and public protection Knife crime

Link to Knife crime - a problem solving guide added.

Prosecution and case management Charging and case preparation

Removed a link to the 2011 prosecution team manual for guidance.

Removed section on the CPS and ACPO joint programme

Removed a link to the 2011 prosecution team manual for guidance - replaced with reference to DG6

Added to the list on police charge cases

Removed outdated pre-charge referral diagram

Removed links on preparing a file for case evidence - replaced with DG6 link

Amended CPS disclosure link to reflect the 2018 revised manual

Added a link on attorney General's guidance on Disclosure

Added a link on joint protocol on third party material

Major investigation and public protection Major incident room standardised administrative procedures (MIRSAP)

New link to MIRSAP page added to replace ACPO document.

Detention and custody > Detainee care Equality and individual needs

Sentence added about assistance dogs in custody.

Civil emergencies > Civil contingencies Specialist resources

Changed title from Mobilisation to Specialist resources to better reflect content and avoid duplication with Mobilisation APP. 

Investigation Working with suspects

Links to the Murder Manual replaced with links to the Major Crime manual (or removed if not relevant).

Investigation Working with victims and witnesses

Links to the Murder Manual replaced with links to the Major Crime manual (or removed if not relevant).

Investigation > Investigative strategies Automatic number plate recognition (ANPR)

Link to the Murder Manual removed.

Major investigation and public protection Gun crime

Link to the Murder Manual replaced with link to the Major Crime Manual.

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