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
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.

Major investigation and public protection > Domestic abuse Investigative development

Edited 'Signs of a disturbance' section to include reference to the National Crime Agency's (NCA) Forensic Medical Advice Team, which runs the National Injuries Database.

Information management Data protection

Added link to new audit and compliance briefing note.

Investigation Working with victims and witnesses

In Family liaison, added link to College of Policing (2021) Charter for families bereaved through public tragedy.

Investigation > International International investigation reference material and forms

Obsolete ICCC Enquiry form v 1.2 removed.

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