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
Engagement and communication Media relations

Changed wording from unexplained to unexpected under ‘Arrests, charges and judicial outcomes’ under the heading ‘Deaths’

Investigation Acid and corrosive substances

Broken link to NHS infographic fixed

Major investigation and public protection > Hate crime Responding to hate

Interim changes in light of the Miller v College of Policing CA case 2021, ahead of a new Home Office code of practice about the recording and retention of personal data relating to non-crime hate incidents.

Major investigation and public protection > Hate crime Responding to non-crime hate incidents

Interim changes in light of the Miller v College of Policing CA case 2021, ahead of a new Home Office code of practice about the recording and retention of personal data relating to non-crime hate incidents.

Mental health Sources of help for those in need of mental and emotional support

Email changed  from [email protected] to [email protected] - in the section ‘Bereavement support after a death by suicide for adults’

Detention and custody > Detainee care Children and young persons

Edited the section on Local safeguarding children boards. Changed the section title to local safeguarding children partnerships - with new links. 

Detention and custody Moving and transporting detainees

Added an extra paragraph to the Prisoner escort and custody service section to reflect amendments changes due to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022

Detention and custody Response, arrest and detention

New paragraph added to the section on Persons attending a police station voluntarily who are not arrested to reflect the changes to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022.

Roads policing Investigation of fatal and serious injury road collisions

Updated link to new National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) National Roads Policing Strategy (2022-2025).

Covert policing Assisting offender debriefing

Updated to reflect legislation changes (Sentencing Act 2020)

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