Overview of the 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
National Wildlife Crime Unit Strategic Assessment updated to 2022 version.
|Civil emergencies > Civil contingencies||Risk assessment||
Corrected a broken link to the NDM within risk assessment, paragraph 2.
|Investigation||Working with suspects||
A sentence and link added for the APP on Police response to a concern for a child, Arrest strategy added in the Investigation > Working suspects > other considerations section.
|Prosecution and case management||Possible justice outcomes following investigation||
2012 ACPO 'Guidance on the Use of Community Resolutions (CR) Incorporating Restorative Justice' replaced by 2022 NPCC 'Community resolutions guidance'.
'Managing scenes' moved into new section under Investigative strategies – Scene strategy.
|Investigation > Investigative strategies||Scene strategy||
'Managing scenes' now titled 'Scene strategy', and moved from 'Managing investigations' into new section under 'Investigative strategies'.
|Extraction of material from digital devices||Extraction of material from digital devices||
APP replaced by the Home Office code of practice. APP removed and replaced with links to the code of practice and the College guidance for sanctioning officers
|Detention and custody||Response, arrest and detention||
Information added about changes affecting pre-charge bail due to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Act 2022.
|Investigation > Investigative interviewing||Investigative interviewing||
Edited section about the difference between a caution and a special warning.
|Stop and search > Legal||Legal application||
New section added on the use of force during stop and search.