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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
|Civil emergencies > Disaster victim identification||Inquests and inquiries||
Removed the link to Jones, J. KBE (2017) from Judicial inquiries and moved it to the Overview page for disaster victim identification .
|Investigation||Acid and corrosive substances||
Added link to the Home Office (2022) statutory guidance: Offensive Weapons Act 2019, part 1.
|Major investigation and public protection||Knife crime||
Added link to Home Office (2022) Statutory guidance: Offensive Weapons Act 2019, parts 3, 4 and 5.
|Major investigation and public protection > Modern slavery||Partner agencies||
Updated UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) email address.
Added a link to the NPCC Retention, Storage and Destruction of Materials and Records relating to Forensic Examination Guidance V1 under 'Other sources of information and guidance'.
|Information management > Management of police information||Retention, review and disposal||
Updated the link to guidance on the retention, storage and destruction of materials and records related to forensic examination.
|Armed policing||Deployment of authorised firearms officers (AFOs)||
Destruction of animals – wording change from should to must – 'Where time permits, a firearms tactical advisor must be contacted.'
|Armed policing||Issue and carriage of firearms||
Amended content for 'Standing authority for the issue and carriage of firearms' and new section added below - Protection and Vulnerability Mitigation (PVM) arrangements.
|Major investigation and public protection > Domestic abuse||Call handler and front counter staff response to a domestic abuse incident||
New section added – Principles for telephone or video first response to domestic abuse
|Major investigation and public protection > Missing persons||Missing persons||
Missing Persons Bureau updated to UK Missing Persons Unit across all modules