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Latest changes to APP

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

Date Category Guidance Changes
Roads policing Disrupting criminality


Link to ACPO (2006) Guidance on the Seizure, Retention, and Disposal of Uninsured Motor Vehicles/ Motor Vehicles Driven by Uninsured Drivers replaced with National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC) (2021) Vehicle Recovery Group (VRG( Guide. 

Roads policing Management of incidents


Removed link to - Highways England and others (2019) CLEAR: Keeping Traffic Moving and replaced with link to Highways England and others (2021) CLEAR: Keeping Traffic Moving in following sections: 

- introduction paragraph

- conducting an initial incident assessment 

- R - remove the obstructions 

Roads policing Investigation of fatal and serious injury road collisions

Updated link to guidance on seizure, retention and disposal of human tissue. 

Investigation > Investigative strategies > Financial investigation Using financial information

Changed 'Her Majesty' reference to 'His Majesty'.

Live facial recognition Where – date, time, duration and location of deployment

Updated 'Her Majesty' reference to 'His Majesty'.

Major investigation and public protection > Managing sexual offenders and violent offenders Court orders and notices

Changed 'Her Majesty's Passport Office' to 'His Majesty's Passport Office'.

Prosecution and case management Enforcing sentences and managing offenders

Replaced all 'Her Majesty' references to 'His Majesty'.

Prosecution and case management Hearing and trial management

Updated 'Her Majesty' references to 'His Majesty'.

Prosecution and case management Victim and witness care

Changed 'Her Majesty' references to 'His Majesty'.

Mental health Suicide and bereavement response

Added links to guidance on planned assisted suicide and completed assisted suicide, under Suicide pacts or assisted suicide.

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