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 contactus@college.police.uk

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 contactcentre@college.police.uk. All requests must be approved by the relevant Policing Standards Manager.

Latest changes to APP

Date Category Guidance Changes
Operations Operational review

Link to the Murder Manual replaced with link to the Major Crime Manual.

Operations Reference material

Link to the Murder Manual replaced with link to the Major Crime Manual.

Armed policing Conducted energy devices (Taser)

Broken links to tables amended.

Information management > Management of police information Retention, review and disposal

Definition of MoPI groups amended to reflect changes in light of Schedule 18 of the Sentencing Act 2020.

Major investigation and public protection > Missing persons Specific investigations

Wording in section on notifying the British transport police of suicidal missing persons amended..

Civil emergencies > Civil contingencies Planning

Added 'notifiable animal diseases' and removed animal health act 1981 section 60 section and replaced with link.

Major investigation and public protection > Homicide Homicide and major crime publications

Major Crime Investigation manual published.

Major investigation and public protection Major incident room standardised administrative procedures (MIRSAP)

Updated MIRSAP manual published.

Major investigation and public protection > Investigating child abuse and safeguarding children > Police response to investigating child abuse Risk and associated investigations

Publication of County lines child criminal exploitation.

Armed policing Conducted energy devices (Taser)

Updated CED leaflet links.

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