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
|Armed policing||Discharge of firearms||
Amendments to replace the term 'imminent' with 'real and immediate' – this change affects content under the existing sections, 'Critical shot' and 'Threat to life'.
|Armed policing||Legal framework||
Change to existing section on 'Lawful orders' to replace the term 'order' with 'authorisation'.
Amendment to existing sections on:
Addition of new content about 'Body-worn video' beneath existing section on 'Record information'.
|Armed policing||Use of force, firearms and less lethal weapons||
|Major investigation and public protection > Hate crime||Responding to hate||
Change to section on 'Hostility' to include antisemitism.
|Civil emergencies > Civil contingencies||Command, control and coordination||
In section 'Emergency preparedness in Wales', removed details about the Pan-Wales Response Plan as no longer relevant.
|Detention and custody||Detention and custody risk assessment||
Added question to 'Checklist: assessing detainees' – 'Is this your first time in police custody?'
|Major investigation and public protection||Gangs and youth violence||
Updated broken links to Home Office guidance on statutory injunctions to prevent gang-related violence and drug dealing (2016).
|Major investigation and public protection||Operation Hydrant||
Updated broken link to Hydrant Programme Group on Knowledge Hub.