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
Investigation Investigation process

New reference document (College of Policing (2022) Delivering a death message) added to Investigation process.

Mental health Suicide and bereavement response

Added new reference document (College of Policing (2022) Delivering a death message) to the section on Conveying the message.

Information management > Management of police information Review, retention and disposal

Changed title of page from 'Retention, review and disposal' to 'Review, retention and disposal'.

Added information about nominals under 10 years old, Children Act 2004 requirements, Public Sector Equality Duty, the rights of nominals and retention criteria and changed references of 'offenders or suspected offenders' to 'nominals'.

Stop and search > Legal Legal basis

28/12/2022 - amendments carried out to section called ' S60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994' following the Home Secretary’s decision to rescind elements of the Best Use of Stop and Search Scheme (BUSSS) specifically relating to Section 60.

Civil emergencies > Civil contingencies Risk assessment

Removed typo from end of page

Investigation Investigation introduction

Added link to Professionalising Investigations Programme (PIP) policy.

Stop and search > Legal Legal application

Style changes to table in 'Most proportionate: the search' to improve accessibility.

Major investigation and public protection > Managing sexual offenders and violent offenders Travelling abroad

Updates to INTERPOL section following MOSOVO updates, including addition of link to the APP on Investigations > International.

Investigation Wildlife crime

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.

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