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Detention and custody

Authorised Professional Practice

This page is from APP, the official source of professional practice for policing.

Detention and custody

The Detention and Custody Authorised Professional Practice module has been developed through the consolidation of pre-existing guidance*, current legislation and consensus of expert opinion. Where the guidance draws on any empirical evidence it is explicitly referenced in the text.

*Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) (2012) Guidance on the Safer Detention and Handling of Persons in Police Custody (second edition). This document was formally decommissioned on 22 October 2012.

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