Policing guidance

Information and support for frontline policing to provide consistency and a better service for the public. Based on a wide range of evidence from police forces and experts.

COVID-19 restrictions

The latest on Step 4 restrictions, offences and fixed-penalty notices in England and the regulations for Wales. And our full downloadable briefing packs and other useful resources

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Explore more operational guidance and guidelines

Coming soon

Look out for new information, advice and guidance on:

  • how to effectively support people across all levels of policing, staff and volunteers
  • how to recognise and respond to people at risk

Authorised Professional Practice (APP)

Operational guidance on how to deal with different types of crime or incident. From first response through investigation, legal issues and public protection. We’ll be moving information onto this site soon

Go to Authorised Professional Practice (APP)