Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2018: Law & Practice and Procedure Pack

ISBN : 9780198806165

Police National Legal Database; Mark Hartley ; Clive Harfield ; Fraser Sampson
1632 Pages
Multiple Copy Pack
100 x 180 mm
Pub date
Sep 2017
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Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2018: Law and Practice & Procedure Pack combines the Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2018: Law with the Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook : Practice & Procedure, Second Edition.

Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2018: Law is a compact and portable resource, specifically designed to meet the reference needs of police officers whilst out on patrol. The book clearly explains and interprets the relevant legislation and powers of arrest, points to prove, practical considerations, and related cases. Easy to access and navigate, the Handbook covers over 100 common offences in the areas of general crime, assaults, drugs, sexual offences, public disorder, licensing, and road traffic. It is written in a concise and accessible style, with a clearly structured format and handy icons to aid consultation. It covers a wide range of common offences and clearly explains and interprets the relevant legislation. At a glance you can access everything you need to make a quick, informed decision in a host of everyday policing situations. The 2018 edition is fully updated to include all recent legislative developments, including: the Psychoactive Drugs Act 2016, Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016, Immigration Act 2016, Modern Slavery Act 2016 and the Policing and Crime Act 2017. The book also includes changes to the PACE Codes of Practice and new HO/MOJ Circulars guidance.

Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook: Practice & Procedure, Second Edition is designed to complement the law volume by offering guidance on good practice in core policing areas. Aimed at junior patrol officers, student officers, and trainees it draws together practical advice across a wide range of police duties, along with extracts and explanations official policy and guidance from the College of Policing, and the National Centre for Policing Excellence.

The Handbook provides guidance on a structured approach to police work based on established national principles and practices and is divided into four parts: Evidence Management, which offers advice on the capture and handling of evidence with chapters on crime scene management, disclosure, witness and victim management, and court procedure; Knowledge-based Policing, which outlines the National Intelligence Model, the Police Code of Conduct, human rights, planning and risk management, and dealing with the media; Neighbourhood Policing, which covers the principles and team structures, partnerships, problem-solving techniques, and crime prevention; and Protective Services Policing, which looks at the role of the first responder in major incident response, major crime, and civil contingencies.

Commentary is accompanied with features such as boxed examples, checklists, diagrams, practical tips, and flow-charts.


1 Introduction
2 Assaults and Violence
3 Crime: Dishonesty
4 Crime: General
5 Drugs
6 Sexual Offences and Assaults
7 Public Disorder/Nuisance
8 Firearms, Fireworks, and Weapons
9 Alcohol and Licensing
10 Road Traffic
11 General: Patrol
12 Powers and Procedures
13 Patrol Matters and Guidance
Useful Contacts
Traffic Data - Vehicle Catagories and Groups
Firearms Offences Relating to Age
Religious Dates/Events
Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook: Practice and Procedure
Evidence Management
1 Instant Resolutions
2 Scene Preservation
3 Stop and Search
4 Police Powers of Entry, Search, and Seizure
5 Identification Procedures
6 Covert Investigation
7 Victims and Witnesses
8 Disclosure and Public Interest Immunity
9 Court Procedure
Knowledge Management
10 The Changing Role of Accountability - Police and Crime Commissioners
11 Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Values
12 Standards of Professional Behaviour
13 Human Rights
14 Knowledge Management
15 Planning and Risk Management to Achieve Harm Reduction
16 Health and Safety and First Aid
17 Media
18 Government Protective Marking Scheme
Neighbourhood Policing
19 Context and Importance of Neighbourhood Policing
20 The Ten Principles of Neighbourhood Policing
21 Neighbourhood Policing Teams
22 Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships and Community Safety Partnerships
23 Citizen Focus
24 Signal Crimes Perspective
25 Problem-Solving
26 Crime Prevention
Protective Services
27 Major Crime and Homicide Response
28 Serious, Organized, and Cross-Border Crime
29 Counter-Terrorism and Extremism
30 Civil Contingencies
31 Critical Incidents
32 Public Order
33 Strategic Road Policing
34 Protecting the Public and Vulnerable Persons

About the author: 

The Police National Legal Database (PNLD) is a comprehensive legal database covering all legal information that police officers are required to know. It is housed within West Yorkshire Police Training School at Bishopsgarth in Wakefield and is the official online legal database used by the 43 police forces in England & Wales. ; Mark Hartley is a former police officer with West Yorkshire Police and legal adviser for the Police National Legal Database. He is currently a strategic consultant in operational policing with the Abu Dhabi Police. He has a Law degree from Leeds University, later qualifying with a graduate certificate and diploma in management studies and, more recently, a post graduate diploma in Law with distinction. He is currently studying for a PhD in policy transfer at Leeds University. ; Fraser Sampson LLB, LLM, MBA is the Chief Executive for the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner, West Yorkshire, as well as Interim Chief Executive Officer for the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner, North Yorkshire. Formerly Head of the National Police Training Examinations and Assesment Unit and of the Police Law Unit at national law firm Walker Morris, he is also an Associate Tutor at the University of Glamorgan. He has written and spoken widely in the news media on current Police Law issues and is a leading authority in this area. ; Clive Harfield is Adjunct Fellow at Griffith University, Australia, and specialist advisor on law and justice reform to the governments of Australia and Papua New Guinea. As a Detective Inspector he previously served with the National Crime Squad, and was a BCU Intelligence and Covert Operations Manager for Warwickshire Police.

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