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The only portable, succinct law reference for police officers on the beat
Covers over 100 different offences in the areas of general crime, assaults, drugs, sexual offences, public disorder, firearms, licensing, and road traffic
Written and endorsed by the Police National Legal Database (PNLD) - the officially endorsed online legal information service for police forces in England and Wales
Clearly lays out all the legislation you need on patrol along with points to prove, powers of arrest, related cases, and practical considerations
Useful appendices at the back of the book contain religious dates and events, traffic data, a firearms ages chart, and handy contact and web addresses
Fully up to date with the latest legislation, including 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 2020 is designed specifically to meet the reference needs of officers whilst out on patrol. Written in a concise and accessible style, it covers a wide range of common offences and clearly explains and interprets the relevant legislation. Using clear and consistent presentation throughout, each chapter offers you a definition of the offence, the points to prove, and a clear system of icons covering police powers and mode of trial. At a glance, you can access everything you need to make a quick, informed decision in a host of everyday policing situations.
The fourteenth edition of this highly regarded and successful Handbook is fully updated to include all recent legislative developments, including updates from the Policing and Crime Act 2017, Pyrotechnic Articles (Safety) Regulations 2015, the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, the Criminal Finance Act 2017, and the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and updated information on Hate Crimes and Cyber Stalking. The book also includes changes to the PACE Codes of Practice and new HO/MOJ Circulars guidance, as well as updated case law. Whatever your role - police patrol officer, supervisor, student police officer, PCSO or Special Constable - this is an invaluable tool for operational personnel.
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