- The only portable, succinct law reference for police officers on the beat.
- Covers over 400 offences in the areas of general patrol, crime, assaults, drugs, sexual offences, public disorder, firearms, weapons licensing, and road traffic.
- Clearly lays out all the legislation you need on patrol along with points to prove, powers of arrest, mode of trial, related cases, and practical considerations.
- Simple, standardised layout, with a clear system of icons to guide you through complex areas of legislation.
- Offers tips on searching for drugs, conflict resolution, and human rights issues.
- Useful appendices include: religious dates and events, traffic data, firearms offences relating to age, and handy contacts and web addresses.
New to this Edition:
- Updated to reflect changes to the syllabus since the previous edition was published
- Includes a new chapter on diversity, equality, and inclusion
Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2023 is the only book specifically designed for police officers while out on patrol. Covering a wide range of common offences, it clearly explains and interprets the relevant legislation, providing offence definitions, points to prove, and practical considerations. At a glance, you can access everything you need to make a quick, informed decision in a host of everyday policing situations. The sixteenth edition of this highly regarded and successful Handbook is fully updated to include all recent legislative developments and further changes to the 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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