- Police National Legal Database (PNLD), Mark Hartley, Fraser Sampson, and Clive Harfield (eds)
- Published by
- Oxford University Press
- Publication Date
- 22 September 2016
- 1,624 pages in 2 volumes
- 100 x 180 mm
Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2017: Law and Practice & Procedure Pack combines the Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2017: Law with the Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook : Practice & Procedure, Second Edition.
Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2017: 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 2017 edition is fully updated to include all recent legislative developments, including: the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015, the Serious Crime Act 2015, the Deregulation Act 2015, the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, and the Children and Families Act 2014, as well with guidance from the new Victims of Crime Code of Practice 2015. The book also changes to the PACE Codes of Practice, including Code A (2015) and Code E (2016), 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 ACPO, 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, ACPO values, 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.