Blackstone's Police Manual: General Police Duties 2012

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Oxford University Press, Incorporated, Aug 1, 2011 - Law - 435 pages
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Blackstone's Police Manuals, available in four volumes, are the leading police reference texts in the UK. Written in consultation with police forces across England and Wales, the Manuals are the only study guides endorsed by the National Policing Improvement Agency for OSPRE Part 1 Promotion Examinations.

Blackstone's Police Manual Volume 4: General Police Duties 2012, in line with the new OSPRE syllabus, covers all the relevant subject areas for candidates, including Terrorism and Associated Offences, Complaints and Misconduct, Weapons, and Public Disorder. Straightforward and accessible, each chapter offers a logical progression through the material and is extensively cross-referenced to provide a deeper understanding and more complete perspective of police duties. For complex or commonly misunderstood areas, there are handy Keynote boxes, which point to relevant case law or provide an example of how material is used in a practical sense, helping candidates to assimilate the information better and establish the connections between legislation and police procedure. The 2012 edition has been updated to incorporate all recent legislative developments and case law, including coverage of the Equality Act 2010 and the Crime and Security Act 2010. The 2012 edition also features three new chapters on Policing Powers and Powers of Arrest, Stop and Search, and Entry, Search and Seizure, incorporating the full PACE Codes of Practice, with helpful Keynotes to guide candidates through the legislation.

Blackstone's Police Manuals continue to be the most accessible, relevant, and focused revision materials for Promotion Examinations. Widely used by trainers as well as police officers going for promotion, their breadth and scope also make them an invaluable resource for anyone involved in police and criminal law.

Also available in the series are: Volume 1: Crime 2012, Volume 2: Evidence and Procedure 2012, and Volume 3: Road Policing 2012. Blackstone's Police Manuals are also available as an online service offering fast desktop access to the complete text of the four Manuals.

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Glenn Hutton BA, MPhil, FCIPD is a Director of Psychometric Technology Limited which designs and publishes psychological tests and provides selection and assessment services. Formerly a Superintendent in North Yorkshire Police, he also worked as Head of NPT Examinations and Assessment, Head of Training in North Yorkshire and as both Course Director and Director of Studies at the Police Staff College, Bramshill.

Gavin McKinnon LLB, LLM, MSc, MCIPR is Chief Superintendent and Director of Corporate and Public Affairs at the National Policing Improvement Agency with responsibility for marketing and communications, legal services, corporate governance, policy, and equality and diversity. He was formerly an officer in the RUC/PSNI, and Deputy Director of the Home Office Police Reform Unit.

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