Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook: Practice and Procedure

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Clive Harfield
OUP Oxford, Aug 27, 2009 - Law - 912 pages
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This practical handbook follows the successful flexicover format of Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook and is designed to complement that publication by offering guidance on good practice in core policing areas. Aimed at junior patrol officers, student officers and trainee detectives, it draws together practical advice across a wide range of police duties, along with extracts and explanations of official policy and guidance from ACPO, the National Policing Improvement Agency 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, to aid reader's grasp of the issues.

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List of Contributors
PART ONE Evidence Management
Instant Resolutions
Scene Preservation
Stop and Search
Police Powers of Entry Search and Seizure
Identification Procedures 6 Covert Investigation 7 Victims and Witnesses 8 Disclosure and Public Interest Immunity
Health and Safety and First
Government ProtectiveMarking Scheme
PART THREENeighbourhood Policing 19 Context andImportance ofNeighbourhood Policing 20 The Ten Principles of Neighbourhood Policing
Neighbourhood Policing Teams
Citizen Focus 24 Signal Crimes Perspective 25 ProblemSolving
Crime Prevention
PART FOUR Protective Services

Court Procedure PART TWO Knowledge Management 10 Police Authorities 11 Associationof ChiefPoliceOfficers ACPO Values
Standards of Professional Behaviour
Human Rights
Knowledge Management
Planning and RiskManagement to Achieve Harm Reduction
Major Crime and Homicide Response 28 Serious Organized and CrossBorder Crime 29 CounterTerrorism and Extremism 30 Civil Contingencies 31 ...
Protecting the Publicand Vulnerable Persons

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