Police Legislation

This section details various Acts, and offences and common laws that are commonly used by Police officers.

The Police Legislation is updated frequently to keep you informed with the new laws in the UK.

Police Information aim is to raise awareness of the range of health and safety legislation that applies to workplaces in Great Britain. It has been created to:

  • help users discover specific legislation that applies to their industry.
  • explain how to trace and obtain Acts and regulations.
  • provide links to organisations that can offer advice and guidance on legislation

The resources below is to provide a quick and easy point of reference for police practitioners who want to find out about the legislation.

A Selection of important UK Acts and Information

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The Metropolitan Police will investigate PC James Patrick over breaches of media policy.
New deputy chief takes up role 23:00, 22nd April GMT
Craig Guildford begins his appointment as the second-in-command at Gwent Police.
Officers' Taser use justified on suicidal man 23:00, 22nd April GMT
Use of less lethal weapon and pyrotechnic distraction device justified by watchdog despite injury.
'Redundant' specials given crime scene training 23:00, 22nd April GMT
Scenario based training package which takes specials through stages of initial investigation will give them added value to force.
Officer accused of tipping off drug dealers 23:00, 22nd April GMT
Police Scotland has suspended a police officer who tipped off drug dealers.
It is time to embrace our Code of Ethics 23:00, 22nd April GMT
Officers should embody the new document from the College of Policing and make it their own, says Irene Curtis.
Federation: Leadership change is a 'catalyst for reform' 23:00, 22nd April GMT
Staff association chairman believes departure will help kick start reform programme with a leader who will push change through.
Merseyside lost property tots up 23:00, 22nd April GMT
More than £35,000 worth of equipment and uniforms have been lost by the force in three years.
Officers cheat death in horrifying RTC 23:00, 21st April GMT
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