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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