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

Join the Police Forum where you can discuss the current issues and Police Legislation with real Police Officers

In the News
Lack of support for police handling traffic chaos criticised 13:25, 25th July GMT
Kent PCC speaks out after weekend of misery for cross-Channel travellers and deployment of constabulary's helicopter.
Man sentenced after attacking officers with angle grinder 11:48, 25th July GMT
Four officers involved in incident won national bravery award earlier this month.
The changing world, not funding cuts, is the greatest test the police face 10:26, 25th July GMT
Police Foundation director Rick Muir says crime has changed character.
Just 15 forces showing government 'true level' of violence suffered by officers 05:00, 25th July GMT
Home Office is trying to compile stats on assaults and guesses 23,000 suffered last year.
New South Yorks chief starts four months early 15:14, 22nd July GMT
North Yorks chief to return to force, while West Yorks chief super makes move south.
Claims of 'civil war' over Police Fed finances 05:00, 25th July GMT
PoliceOracle.com understands there are fears the leadership at Leatherhead is trying to ignore the views of rank-and-file.
Man jailed after using drone to fly contraband into prisons 05:00, 25th July GMT
Daniel Kelly is first person to be jailed for the crime.
Ex-officer Mike Pannett pens new 'Crime Squad' memoir 05:00, 23rd July GMT
Latest book by well-known commentator lifts the lid on his time in the Met.
Force 'sends officers to charity shops to source equipment' 05:00, 25th July GMT
Police Federation general secretary launches attack on impact of cuts.
Officers gearing up for 180-mile annual bike ride 05:00, 23rd July GMT
To date the tour has raised over £130,000.