Police Companion Guide

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The Beat Officer's Companion Written by Gordon Wilson, a former Warwickshire Superintendent. The original companion which is an excellent quick reference guide for English officers. The book is well presented and easily understood.
Beat Officer's Companion This guide is designed to aid the recall and interpretation of the growing amount of legislation on which UK police officers must base their decisions, this pocket-sized book is the leading practical guide for operational officers
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The Drug Officers Companion

Written by Paul Harper. An excellent quick reference guide for drug officers. The book is well presented and easily understood. 

The Traffic Officers Companion

Written by Gordon Wilson. An excellent quick reference guide for traffic officers. The book is well presented and easily understood.

Scottish Beat Officers Companion

Written by John Pilkington, a former Inspector with Strathclyde Police. An excellent quick reference guide for Scottish officers. The book is well laid out and easy to understand.

Custody Officer's Companion

Written by Stewart Calligan. Written for custodians from the Police, Military, private security firms & solicitors, this manual deals with detention, rights & entitlements, treatment of prisoners, questioning, review of detention, disposal & charging of prisoners, intimate searches & samples, fingerprints, DNA samples.   The new 3rd edition includes the latest Codes of Practice, legislation and procedure.

Preparing for Police Duty This is a new, second edition of the very successful Blackstone's Preparing for Police Duty, the invaluable introduction to the police service for new recruits or those considering a policing career.
Points To Prove

Written by Stewart Calligan. 

The seventy most common offences in lower courts explained as :-

- the points to prove each offence
- the meaning of each point (definition)
- how to prove each point
- any supporting evidence - e.g. case law,
legislation or procedure.

Essential for Police officers, Solicitors, Advocates, Military Police, private security companies etc.  


The Child Protection Investigator's Handbook

Written by Kevin Smith and published by the New Police Bookshop


The UK Police Pocket Guide

Written by Mike McBride.


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