Circular 006/2016: Modern Slavery Act 2015, maritime enforcement powers

Information about the new maritime enforcement powers that come into effect on 8 August 2016.


Modern Slavery Act 2015: maritime enforcement powers

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  • broad subject: crime and disorder
  • sub category: serious crimes
  • from: Crime and Policing Group (CPG), Crime Directorate
  • date for implementation: 8 August 2016
  • for more information contact: Harrison Cooter, Modern Slavery Unit on 020 7035 0573,

This circular is addressed to:

  • chief officers of police in England and Wales
  • police and crime commissioners in England and Wales
  • national policing lead for modern slavery
  • national policing lead for maritime
  • national policing lead for custody
  • HM Chief Inspector of Constabulary
  • Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
  • College of Policing
  • Association of Police and Crime Commissioners
  • Police Superintendents’ Association
  • Police Federation
  • National Police Chiefs Council
  • Port Police
  • British Transport Police
  • Border Force
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Ministry of Defence
  • Department for Transport
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Scottish government
  • Northern Ireland Executive
  • Welsh government
  • National Crime Agency
  • Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner

Copies are being sent to:

  • Lord Chief Justice
  • Justices of the Supreme Court
  • President of the Queen’s Bench Division
  • Master of the Rolls
  • Senior Presiding Judge
  • Lords Justices of Appeal
  • Chairman of the Judicial College
  • high court judges
  • presiding judges
  • resident judges
  • crown court judges
  • district judges (magistrates’ courts)
  • chairmen of the justices
  • Council of Circuit Judges
  • Magistrates’ Association
  • Association of District Judges
  • Justices’ Clerks’ Society
  • Registrar of Criminal Appeals
  • Law Society
  • Sentencing Council
  • Bar Council
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Chief Crown Prosecutors
  • Attorney General’s Office
  • Citizens Advice Bureau
  • chief probation officers
  • Local Government Association
  • Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration
Published 25 July 2016