Guidance

Guidance on the safer detention and handling of persons in police custody: second edition

This publication was withdrawn on 1 September 2014

This edition has been superseded by the College of Policing’s authorised professional practice content on Detention and custody.

The second edition of the definitive guidance was published in March 2012 by the National Policing Improvement Agency.

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Guidance on the safer detention and handling of persons in police custody - second edition (PDF file - 1mb - Warning: large file)

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The second edition of the definitive guidance was published in March 2012 by the National Policing Improvement Agency on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers.

It focuses on practical issues and provides guidance for police forces on the standards of care appropriate for individuals held in police custody.

The guidance, which replaces the first edition, is available to download below.