Service police codes of practice

Codes of practice for regulating service police powers and investigatory procedures.



The Codes have been issued by the Secretary of State under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. They regulate service police powers and procedures in the investigation of offences, setting down safeguards and protections for members of the service community.

The Codes provide a statement of the rights of the individual and the powers of the service police. Copies of the service police codes of practice are available in all service police stations. The revised codes come into effect on 19 March 2015 and the previous edition dated 2 June 2014 will cease to have effect.