Policy paper

Maritime enforcement powers: draft code of practice

Code of practice to be followed by law enforcement officers when arresting a person under the power conferred by Section 90 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017.

Documents

Maritime enforcement powers: draft code of practice (web accessible)

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This code of practice was laid before parliament on 16 November 2017 under Section 94 of the Policing and Crime Act 2017. It is not yet in force and the maritime provisions under the 2017 Act in Chapters 5, 6 and 7 of Part 4 have not been commenced.

Section 94 requires that a code of practice be prepared and issued in respect of the practice to be followed by law enforcement officers when arresting a person under the power conferred by section 90 of the 2017 Act, in particular, what information needs to be given to the arrested person at the time of arrest.

Published 16 November 2017