Policy paper

PACE Code E 2016

Code of practice on audio recording interviews with suspects.



This revised Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) Code E had effect from 2 February 2016.

It outlines the requirements for audio recording interviews with suspects.

It was revised following a statutory consultation.

It was superseded by PACE Codes E and F 2018 on 31 July 2018.

You can also read the order bringing the code into force and the explanatory memorandum describing the changes.

Published 27 January 2016
Last updated 31 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Code E has been revised as Codes E and F 2018.

  2. First published.