Policy paper

Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE) and accompanying codes of practice

Police powers and safeguards around stop and search, arrest, detention, investigation, identification and interviewing detainees.

Documents

PACE Code A 2009 (PDF file - 170kb)

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PACE Code A 2011 (PDF file - 207kb)

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PACE Code B 2008 (PDF file - 135kb)

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PACE Code B 2011 (PDF file - 189kb)

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PACE Code C 2008 (PDF file - 282kb)

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PACE Code C 2012 (PDF file - 2mb - Warning: large file)

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PACE Code D 2008 (PDF file - 275kb)

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PACE Code D 2011 (PDF file - 333kb)

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PACE Code E May 2010 (PDF file - 104kb)

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PACE Code F May 2010 (PDF file - 96kb)

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PACE Code G 2006 (PDF file - 2mb - Warning: large file)

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PACE Code G 2012 (PDF file - 1mb - Warning: large file)

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PACE Code H 2006 (PDF file - 242kb)

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PACE Code H 2012 (PDF file - 830kb)

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PACE Codes 2005: Welsh Edition (PDF file - 1mb - Warning: large file)

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Addendum of changes to PACE Codes A to E that have effect from 1 February 2008 (PDF file - 442kb)

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PACE Codes 2008 Addendum (Welsh) (PDF file - 368kb)

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Index - A-Z subject index (PDF file - 2mb - Warning: large file)

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Detail

The Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) and the PACE codes of practice provide the core framework of police powers and safeguards around stop and search, arrest, detention, investigation, identification and interviewing detainees.

This publication lists the current and immediately previous version of each of the PACE codes.

For earlier versions of the PACE codes, please see the archived Home Office website.

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