These codes of practice are guidance for officers on the use of certain powers under the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).
These codes provide guidance for officers on the appropriate and proportionate use of POCA powers. The codes above include a code on:
- exercising powers to search and seize and detain property (there is one code in relation to England and Wales and another in relation to Northern Ireland)
- the powers to search for criminal cash
- the operation of the investigation powers
The act was changed by various legislation, which has resulted in these revised codes of practice.