Crime prevention

Guidance and regulation

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  1. Counting rules for recorded crime

    These rules help to ensure that crimes are recorded consistently and accurately.

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

    The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 codes of practice regulate police powers and protect public rights.

  3. Firearms licensing

    Licensing guidance, good practice on firearms law, and forms for applying for approvals under the law.

  4. Places of Worship (POW): protective security funding scheme

    Apply for funding for security measures to protect against hate crime.

  5. Slavery and human trafficking in supply chains: guidance for businesses

    Government guidance for organisations on how to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in their business or supply chains.

  6. Police pension reform

    How and why police pensions are being reformed, and how the changes will affect officers' pensions.

  7. Notice of rights and entitlements: a person's rights in police detention

    The notice of rights and entitlements sets out a person's rights while in police detention and is issued in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act Code of Practice C, paragraph 3.2.

  8. Surveillance camera code of practice

    Published in June 2013, this code of practice was developed after a consultation on the code's scope, clarity and likely impact.

  9. Publish an annual modern slavery statement

    Information to help you identify if your organisation needs to publish a modern slavery statement and best practice guidance on producing a statement.

  10. Extradition: processes and review

    Extradition processes and agreements between the UK and other countries, role of the Secretary of State, High Court and Supreme Court and the extradition review.

  11. Powers of entry

    Guidance on powers of entry and how they are created or modified, using the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012.

  12. Change of name guidance for official documents

    Home Office guidance on how applications are handled to change names on official documents.

  13. Mutual legal assistance requests

    Information for competent authorities abroad (and in the UK) about obtaining evidence within the UK (or abroad) to assist in criminal investigations or proceedings.

  14. Child exploitation disruption toolkit

    Disruption tactics for those working to safeguard children and young people under the age of 18 from sexual and criminal exploitation.

  15. Recommended standards for the CCTV industry

    The Surveillance Camera Commissioner has a statutory role to provide the CCTV industry with a current list of recommended standards.

  16. Data protection impact assessments for surveillance cameras

    This template can be used by organisations to conduct data protection impact assessments for their surveillance cameras or surveillance camera systems.

  17. Protect your charity from fraud and cyber crime

    Information about fraud and cyber crime, how to spot it and what you can do to protect against it.

  18. Youth Endowment Fund: call for proposals

    Information for organisations interested in bidding to run the Youth Endowment Fund.

  19. CCTV guidance

    Information for setting up and using CCTV cameras.

  20. Integrated offender management (IOM)

    Information about IOM, which allows local and partner agencies to co-ordinate the management of offenders, including details of the Choices programme.