Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2018 is designed specifically to meet the reference needs of officers whilst out on patrol. Written in a concise and accessible style, it covers a wide range of common offences and clearly explains and interprets the relevant legislation. Using clear and consistent presentation throughout, each chapter offers you a definition of the offence, the points to prove, and a clear system of icons covering police powers and
mode of trial. At a glance, you can access everything you need to make a quick, informed decision in a host of everyday policing situations.
The eleventh edition of this highly regarded and successful Handbook is fully updated to include all recent legislative developments, including: the Psychoactive Drugs Act 2016, Tobacco and Related Products Regulations 2016, Immigration Act 2016, Modern Slavery Act 2016 and the Policing and Crime Act 2017. The book also includes changes to the PACE Codes of Practice and new HO/MOJ Circulars guidance.
Whatever your role - police patrol officer, supervisor, student police officer, PCSO or Special Constable - this is an invaluable tool for operational personnel.
The Police National Legal Database (PNLD) is a comprehensive legal database covering all legal information that police officers are required to know. It is housed within West Yorkshire Police Training School at Bishopsgarth in Wakefield and is the official online legal database used by the 43 police forces in England & Wales. Mark Hartley is a former police officer with West Yorkshire Police and legal adviser for the Police National Legal Database. He is currently a strategic consultant in operational policing with the Abu Dhabi Police. He has a Law degree from Leeds University, later qualifying with a graduate certificate and diploma in management studies and, more recently, a post graduate diploma in Law with distinction. He is currently studying for a PhD in policy transfer at Leeds University. Fraser Sampson LLB, LLM, MBA is the Chief Executive for the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner, West Yorkshire, as well as Interim Chief Executive Officer for the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner, North Yorkshire. Formerly Head of the National Police Training Examinations and Assesment Unit and of the Police Law Unit at national law firm Walker Morris, he is also an Associate Tutor at the University of Glamorgan. He has written and spoken widely in the news media on current Police Law issues and is a leading authority in this area.