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Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook: Practice and Procedure

Second Edition

Edited by Clive Harfield

February 2013

ISBN: 9780199662944

720 pages
Paperback
180x100mm

Price: £34.99

This practical handbook offers guidance on good practice in core policing areas. It draws together practical advice across a wide range of police duties, along with extracts and explanations of official policy and guidance from ACPO, the NPIA/College of Policing and the National Centre for Policing Excellence.

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This practical handbook offers guidance on good practice in core policing areas. It draws together practical advice across a wide range of police duties, along with extracts and explanations of official policy and guidance from ACPO, the NPIA/College of Policing and the National Centre for Policing Excellence.

  • Portable, highly practical reference for police officers on the beat
  • Draws together in one volume advice on all the main areas of police practice and procedure, from issuing fixed penalty notices to crime scene management
  • Contains extracts and explanations of official policy and guidance from ACPO, the NPIA/College of Policing and the National Centre for Policing Excellence
  • Includes features such as boxed examples, checklists, diagrams, practical tips and flow-charts, to aid reader's grasp of important procedures and protocols
  • Written by experienced practitioners from forces across the UK

New to this edition

  • New chapter covering the advent of Police and Crime Commissioners, including their role and accountability
  • An updated chapter on Counter-Terrorism and Extremism, covering CONTEST and Prevent
  • Key updates to chapters, including Covert Investigation, Public Order, the Media, and Major Crime and Homicide Response

About the Author(s)

Edited by Clive Harfield, Adjunct Fellow and Associate Investigator, Australian Research Council Centre for Excellence in Policing and Security, Griffith University, Australia

Dr Clive Harfield is a former police officer of 20 years experience and former Deputy Academic Director of the John Grieve Centre for Policing & Community Safety, at the London Metropolitan University. Currently at Griffith University, South East Queensland, Australia, he is the author of two Blackstone's Practical Policing titles; Covert Investigation (2012) and Intelligence: Investigation, Community, Partnership (2008), and is also lead editor on the OUP title Handbook of Intelligent Policing (2008).

Table of Contents

    I - Evidence Management
    1: Instant Resolutions, Matt Ebeling
    2: Scene Preservation, Robert Underwood
    3: Stop and Search, Huw Smart
    4: Police Powers of Entry, Search, and Seizure, Huw Smart
    5: Identification Procedures, Nick Yellop
    6: Covert Investigation, Clive Harfield
    7: Victims and Witnesses, Kevin Smith
    8: Disclosure and Public Interest Immunity, Paul Hughes
    9: Court Procedure, John Watson
    II - Knowledge Management
    10: The Changing Role of Accountability - Police and Crime Commissioners, Colin Rogers
    11: ACPO Values, Colin Rogers
    12: Standards of Professional Behaviour, Bryn Caless
    13: Human Rights, Clive Harfield
    14: Knowledge Management, Bryn Caless
    15: Planning and Risk Management to Achieve Harm Reduction, Clive Harfield
    16: Health and Safety and First Aid, Bryn Caless
    17: Media, Tony Cook
    18: Government Protective Marking Scheme, Clive Harfield
    III - Neighbourhood Policing
    19: Context and Importance of Neighbourhood Policing, Bryn Caless & Barry Spruce
    20: The Ten Principles of Neighbourhood Policing, Bryn Caless & Barry Spruce
    21: Neighbourhood Policing Teams, Bryn Caless & Barry Spruce
    22: Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships (CDRPs) and Community Safety Partnerships (CSPs), Bryn Caless & Barry Spruce
    23: Citizen Focus, Bryn Caless & Barry Spruce
    24: Signal Crimes Perspective, Bryn Caless & Barry Spruce
    25: Problem-Solving, Bryn Caless & Barry Spruce
    26: Crime Prevention, Bryn Caless & Barry Spruce
    IV - Protective Services Policing
    27: Major Crime and Homicide Response, Tony Cook
    28: Serious, Organized & Cross-Border Crime, Stan Gilmour
    29: Counter-Terrorism & Extremism, Andrew Staniforth
    30: Civil Contingencies, Brian Dillon
    31: Critical Incidents, Allyson MacVean
    32: Public Order, Adrian Pitt
    33: Strategic Roads Policing, Mick Doyle
    34: Protecting the Public and Vulnerable Persons, Laura Richards & Allan Aubeelack

Reviews

Review from previous edition For the very first time front line officers have a guide to interpreting practice and procedure across the entire policing landscapes which will serve to be a valuable addition to any officers library of resources. - Andrew Staniforth, Detective Sergeant, North East Counter Terrorism Unit

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