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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2017: Law and Practice & Procedure Pack isbn 9780198789444

Bundled Set: Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2015: 1. Law & 2. Practice and Procedure

Edited by: PNLD, Clive Harfield, Ian Bridges, Fraser Sampson

ISBN13: 9780198743392
New Edition ISBN: 9780198789444
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780198718918
Published: November 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Pocketbook, 2 Volumes
Price: Out of print

Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2016: Law and Practice & Procedure Pack combines the Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2016: Law with the Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook : Practice & Procedure, Second Edition. Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2016: Law is a compact and portable resource, specifically designed to meet the reference needs of police officers whilst out on patrol.

The book clearly explains and interprets the relevant legislation and powers of arrest, points to prove, practical considerations, and related cases. Easy to access and navigate, the Handbook covers over 100 common offences in the areas of general crime, assaults, drugs, sexual offences, public disorder, licensing, and road traffic. It is written in a concise and accessible style, with a clearly structured format and handy icons to aid consultation.

It covers a wide range of common offences and clearly explains and interprets the relevant legislation. At a glance you can access everything you need to make a quick, informed decision in a host of everyday policing situations.

The 2016 edition is fully updated to include all recent legislative developments, including:

  • the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015,
  • the Serious Crime Act 2015,
  • the Deregulation Act 2015,
  • the Modern Slavery Act 2015,
  • the Anti-social Behaviour,
  • Crime and Policing Act 2014,
  • the Finance Act 2014,
  • the Immigration Act 2014,
  • and the Children and Families Act 2014,as well as amendments to the Crime and Courts Act 2013 and the Crime and Security Act 2010.

The book also includes information on domestic violence protection notices (DVPNs), as well as changes to PACE Codes A, C, and H, and new HO/MOJ Circulars guidance.

Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook: Practice & Procedure, Second Edition is designed to complement the law volume by offering guidance on good practice in core policing areas. Aimed at junior patrol officers, student officers, and trainees it draws together practical advice across a wide range of police duties, along with extracts and explanations official policy and guidance from ACPO, the College of Policing, and the National Centre for Policing Excellence.

The Handbook provides guidance on a structured approach to police work based on established national principles and practices and is divided into four parts:

  • 1. Evidence Management, which offers advice on the capture and handling of evidence with chapters on crime scene management, disclosure, witness and victim management, and court procedure;
  • 2. Knowledge-based Policing, which outlines the National Intelligence Model, the Police Code of Conduct, ACPO values, human rights, planning and risk management, and dealing with the media;
  • 3. Neighbourhood Policing, which covers the principles and team structures, partnerships, problem-solving techniques, and crime prevention; and
  • 4. Protective Services Policing, which looks at the role of the first responder in major incident response, major crime, and civil contingencies.

Commentary is accompanied with features such as boxed examples, checklists, diagrams, practical tips, and flow-charts.

Police and Public Order Law
1. Introduction
2. Assaults and Violence
3. Crime: Dishonesty
4. Crime: General
5. Drugs
6. Sexual Offences and Assaults
7. Public Disorder/Nuisance
8. Firearms, Fireworks, and Weapons
9. Alcohol and Licensing
10. Road Traffic
11. General: Patrol
12. Powers and Procedures
13. Patrol Matters and Guidance
Evidence Management
1. Instant Resolutions
2. Scene Preservation
3. Stop and Search
4. Police Powers of Entry, Search, and Seizure
5. Identification Procedures
6. Covert Investigation
7. Victims and Witnesses
8. Disclosure and Public Interest Immunity
9. Court Procedure
Knowledge Management
10. The Changing Role of Accountability - Police and Crime Commissioners
11. Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) Values
12. Standards of Professional Behaviour
13. Human Rights
14. Knowledge Management
15. Planning and Risk Management to Achieve Harm Reduction
16. Health and Safety and First Aid
17. Media
18. Government Protective Marking Scheme
Neighbourhood Policing
19. Context and Importance of Neighbourhood Policing
20. The Ten Principles of Neighbourhood Policing
21. Neighbourhood Policing Teams
22. Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships and Community Safety Partnerships
23. Citizen Focus
24. Signal Crimes Perspective
25. Problem-Solving
26. Crime Prevention
Protective Services
27. Major Crime and Homicide Response
28. Serious, Organized, and Cross-Border Crime
29. Counter-Terrorism and Extremism
30. Civil Contingencies
31. Critical Incidents
32. Public Order
33. Strategic Road Policing
34. Protecting the Public and Vulnerable Persons