Policing guidance

Information and support for frontline policing to provide consistency and a better service for the public. Based on a wide range of evidence from police forces and experts.

Conflict management

Information and practical support on officer and staff safety, diffusing situations and non-physical ways to deal with conflict, aggression and violence.

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COVID-19 guidance

A range of resources including briefing packs explaining the new coronavirus (COVID-19) powers, specific guidance around new and changing crime and links to useful information from a variety of other policing sources.

Coming soon

Look out for new information, advice and guidance on:

  • how to recognise and respond to people at risk
  • effectively supporting people across all levels of policing, staff and volunteers



Authorised Professional Practice (APP)

Operational guidance on how to deal with different types of crime or incident. From first response through investigation, legal issues and public protection. We’ll be moving information onto this site soon.

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Other guidance and standards

Information, guidelines and guidance on wider topics for policing. This includes neighbourhood policing, risk guidance and standards for fitness and training. We’ll be moving information onto this site soon.

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