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.

COVID-19 restrictions

The latest on restrictions, offences and fixed-penalty notices in England and the regulations for Wales. Also links to our full downloadable briefing packs and other useful resources.

Go to the COVID-19 restrictions 

Conflict management

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

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.

Go to Authorised Professional Practice (APP)