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New investigation guidance up for review, College reveals

Frontline officers have been urged to review new best-practice guidance for investigations.

The College of Policing has revealed the latest stage of plans to standardise investigation advice for officers.

The College has launched a public consultation on new guidelines which it says will help to deliver nationally consistent investigations and enable officers to understand their roles better.

With the Crown Prosecution Service expecting evidence earlier to decide on whether charges are brought, the result is a new set of five evidence-based guidelines developed with officers, police staff, and academics.

It supplements the College’s authorised professional practice (APP) guidance.

The rationale from the College was: “The complexity of crime is increasing. It remains vital that all officers and staff involved in a case ensure their actions contribute to a fair, impartial investigation.”

The consultation needs the views of all ranks, grades and roles within policing, and the public and includes everyone from volunteers to senior investigating officers (SIOs).

It ends on 12 September.The updated guidance covers:

Jo Taylor, Policing Standards Manager at the College of Policing said: “It’s really important we hear from officers and staff, so we are focused on what frontline investigators want and need.

“We want investigators to share their personal experiences, as their responses will help us understand how we can directly support frontline police officers and staff to handle investigations more effectively.”

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