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For more information about a personal subscription to the Police Visual Handbook click here.

The Police Visual Handbook

Our leading product is:

  • a fully indexed and cross referenced HTML on-line document to which any police force may subscribe.  It provides a ‘one shop’ solution for:
    • uniformed constables and sergeants,
    • custody officers,
    • duty inspectors,
    • superintendents,
    • anyone engaged in investigating crime, including all members of the CID,
    • roads policing officers, and
  • invaluable in providing clear and concise advice and guidance when confronted with the ‘what do I do now’ situation.

The Police Visual Handbook:

  • includes the following features:
    • all major legislation,
    • the provisions of Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and its Codes of Practice,
    • the CPS charging standards,
    • guidance derived from the Home Office, ACPO, the College of Policing, the CPS and case law,
    • procedural information,
    • counter-civil litigation guidance,
    • recognised good practice,
    • FAQs section,
    • glossary section,
    • a comprehensive guide to police powers and procedures, and
    • over 500 offences in an easy to understand points to prove format, including:
      1. the applicable police and court powers for each offence,
      2. the adult and youth gravity factors for the applicable offences,
      3. whether a conditional caution can be issued for that the offence,
      4. who the changing decision for that offence must be made by,
      5. the CCCJS Codes,
      6. the sentence, including any endorsements and whether a road traffic or crime and disorder penalty notice applies,
  • all combined and re-written in an 'easy to understand step by step’ format which loses none of the legal interpretation, and
  • fully integrated for easy reference.

It also:

  • covers the Sergeants and Inspectors Promotion Examinations, ICIDP and has a separate PIP (Professionalising Investigation Program) menu, based on the National Occupational Standards.  It has a comprehensive menu for Student Officers.

  • contains probably the most comprehensive guides to custody and investigation in the country.  Our custody guide is fully SDHP compliant.

  • includes comprehensive guides to:
    • diversity, lifestyle and workplace issues, e.g. first aid, stress, health and safety,
    • dealing with a range of operational incidents,
    • carrying out investigations,
    • preparing and submitting prosecution files,
    • disclosure,
    • attending various operational incidents, etc.

29 Police Forces across England and Wales use the Police Visual Handbook across their Force desktops, with a number also using it via in-car computers and laptops and on handheld Windows® Mobile platform and Blackberry type personal mobile devices.  It is also available as an App for Android, iOS and Windows Phone.

Please contact us if you would like to conduct a free evaluation.

If your Force doesn't currently have a corporate subscription, please contact us for details and prices.

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Key Benefits and Features

Subscribing Forces may extract information from the Handbook for inclusion in 'in-house' training material, force orders and other guidance at no extra cost, provided a suitable written acknowledgement is given.

Forces may request the inclusion of additional material at no cost charge, provided it can be shown to be of general benefit to a large section of our subscribing Forces.

Some material which is based on ACPO, Home Office and Foreign Office guidance is Crown Copyright and is reproduced under HMSO Core Licence C02W0006421 with the permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Queen’s Printer for Scotland. 

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More Information?

Download a copy of our comprehensive guide to the features and benefits of the Police Visual Handbook.

View our PowerPoint slideshow about what the Police Visual Handbook can do for you.

Please contact us for more information on the Police Visual Handbook so that we can tell you exactly what it can do for you!

Why not undertake a free trial in your Force.

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