Laws and Best Practice

Laws and best practise while on duty

Security Industry Act 2001

PACE – Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

Section 24A Arrest without warrant: other persons

Criminal Law Act 1967

Section 3 Use of force in making arrest

Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

Section 76 Reasonable force for purposes of self-defence

Human Rights Act 1998

Article 2 Right to life

Article 3 Prohibition of torture

Article 5 Right to Liberty & Security

Article 8 Right to a Private & Family Life

Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994

Section 68 Offence of aggravated trespass

Serious Organised Crime and Police Act (SOCPA) 2005

Section 110 Powers of Arrest

Public Order Act 1986

Section 4 Fear or provocation of violence.

Section 4A Intentional harassment, alarm or distress

Section 5 Harassment, alarm or distress

Offences Against the Person act 1861

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA)

Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA)

Data Protection Act 1998/2018 (DPA) GDPR

Health & Safety at Work act 1974

Crown Prosecution Service Guidelines – Use of Force against Those Committing Crime

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