Blackstone's Police Operational Handbook 2015 is designed specifically to meet the reference needs of officers whilst out on patrol. Written in a concise and accessible style, it covers a wide range of common offences and clearly explains and interprets the relevant legislation. Using clear and consistent presentation throughout, each chapter offers you a definition of the offence, the points to prove, and a clear system of icons covering police powers and mode of trial. At a glance, you can access everything you need to make a quick, informed decision in a host of everyday policing situations. The eighth edition of this highly regarded and successful Handbook is fully updated to include all recent legislative developments and further changes to the law, including: the Crime and Courts Act 2013, the Finance Act 2013, the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, and the Police Reform & Social Responsibility Act 2011. The book also includes a new section on football and sporting events offences and football banning orders, as well as changes to PACE Codes A, B, C, E, F, G, and H, and new HO/MOJ Circulars guidance. Whatever your role - police patrol officer, supervisor, student police officer, PCSO or Special Constable - this is an invaluable tool for operational personnel.