Enforcement policy

General principles

Each case is unique and will be considered on its own facts and merits.

In arriving at a decision to recommend formal action officers will be fair, independent, and objective. They will not let any personal views about ethnic or national origin, sex, age, religious beliefs, political views, or sexual orientation of the suspect, victim or witness influence their decisions. They will not be affected by improper or undue influence from any source.

Officers will comply with the relevant codes of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984. This Act applies to all enforcement bodies, including local authority enforcement teams.