Adult Safeguarding - 09/08/2022
This Service Instruction provides guidance on Adult Safeguarding and how the Police Service of Northern Ireland should respond to Adults at Risk of Harm and Adults in Need of Protection through criminal investigations, safeguarding activity and normal contact.
Adult Safeguarding 9 August 2022
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Animals and Wildlife - 13/03/2020
This Service Instruction provides guidance to officers when dealing with animal and wildlife incidents and the associated offences and welfare issues.
Animal Wildlife 13th March 2020
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Bail - 24/08/2022
This Service Instruction explains the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s approach to the grant of bail within custody suites. This instruction also outlines the approach to monitoring those persons who have been released on bail, whether by police or a court, with conditions imposed.
Bail 24 August 2022
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CBRNe - 18/01/2022
Terrorist attacks involving the use of chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear materials (CBRN) potentially involving explosives (e) as a means of dissemination are thankfully rare in the United Kingdom.
CBRNe 18 January 2020
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Charging for Special Police Services - 02/03/2017
The objective of the Service Instruction is to provide a framework for officers and staff to determine the level and extent of any charges to be applied upon receipt of a request to provide special police services, including any levels of abatement.
Child Protection - 07/09/2020
This Service Instruction provides the Police Service of Northern Ireland with clear information on how to safeguard and protect those children and young people that they come into contact with during the course of their duty.
Child Protection 7 September 2020
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Collision Investigation - 05/05/2022
This Service Instruction is to aid consistent and rational decisions about the level of investigation required for each reported collision, including collisions involving police vehicles.
Collision Investigation 5 May 2022
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Confidential Information from Members of the Public - 26/07/2021
This Service Instruction seeks to provide instruction on how The Police Service of Northern Ireland manages information provided by members of the public and increase public confidence in how information is handled.
Corporate Governance Committee Structure - 02/03/2017
This Service Instruction outlines the governance committee structure in place to ensure a consistent and professional approach to corporate governance within the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Corporate Governance Committee Structure 2 March 2017
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Covert Surveillance of Legal Consultations - 25/04/2022
Directed surveillance that is carried out in relation to anything taking place on any specified premises at any time during the surveillance, used for the purpose of legal consultations shall be treated for the purposes of Part II of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 as intrusive surveillance.
Critical Incident Management and Community Impact Assessments - 02/12/2021
This Service Instruction relates to the management of Critical Incidents and the completion of a Community Impact Assessment. A Critical Incident can be internal or external to the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Data Protection - 24/05/2018
This Service Instruction clearly defines the responsibilities placed on the Police Service of Northern Ireland to ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation. Adherence to this Service Instruction will assist in meeting the objectives of the overall Information Management Service Policy.
Data Protection 24 May 2018
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Death Investigation - 31/01/2022
The Police Service of Northern Ireland investigates suspicious and non-suspicious deaths on behalf of the Coroner to enable the Coroner’s decision on the need for a post mortem examination and/or a Coroner’s Inquest. This Service Instruction provides guidance on investigating deaths as an agent of HM Coroner.
Death Investigation 31 January 2022
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DNA Elimination and Fingerprint Databases - 17/01/2023
This Service Instruction provides guidance concerning how the Police Service of Northern Ireland take, use, retain and record Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) samples and profiles from Police Officers deemed at risk of contaminating crime scenes and evidential materials.
Domestic Abuse - 21/03/22
This Service Instruction provides guidance to officers on how the Police Service of Northern Ireland should respond to, report and investigate domestic incidents and details the overarching principles. It is supplemented by guidance produced by the College of Policing’s Authorised Professional Practice on– ‘Major Investigation and Public Protection - Domestic Abuse’
Domestic Abuse 21 March 2022
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Driving of Police Vehicles - 18/11/2022
This Service Instruction sets out the arrangements for police officers and police staff driver training, testing, classification, authorisation, appointment and removal.
Driving of Police Vehicles 18 November 2022
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Fraud Response Plan - 22/02/2017
This instruction outlines the areas of responsibility for managing the risk of fraud and the procedures to be followed in the event of fraud, or attempted fraud, being suspected.
Fraud Response Plan 22 February 2017
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Freedom of Information - 02/10/2019
This Service Instruction clearly defines the responsibilities placed on the Police Service of Northern Ireland to ensure compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. Adherence to this Service Instruction will assist in meeting the objectives of the overall Service Procedure 0816 Information Management Service Policy.
Freedom of Information 2 October 2019
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Gifts Gratuities and Hospitality - 28/03/2019
This Service Instruction provides police officers and police staff with a framework to determine the boundaries of acceptability regarding the receipt of gifts and hospitality.
Gifts Gratuities and Hospitality 28 March 2019
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Hate Crime - 02/10/2020
This service instruction provides detailed operational guidance as to how the Police Service of Northern Ireland should respond to, report and investigate hate crime incidents, together with overarching principles. The principles make clear that the new procedures will prioritise the perception of the victim and will accept without challenge this perception of the victim throughout the investigation of the hate crime incident.
Hate Crime 2 October 2020
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Health and Safety - 18/01/2023
All employees of the Police Service, both police officers and police staff, and secondees to the police and others to whom the Police Service would appear to be the host employer have a role to play in securing the objectives of the Police Service of Northern Ireland Health and Safety Policy.
Health and Safety 18 January 2023
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Honour Based Violence And Forced Marriage - 20/12/2018
The aim of this Service Instruction is to provide the Police Service of Northern Ireland with clear information on how to respond to and investigate instances of honour based violence and forced marriage.
Information Security - 23/02/2017
This Service Instruction clearly defines the Information Assurance responsibilities of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and ensures the organisation meets mandatory obligations.
Information Security 23 February 2017
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International Enquiries - 26/02/2018
This Service Instruction gives guidance to investigators in relation to conducting enquiries in the Republic of Ireland and elsewhere outside the United Kingdom.
International Enquiries 26 February 2018
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Interview Records–Non-Terrorist Crime - 31/03/2017
This Service Instruction relates to the completion of an Interview Booklet and interviews when Digital Interview Recording (DIR) is not available for use.
Interview Records Non Terrorist Crime 31 March 2017
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Leaving The Service - 27/04/2021
This Service Instruction has been created to enable consistent practice within the Police Service of Northern Ireland around leaving the service.
Leaving the Service 27 April 2021
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Locate - 18/11/2022
The Police Service of Northern Ireland utilises the LOCATE vehicle and driver performance management system which has been fitted to the vast majority of vehicles.
The system provides management information and data on a range of driver and vehicle related subjects including the speeds at which a vehicle has been driven.
Locate 18 November 2022
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Maintaining Professional Boundaries - 03/05/2018
This Service Instruction provides guidance and instruction to all members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland as to appropriate boundaries regarding social contact with those they have met in the course of their duties and the accountability mechanisms for the proper conduct of professional relationships.
Maintaining Professional Boundaries 3 May 2018
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Major Incidents - 15/08/2022
Consequence Management including the application of the Joint Emergency Services Interoperability Principles (JESIP) Joint Doctrine.
Major Incidents 15 August 2022
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Media Guidelines - 30/01/23
This Service Instruction defines how the Police Service of Northern Ireland interacts with a responds to requests from the media.
Media Guidelines 30 January 2023
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Misconduct Procedures - 20/01/2023
This Service Instruction sets out how misconduct matters involving police officers up to and including Chief Superintendent rank will be dealt with and applies to matters coming to attention on or after 1st June 2016.
SI0416 Police Misconduct 20 January 2023
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National Enquiries - 08/08/2019
This Service Instruction gives guidance in relation to conducting enquiries throughout the United Kingdom.
National Enquries 8 August 2019
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Off Duty Standards - 28/08/2018
This Service Instruction provides guidance and direction to police officers and staff of the standards of behaviour expected relating to off duty conduct and activities.
Off Duty Standards 28 August 2018
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Official Issue Notebooks Journals and Day Books - 28/01/2021
The purpose of this Service Instruction is to offer guidance to the Police Service of Northern Ireland with respect to the management of notebooks, journals and daybooks.
Overtime - 19/07/2018
The Police Service of Northern Ireland is committed to making the best use of all available resources. There are occasions when the use of overtime is the most effective and efficient way to ensure that the right resources are correctly deployed to target prevailing demand or to address local policing issues.
Overtime 19 July 2018
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Personal Protection Weapons - 28/03/2023
The Police Service of Northern Ireland will utilise this criteria when considering applications for the issue of a firearm certificate for a Personal Protection Weapon.
Personal Protection Weapons 28 March 2023
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Personal Security when Completing External Information - 24/01/2023
Occasions may arise when individuals are requested to disclose their occupation and private address to a variety of government agencies and private organisations when transacting essential business matters that are an integral part of everyday life. Whilst it is often impossible to conceal one's true identity in such transactions, an attempt should be made to reduce the risks involved.
Police Officer Unsatisfactory Performance - 23/02/2017
Unsatisfactory Performance is an inability or failure to perform the duties of the rank or role currently being undertaken, to a satisfactory standard or level.
Police Pursuits - 22/01/2020
This Service Instruction outlines the Police Service of Northern Ireland specific guidance in support of that provided in Authorised Professional Practice Police Pursuits and relevant Codes of Practice.
Police Pursuits 22 January 2020
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Police Search - 31/07/2020
This Service Instruction outlines Police Service of Northern Ireland specific search guidance in support of that provided in Authorised Professional Practice Search and relevant Codes of Practice.
Police Search 310720
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Property - 14/02/2019
This Service Instruction provides guidance for Officers and Staff in respect of the seizure, handling, storage and disposal of property.
Property 14 February 2019
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Public Complaints and the Role of the Police Ombudsman - 19/07/2018
It is the policy of the Police Service to work professionally and productively with Police Ombudsman of Northern Ireland in effectively dealing with, and reducing, complaints against the Service. By dealing with complaints in a timely and responsive manner we can demonstrate accountability, and inspire confidence in the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Records Management - 08/08/2019
The purpose of this service instruction is to deliver a consistent approach to Records Management across the Police Service of Northern Ireland, establish requirements designed to help staff meet legal obligations relating to Records Management and to manage records so that their value as a corporate resource is fully protected, exploited and fully utilised within the applicable legal framework.
Records Management 8 August 2019
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Restricted Patrolling and Out of Bounds Areas - 22/11/2022
Areas within Northern Ireland can either be placed Out of Bounds or have patrolling restrictions imposed on them, which will apply to police, police staff, police contractors and other agencies.
Risk Management - 09/08/2022
The Police Service of Northern Ireland is focused on good governance. The management of risk is a key method of providing such governance. This instruction outlines how we will engage risk internally and with partners.
Risk Management 9 August 2022
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Serious Crime Scenes - 07/09/2021
For the Police Service of Northern Ireland the aim of any scene examination is to maximise the recording and recovery of information and physical evidence so that the material recovered becomes an integral part of the investigation.
Serious Crime Scenes 7 September 2021
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Service Confidence - 29/11/2018
This Service Instruction outlines protective measures that may be put in place when the Police Service loses confidence in an officer, with a view to managing and reducing risk.
Service Confidence 29 November 2018
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Service Vetting - 11/02/2021
This service instruction outlines the various forms of vetting which apply to police officers and police staff, depending upon their role.
Service Vetting 23 November 2022
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Sexual Violence and Abuse - 16/08/2017
The Police Service of Northern Ireland is committed to robust challenge and investigation into sexual violence and abuse in all its forms.
Sexual Violence and Abuse 16 August 2017
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Social Media - 23/02/2017
This Service Instruction helps ensure the use of social media by police officers and police staff is effective, safe, and appropriate, while enhancing the reputation and the professional integrity of the Police Service. The use of social media is for engagement purposes, environmental scanning, enhancing other operational activity and to support the Chief Constable’s vision.
Social Media 23 February 2017
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Stalking and Harassment - 01/08/2022
This Service Instruction provides guidance and clear information on how the Police Service of Northern Ireland should respond to, report and investigate cases of stalking and harassment. It details the overarching principles and is supplemented by guidance produced by College of Policing.
Stalking and Harassment 1 August 2022
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Stop and Search - 02/09/2021
This Service Instruction outlines Police Service of Northern Ireland specific stop and search guidance, in support of that provided in Authorised Professional Practice stop and the relevant codes of practice.
Stop and Search 2 September 2021
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Substance and Alcohol Misuse Testing - 18/01/2023
The purpose of this Service Instruction is to deter Substance & Alcohol misuse in the Police Service of Northern Ireland with a view to ensuring safe working practices within the Organisation.
Supporting Victims & Witnesses - 29/05/2018
This Service Instruction is relevant to all officers who have contact with victims or witnesses during the course of their duties.
Supporting Victims and Witnesses 29 May 2018
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Threats to Life - 20/01/2022
This Service Instruction and its associated appendices provide the Police Service of Northern Ireland with a standardised and structured framework upon which to record, assess, manage and resolve matters that involve threats to life, either direct or indirect.
Threats to Life 20 January 2022
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Unmanned Aircraft Systems - 03/11/2022
This Service Instruction provides information on the governance, use and accountability of unmanned aircraft systems within the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Unmanned Aircraft Systems 3 November 2022
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Use of Personal Mobiles on Duty - 12/01/23
This Service Instruction is intended to provide direction regarding the use of personal mobile devices in duty, either on the workplace or on agile duty,
Use of Personal Mobile Devices on Duty 12 January 2023
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Wanted Persons - 12/04/2018
This Service Instruction explains the Police Service of Northern Irelands’ approach to locating persons wanted by police at all stages of the criminal justice process.
Wanted Persons 12 April 2018
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Wellbeing Hubs - 16/09/2021
The Police Service of Northern Ireland has developed an integrated approach to the wellbeing care and support of officers deployed at pre-planned large scale public order operations.
Wellbeing Hubs 16 September 2021
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Whistleblowing - 03/05/2018
This Service Instruction provides guidance to the Police Service of Northern Ireland employees and contractors in relation to the process of raising concerns of wrongdoing and outlines how such reports will be dealt with.
Whistleblowing 3 May 2018
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Youth Justice - 16/08/2022
This Service Instruction will provide guidance for officers when dealing with young people suspected of committing offences.
Youth Justice 16 August 2022
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