Blackstone's Police Manuals, available in four volumes, are the leading police reference texts in the UK. Written in consultation with police forces across England and Wales, the Manuals are the only study guides endorsed by the National Policing Improvement Agency for OSPRE Part 1 Promotion Examinations. The four volumes cover all aspects of criminal law and procedure from a police officer's perspective, in line with the new OSPRE syllabus. Straightforward and accessible, the Manuals offer a logical progression through the material and are extensively cross-referenced to provide a deeper understanding and more complete perspective of police duties. For complex or commonly misunderstood areas, there are handy Keynote boxes, which point to relevant case law or provide an example of how material is used in a practical sense, helping candidates to assimilate the information better and establish the connections between legislation and police procedure. The 2013 edition has been updated to incorporate all recent legislative developments and case law, including coverage of the Police Detention and Bail Act 2011, the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, the Crime and Security Act 2010, the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, and the Policing and Crime Act 2009. The 2013 edition also contains revised chapters on Theft and Associated Offences and Disclosure of Evidence, as well as coverage of Police and Crime Commissioners and the Mayor's Office for Policing in London, under the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011. Blackstone's Police Manuals continue to be the most accessible, relevant, and focussed revision materials for Promotion Examinations. Widely used by trainers as well as police officers going for promotion, their breadth and scope also make them an invaluable resource for anyone involved in police and criminal law. Blackstone's Police Manuals are also available as an online service offering fast desktop access to the complete text of the four Manuals.
brPaul Connor Cert Ed LLB is a Police Training Consultant, teaching law to over 3000 NIE candidates since 2002. He is the author of the Blackstone's Crime Manual and the Consultant Editor for the Blackstone's Police Manuals. He is the co-author of Blackstone's Police Investigators' Manual, Blackstone's Police Investigators' Workbook and is the author of the Blackstone's Sergeants' and Inspectors' Mock Examination Paper. brDavid Johnston LLB, LLM is a barrister and Superintendent in the Metropolitan Police Service. Formerly a member of the NPT Examinations and Assessment team, he is an OSPRE Assessor and previously worked as a legal researcher for the Home Office in Harrogate. pGlenn Hutton, BA, MPhil, FCIPD is a director of Psychometric Technology Limited which designs and publishes psychological tests and provides selection and assessment services. Formerly a Superintendent in North Yorkshire Police, he also worked as Head of NPT Examinations and Assessment, Head of Training in North Yorkshire and as both Course Director and Director of Studies at the Police Staff College, Bramshill. brGavin McKinnon LLB LLM MSt MCIPR FCMI is the Head of Corporate Communications for Kent Police. Formerly a Chief Superintendent, he served with the National Policing Improvement Agency, and the RUCPSNI. He also worked as Deputy Director of Police Reform at the Home Office, and was Head of Crime & Justice for the think-tank Policy Exchange. brSimon Cooper MA, LLB is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Salford where he teaches Criminal Law and Evidence. Previously, he was a serving police officer with the Greater Manchester Police from 1976 to 1983, the majority of this time being spent on road traffic duties. He has published widely in numerous legal journals and is the co-author of Elliot & Wood's Cases and Material on Criminal Law. With Michael Orme, he has written Road Traffic Law, part of the Blackstone's Practical Policing Series. brMichael Orme BA retired from Greater Manchester Police in November 2004 having completed 30 years police service. He specialised in Road Traffic Policing in his career, having spent over 25 years on Road Policing Units both on inner city and territoral divisions.br