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Police contact incidents – what should you do?

Police TapeThe Federation is hosting a seminar this summer to help inform officers what to do and what to expect should they be involved in a police contact incident.

Speakers will include Mark Aldred – the lawyer who successfully defended PC James Holden in a dangerous driving case. PC Holden was a Hampshire Police officer who was accused of putting innocent people at risk during a pursuit through Portsmouth.

Steve Howson – an expert in Post Incident Management and Procedures and Federation representatives will also be on hand , talking about their own experiences.

Ned Liddemore, discipline lead for the Federation said: “Following on from experiences at police contact incidents it is apparent that some officers are unaware of what they should and should not say if they are approached for an account of what has happened.

“It is vitally important that our colleagues seek legal/federation advice BEFORE providing any account should they be involved in a death/serious injury contact incident.

“We are not here to obstruct the process in any way and an account will be given to investigators following advice.”

He added: “This day is for any officer to attend who is likely to be involved in a contact incident; response officers, npt officers, custody sgts, comms officers, OSSD officers and so on. We are not just talking about firearms incidents here, it’s about suicides, RTCs, deaths in custody; incidents that an officer can be involved in at anytime.”

“There is no duty time for this event and as such attendees giving up their own time will receive a high quality torch to the value £60.”

“Please try and attend, it’s for your benefit,”

Date: Thursday 26th June 2014

Location: Village Hotel Leeds, Capitol Blvd, Tingley, Leeds LS27 0TS

Time: Registration 9am. Finish 5pm. Tea, Coffee and buffet lunch will be provided throughout the day, free of charge.

Dress Code: Casual

How to book/attend: Please contact Charlotte at the Federation Office on 01924 295493/5

Don’t miss out – places limited to 200!

Date posted: January 23, 2014

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