Policies, Procedures and Strategies

These are our current standards of principles providing guidance to staff in respect of a specific issue or piece of legislation. Our policies establish the expected organisational behaviour in line with our organisational objectives, leading to a consistent approach to decision making. Our policies set out broad expectations and are the framework from which procedure flows.

Our policies make use of acronyms that may be unfamiliar to members of the public. You can find a list under abbreviations.

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Records Management and Personal Data Policies

The Lord Chancellor’s code of practice on the management of records was issued under Section 46 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Cheshire Constabulary adheres to Part I of this code, to set out good practice in records management.

Section 46 Codes of Practice
Data Protection Policy

The Management of Police Information (MoPI)

A statutory code of practice on the management of police information (MoPI), was introduced in 2005, in direct response to recommendations of the Bichard enquiry report. It is being implemented by all police forces in England and Wales. Cheshire Constabulary have declared compliance with the first phase of MoPI.

Management of Police Information Codes of Practice
Management of Police Information (MoPI) Guidance

Customer Service Standards and Complaint Procedure

We welcome feedback on the service you have received from Cheshire Police. We work in partnership with the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

If you have a complaint about a request made under Freedom of Information and Data Protection legislation, please view the FOI appeals procedure.

Cheshire Constabulary is committed to providing a service that is efficient, effective, excellent, equitable and empowering.

Standards of Professional Behaviour Police Staff
Professional Standards Reporting
Ethical Interview
Suspension from Duty and Restriction of Duty
Anti-Fraud Procedure
Business Interests Procedure
Notifiable Associations Procedures
Gifts, Gratuities and Hospitality

Charging Regime and Policies

Please find details of Cheshire Constabulary's current scale of charges in our Fees and Charges Handbook.

The following documents are copies of government legislation which affect Cheshire Constabulary's policing:

Police Act 1996
Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005
The Police Reform Act 2002

Items of Public Interest and Force Strategies

In addition to all of the classes already listed, you may find that there are extra areas of Force work that interests you. Here we have listed information that could be of significant public interest:

Asset Management Strategy
Business Crime Strategy
Disability Equality Scheme
Estates Strategy
Fleet Strategy
Gender Equality Scheme 
IT Strategy
People Strategy
Procurement Strategy
Rural and Wildlife Strategy
Roads Policing Strategy
Race Equality Scheme
ACPO Guidance Policing Motorways 2006
ACPO Guidance Policing of Roads 2007
Respect and Dignity Procedure

Health and Safety in the Workplace

Designated First Aid at Work Procedure
Health and Safety Policy 2017-2019

Policing Procedures

Cannabis Warnings
Cautioning of Adult Offenders (Simple Cautions) Medical Care in Custody

Human Resources

Local Government Pension Scheme Framework for Contribution Banding 2016
Flexible Retirement Procedure – Police Staff
Part Time and Flexible Working Procedure
Local Government Pension Scheme Discretions Policy
Smoke Free Procedure
Substance Misuse
Funeral Procedure
Sickness Extensions to Pay Procedure
Unsatisfactory Performance and Attendance Procedures
Procedure for Handling Grievances
Religion and Belief at Work
Training Agreements For Mandatory Courses

Paternity and Shared Parental Leave Policy
Maternity Entitlements Policy