The Coronavirus (Retention of Fingerprints and DNA Profiles in the Interests of National Security) Regulations 2020 provide an extension of the time limits that apply to the retention of certain fingerprints or DNA profiles. The Regulations apply in respect of fingerprints or DNA profiles that are retained under certain counter-terrorism provisions, or that may otherwise be relevant to the interests of national security.
Front line officers regularly come into contact with persons suffering from mental health problems. In such circumstances, officers have an obligation to assess whether a particular individual poses a threat to themselves or the public, and where appropriate, take intervening action to rectify any threat. Often, this results in officers using physical intervention tactics, equating to use of force.
What powers / offences can the police consider regarding drug paraphernalia? - a notable legal query containing legal points that may be of interest to you.
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