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Covid-19

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.

Legal News & Articles

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.

Your legal questions answered

What powers / offences can the police consider regarding drug paraphernalia? - a notable legal query containing legal points that may be of interest to you.

Criminal Law Conference

Want to get up to speed with the latest changes in legislation?  Read our speaker feature articles from this year’s PNLD Criminal Law Conference.

Marketing Events & Launches

Whatever your role, whether it's CID, response, HMET or any other specialised area we are on the look out for willing volunteers to help us with a new project. Whether you are fresh out of training school or have seen PNLD grow right from the start over 25 years ago, we want your help!

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