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.

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

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

College of Policing Code of Ethics

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