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Which officer is responsible for the person detained at a police station?

The custody officer

1

What is the custody log?

The custody log is a list of all the actions of the detainees. It tells you where they've been and where they currently are.

2

What are the three rights of a person detained at a police station?

1) to have someone informed of their arrest
2) to be informed on their legal rights and the right to a free solicitor
3) to be able to consult the code of practice

3

What is the standard time limit in which someone can be held for?

24 Hours

4

When can someone be held for 36 hours?

With the authority of the custody officer or the superintendent.

5

How long can a suspect be held for a longer time and why?

A suspect may be detained for up to 96 hours with a magistrates warrant.

6

When must reviews be made?

The first review must be after 8 hours after being at the station and then at intervals of 9 hours.

7

Who is responsible for making reviews?

Th custody officer.

8

How long of a rest must there be between interviews?

8 hours

9

What are the rules for body searches?

1) no one from the opposite sex may be present
2) you may only remove half the clothing at a time
3) intimate searches can only be authorised by a senior officer.

10

Who can take samples?

Intimate samples must be taken by a medical practitioner. Consent doesn't have to be given.

11

What does s69 say about interviews?

All interviews at a police station must be tape-recorded.