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Blackstone’s Police Manuals 2016 are the only official study guides for the NPPF Step Two Legal Examination (formerly OSPRE® Part I), written by experienced law specialists and fully endorsed by the College of Policing.

Straightforward and accessible, Blackstone's Police Manuals offer you the only comprehensive version of the 2016 syllabus and they are the only resource used by question writers when preparing a NPPF Step Two Legal Examination. The four volumes of Crime, Evidence and Procedure, Road Policing, and General Police Duties cover all aspects of criminal law and procedure, with key parts of legislation reproduced for your reference and with each chapter professionally checked and reviewed by the College of Policing.

Complex or commonly misunderstood areas feature handy Keynote boxes, which point to relevant case law or provide an example of how material is used in a practical sense, helping you to establish the connections between legislation and police procedure.

Fully updated in line with the 2016 syllabus, the Blackstone’s Police Manuals 2016 incorporate all recent legislative developments and case law, including coverage of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015, the Serious Crime Act 2015, the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014,the Data Retention and Investigatory Powers Act 2014, the Criminal Procedure Rules 2015, and revised PACE Codes A (March 2015), and C and H (June 2014). There is also coverage of the new Domestic Violence Protection Notices (DVPN) and a revised chapter on Control of Sex Offenders, as well as details of key case law decisions covering mode of trial, bail, court procedures, public disorder, sporting events, and equality.

“The Blackstone's Manuals are the only choice for anyone who is serious about passing the police promotion exam. - Dr Richard Heslop, Sergeant, West Yorkshire Police”

"The Blackstone's Police Manuals are the starting point for all OSPRE exam preparations and studying them cover-to-cover is the best and only way to assured success." - Philip Cowell, Bedfordshire Police

For the full revision package, test your knowledge with Blackstone’s Police Q&As 2016, four volumes of multiple-choice questions presented in Type A – the only format you’ll see in the exam. Or, get a feel for the exam itself with the Blackstone’s Police Sergeants’ and Inspectors’ Mock Examination Paper 2016, providing 150 exclusive questions and a separate sealed Answer Booklet.

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