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Policy Directed surveillance and covert human intelligence sources policy

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3. Associated documents

Relevant Statutes

(a)  Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 as amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 and explanatory notes

(b)  Human Rights Act 1998

(c)   Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

Relevant Statutory Instruments (include)

(d)  Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Directed Surveillance and Covert Human Intelligence Sources) Order 2003 (SI 2003 No 3171) as amended by   Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Directed Surveillance and Covert Human Intelligence Sources) Order 2010/521 as amended and Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Directed Surveillance and Covert Human Intelligence Sources) (Amendment) Order 2012/1500

(e) The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Juveniles) Order 2000/2793

(f)  The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Extension of Authorisation Provisions: Legal Consultations) Order 2010

Relevant Guidance

(a)  Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 – Home Office Guidance

(b)  Code of Practice for covert surveillance and property interference

(c)   Code of Practice for covert human intelligence sources

(c)  Codes of Practice for the acquisition and disclosure of communications data and retention of communications data

(d)  Code of Practice for investigation of protected electronic information

(e)  Guidance from the Office of Surveillance Commissioner – website

(f)   Guidance from the Home Office on the judicial approval process for RIPA and crime threshold for directed surveillance

All Codes, relevant legislation and guidance is available on the Office of the Surveillance Commissioner website, while the RIPA Codes and guidance on the judicial approval process are also available on the Home Office website

When this policy has been published and will be reviewed

Policy published 1 September 2017 (due for review by 1 April 2020)