Identification Unit Procedure
North Yorkshire Police (NYP) is committed to making best use of its resources and in so doing aims to provide identification facilities which cater for the needs of witnesses whilst guaranteeing the rights of the suspect.
The Criminal Justice Department (CJD) is responsible for managing identification procedures and ensuring that all suspects are treated fairly and that the procedures that are followed have integrity. This will be achieved by:
- Adherence to the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984, and the associated codes of practice governing the detention, treatment and questioning of persons by police officers
- Following the NYP identification procedures as set out in this procedure and on the Force Identification Unit subsite
- Initial contact, by the investigating officer, with the Force Identification Unit (FIU) for advice and guidance on identification issues
- Working to the service standards set out in the procedures below