ICV Influence on Police Custody

December 2014

An ICV of the Sikh faith has prompted development of new guidelines on the storage of religious materials, following observations made during detainee visits at Hampshire custody suites.

It has been recommended that more appropriate storage provision is required and that there should be a wider selection of religious texts available for use by detainees. The College of Policing has been asked to provide national guidance following the changes within Hampshire and to drive improvements in police custody suites nationally. A copy of this guidance can be found here.