When to Call the Police: Guidance for Schools and Colleges – National Police Chiefs’ Council (February 2020)

Summary: Access to the guidance created by the National Police Chiefs’ Council for schools and colleges in regards to when it is appropriate to involve the Police.




The National Police Chiefs’ Council have published when to call the police: guidance for schools and colleges, which is aimed specifically at staff that work in schools and colleges in England.  The guidance aims to support decision making process in regards to incidents on what schools and colleges should bear in mind when considering contacting the police. This advice covers the following situations:

  • Assault
  • Criminal damage
  • Cyber crime
  • Drugs
  • Harassment
  • Sexual offences
  • Theft
  • Weapons