The police, solicitors and other agancies use a range of different terms when talking about custody.

The below contains a broad selection of explanations in alphabetical order of some of the terms that you may come accross.

Appropriate adults

Approved Mental Health Professional (AMHP)

Bail

Captor Spray (incapacitant)

Caution (Formal) when arrested or interviewed

Caution (Warning)

Conditional Caution (Warning)

Charged

Custody record

Custody sergeant

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

Detention

Detention officer

Domestic Violence Protection Notices & Orders

Fixed penalty notice

Independent Custody visitors

Interviews

Juveniles

Police Medical Health Professional

Searches in custody

Solicitor

Taser

Vulnerable person

Youth Justice Bureau

Source: North Wales Police

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