All aspects of a person's detention in custody are recorded, encompassing the legal duty of how a person is treated or cared for, along with actions connected with the investigation and securing the safety of persons detained and staff.

This may involve necessary searches and the taking of evidential or identification samples as part of the investigation which are documented within the custody record.

Additional information

Custody record

Searches in custody

Strip searches

Intimate searches

Fingerprints, DNA and photographs

Identification pictures or videos

Blood, urine and other samples

Retention of identification samples or profiles

Documents on leaving custody

Source: North Wales Police

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