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					Joint Protocol between

The Immigration Service and

The Police Service for the

Removal of Immigration Offenders




19 July 2001

Contents
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         Introduction ................................................................ 3
1
                   Preamble ..................................................................................................... 3
     1.1
                   Aims ........................................................................................................... 3
     1.2
                   C ore Pri nciples ........................................................................................... 3
     1.3
         Background ................................................................. 5
2
         Joint Operational Agreement ...................................... 6
3
                   Agenda for shifti ng resources ..................................................................... 6
     3.1
                   Measuri ng Success ....................................................................................... 7
     3.2
         Organisation ............................................................... 8
4
                   Resou rces .................................................................................................... 8
     4.1
                   Meeting the Costs of Resourcing .............................................................. 10
     4.2
                   Tasking for Operations ............................................................................ 10
     4.3
                   C ustody C apabilit y .................................................................................. 10
     4.4
                   C omm uni cation: Immi grat ion Servi ce and Police Servi ce ....................... 11
     4.5
                   C omm uni cation: Media St rategy .............................................................. 11
     4.6
                   C omplai nts pr ocedur es ............................................................................. 12
     4.7
         Immigration Service Levels of Operation ................. 13
5
                   Lower-Tier Operations ............................................................................ 13
     5.1
                   Upper-Tier Operations ............................................................................. 13
     5.2
                   Middle-Tier Operations ............................................................................ 14
     5.3
         Next Steps ................................................................. 15
6
                   Act ion by Immi grat ion Servi ce and Police Servi ce .................................. 15
     6.1
                   Poin t of cont act ........................................................................................ 15
     6.2
         Review of protocol .................................................... 16
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         Annex A - Risk Assessment Authorisation ................ 17
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         Annex B - Priority Areas for Activity ....................... 18
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         Introduction
1
             Pream ble
1.1

Th is protocol is the outcome of high level discussion betw een H ome O ffice,
Immigration Service and Police Service representatives to address joint issues arising
from challenging Government targets for the removal of failed asyl um seekers. It should
be regarded as the first stage in developing an integrated and long term work ing
arrangement between the two organisations to meet removal targets.

It is recognised by both organisation s that this prot ocol is an ini tial fram ewor k for acti on
and that not ever y eventual ity wi ll be cover ed. Th e protocol is dy nami c and ini tial ly wi ll
be subject to qu arterl y revi ews. Th e revi ews w ill take i nto account pract ical exper ience
within the joint operating environment.

Th e Gover nm ent message i s clear ; that w e must achieve a mu ch h igher rate of removal s,
if w e are to deli ver an effective asy lum and im migr ation system . It is in t his contex t that
the protocol has been agreed: Such is the scale and nature of the task th at co-operation
wi ll be essential to achieve th e aims set out below .
             Aims
1.2

v To establish the mechanism by w hich the Police Service will assist and support the
  Immigr ation Servi ce to meet annual government targets for the rem oval of
  im mi grati on offender s, w it h parti cul ar regar d to fai led asy lu m seekers.

v To develop th e expertise of the Immigrat ion Servi ce in the arr est of immigr ation
  offenders without the support of Poli ce, whi lst ensurin g the safety of imm igrati on
  officers.

v To achieve the aims in a manner that maintains and increases the trust and
  confidence of the publi c, and par ti cul arly members of ethnic com mu ni ti es.
             Core Principles
1.3
1. The Immigration Service will retain primacy for the operational development and
   im plement ati on of pl ans to ident ify and remove i mm igrati on offender s.

2. The Police Service will commit to support the Immigration Service in meeting the
   Governm ent s target for th e removal of imm igrat ion offenders, w ith parti cular regard
   to failed asy lu m seekers.

3. The Immi gration Service wi ll r etain full responsibili ty and liabi lity for the decision
   mak ing pr ocess to identify offenders for removal .

4.      Th e Poli ce Servi ce will r etain pr im acy for m aintainin g and i ncreasing t he confi dence
        of minority communities, and promoting community safety.




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5.      Th e im plem entat ion of the pl ans w ill not detr act th e Poli ce Servi ce from thei r
        publish ed pri orit ies.

6.      The Pol ice Service wi ll r etain th e right of auth orit y and author isation for i mmi gration
        activity in light of their duty of care to the community .

7.      Th e Poli ce Servi ce will pr ovide an agr eed level of suppor t for Im mi grat ion Servi ce
        operations, unless reasonable grounds can be shown.

8.      Operati ons wi ll be based on confirmed i ntelli gence and executed in consideration of
        joint assur ed Ri sk A ssessment. T hey wi ll meet t he pr ovisions an d pri nciples
        enshr ined in t he H uman R ights Act 1998 and Race Rel ations (A mendmen t) A ct
        2000.

9.      Thi s protocol onl y applies to Immi gration Officers enforcement activi ty and w ill not
        im pin ge upon other aspects of acti vit y wh ere th e Immi grat ion Servi ce and Police
        Service have existin g effective joint wor ki ng.




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         Background
2

Police have traditionally assisted Immigration Officers in the execution of their duty to
detect and identify imm igrat ion offenders. Li mit ation s in legi slation have practicall y
restr icted the powers of ar rest to poli ce offi cers.
Since the mid-1980s there has been a sharp increase in the number of people claiming
asy lu m. Incr ease i n demand is star ti ng t o impin ge di sproport ionatel y on pol ice resources,
particularly in light of the clarity of published ministerial and police priorities set in
consultation wi th the publ ic. Th e Macpherson Repor t enhances police understandi ng of
the public perception of their treatment of ethnic minorities. Consequently, police have
become incr easingly relu ctant to commi t resour ces to Immigr ation Service law
enforcement work.
Th is h as had si gni ficant i mpact on the Imm igrati on Service s operati onal effectiveness,
particularly in the Metropolitan Police area. These difficulties can be broadly divided into
three cat egor ies:
    The Immigration Service s operational effectiveness is sometimes hampered by the
Ø
    per iods of n otice requ ir ed to secu re pol ice assistan ce. Th is can lead t o lost
    opportunities that present at short notice;
Ø In some cases immigration operations are cancelled at short notice due to competing
  pol ice pr iori ti es;
  In some l ocati ons pol ice feel u nabl e to offer assistance to the Im mi grat ion Servi ce.
Ø
The large increase in Immigration Service enforcement staffing, coupled with the
challengi ng Governm ent remov al targets, w ill stretch the gap betw een the amount of
police assistance the Imm igrat ion Serv ice requi res and the am ount t he poli ce can
prov ide.
Part VII of the Imm igr ation and Asylum Act 1999 provides new pow ers of entry , search
and seiz ure to Imm igr ation O fficers, en abli ng pr operl y trained officers to use th eir
existin g powers of arrest w ithout a pol ice presence. A pilot scheme was establi shed at
Becket House in February 2000 to i ncrease the nu mber of rem oval s and test t he new
pow ers. Seventeen Immi grat ion Officer s wer e trained to pol ice stan dards. Th e scheme
is successful and a further 48 Imm igrati on Officers wi ll be tr ained to w ork in Lon don
and the Home Counties over the next few months with further implementation around
the country.
But thi s in it self wil l not be enough for t he Immi grati on Servi ce to deliver it s removal s
tar gets in the short to medium ter m. Th e Imm igrati on Service ther efor e needs to address
the issues that arise from:
Ø an obligation to effect more removals; and
Ø com petin g poli ce pr iori ti es.




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         Joint
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         Operational
         Agreement
             Agenda for
3.1
             shifting resources
                   Phase One (Immediate)
3.1.1



Th e back grou nd r ecogni ses
an immediate need for the
Immigration Service to
undertak e activi ty to such an
extent that it out strips their
current enforcement
capability . Therefore the
prim ary requir ement on
police resourcing is to
supplement i mmi gration
capability so that it can meet
thei r target s. It is r ecogni sed
that th is imm ediate level of
suppor t is not indefin itel y
sustainable and that it is not
applicabl e to th e same degr ee
across the country. The
Immigration Service will
identify and nominate the
priority regions and relevant
associated forces to be
subject of Phase 1.
         Phase Two
3.1.2
         (Transition)

Tr aini ng is an essential
element to ensure that the
Immigration Service is able to
incr ease their oper ation al
activity with r educing
inv olvement of th e Poli ce
Servi ce. The 1999 A ct
bestowed on Immi gration
Officers, new pow ers that
have been familiar to police
officers for many years. It is
recognised that co-operative

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wor ki ng betw een police and im migr ation over a period of tim e is the best means of
achieving a transfer of skills. This period of time is likely to be five years or more due to
the level and volume of training required and experience essential in developing
exper tise.
         Phase Three (Independence)
3.1.3

This will be the long-term framework for establishing necessary police support to
experienced im migr ation officers exercising full power s of search and arr est. It should be
based upon the best practice identified from work ing this protocol and maintain the
critical elements of communication and co-ordination. The expectation would be that the
Immi grat ion Servi ce has less dependence on poli ce suppor t to i mpl ement th eir
operations, yet achieve the balance for police retaining control of the community
environment in which they operate. The police will continue to commit their support to
the ex ceptional im mi grat ion operations that dem ands th eir specific ex pert ise.



             Measuring Success
3.2
                   Phase One
3.2.1

The deli very of immedi ate support to th e Immigrati on Service measured by :

Ø Th e num ber of occasi ons in which the police servi ce meets Immi grat ion Servi ce
  requests for support;

Ø Th e num ber of police officers depl oy ed in suppor t of Imm igr ation Service
  Enforcement Operations (either by direct secondment to the IS or by attachment to
  IS duties, w hil st rem aini ng w ith in po lice for ces);

Ø The familiarisation of police officers with the requirements of IS Enforcement
  Oper ation s (prim ari ly , to be del iver ed to seconded officers);

Ø Implementin g the core pr inci ples for agreem ent of operation s in pr actice;

Ø Implementing the mechanism for the provision of adequate support.
      Phase Two
3.2.2

The transfer of expertise and skills through bespoke training packages and mentoring
measured by :

Ø Th e num ber of Immi grat ion Officer s trai ned in th e bespok e pack age;

Ø Th e reducti on in pol ice offi cers as part of enforcement teams;

Ø Ar rests being m ade by imm igrat ion officers w ith police as mentors or tactical
  advisers.


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                   Phase Three
3.2.3

Imm igrati on officers arresti ng all im mi grati on offender s wit h the exception of hi gh r isk
or dangerous operati ons wher e speciali st police support is requ ired.




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         Organisation
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             Resources
4.1

The Immigration Service recognises the need to employ dedicated police capability and
expertise to ensure priority for achieving Government targets in the short term. The
support needs to operate at a vari ety of levels from engendering str ategic support from
forces nationally to deploying police officers tactically on specific operations. During the
current financial year, the Immigration Service will therefore meet the full cost equivalent
of 41 police officers; either fully seconded to the Immigrati on Service or deploy ed on
dedicated IS operati ons.

In the fi rst in stan ce the su pport wil l fall wit hi n fi ve dist in ct categor ies:

1. Police officers on full secondment to the immigration service;
2. Police officers deployed on dedicated IS operations, whilst remaining
        within home police forces (i.e. short term attachment);
3. Exceptional policing required specifically for the successful implementation
        of operations;
4. Policing for maintaining community normality; and
5. Police responding to immediate call for assistance.


                   Police Officers on full secondment to the Immigration Service
4.1.1

The exact number and duties of the seconded officers, is under discussion as at the date
of this prot ocol. H owev er, th e follow ing seconded post has been created an d an
appoi ntm ent m ade:

Ø On e C hief Superi nten dent (Senior Police Liai son Officer)
The k ey r esponsibiliti es of the C hief Superint endent w ill be to:

Ø Provide strategic advice and guidance on police support for operational activity;

Ø Parti cipate in th e tasking and co-ordinati on process for the deploym ent of
  seconded officers and operational activity;

Ø Li aise w it h police for ces on tacti cal issu es relati ng t o specific operati ons;

Ø Provi de l in e managem ent to any addit ional seconded officers;

Ø Provi de advice and support to th e Immigrati on Service w ith a pr ogramm e of
  change from Ph ase 1 through to Phase 3 (3.1.1 refers);


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Ø Brief and advise AC PO and senior Home Office officials concerning the
  protocol and pol ice/im mi grati on issu es;

Ø C hair a protocol review group an d mak e recomm endation s as necessary .

The k ey r esponsibiliti es for additi onal seconded police officers will be to:

Ø Supplement and support im mi grati on arrest team s;

Ø Tr ansfer their sk il ls and experience to Imm igrati on Officers;

Ø Deli ver speci fic oper ational tacti cal adv ice;

Ø Li aise local ly wit h r elevant pol ice for ces.

The seconded officers working to immigration must be dressed and deployed so that:
1. The targeted immigration suspect can recognise them as police officers in the lawful
    execution of their duty; and
2. The comm unit y wi ll associate them w ith th e imm igrati on enforcement team and not
    local police maintaining community normality.
        Police officers deployed on dedicated IS operations, whilst remaining
4.1.2
        within home police forces (i.e. short term attachment)

It is envisaged that as an alternati ve to full secondment some pol ice officers will be
deployed on dedicated IS duties, whilst remaining within their home police forces; in
effect, short term attachments for the purpose of specific operations.
         Exceptional policing required specifically for the successful
4.1.3
         implementation of operations
This category refers to the provision of wider or additional police operational support to
the Imm igrati on Service. For example, w her e poli ce offi cers are deploy ed i n cl ose
support of Immigration Officers engaged in enforcement operations. In such cases, the
level of such support will have been assessed and agreed by the police and IS during the
joint planning stages of any operations.
        Policing for maintaining community normality
4.1.4
This constitutes normal police business and funding will not be an issue for the
Immi grat ion Servi ce.
       Police responding to immediate calls for assistance
4.1.5
This constitutes normal police business and funding will not be an issue for the
Immigration Service. Local risk assessment may deem it necessary to allocate local band
radios available to immigration officers implementing operational plans without
dedicated police support (Long term resolution may be achieved as a result of the
Immi grati on Serv ice decisio n regar ding P SRC P).




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             Meeting the Costs of Resourcing
4.2
                   Seconded officers (4.1.1 refers)
4.2.1

Police O fficers will be seconded to the Immi gration Service under t he provision s of
Section 97, Police Act 1996. Reimbursement of salary , allowances and on costs to parent
police forces will be in accordance with the Central Service guidelines set out in the
Home Office booklet, A Guide to Conditions of Service for Police Officers Seconded to
C entr al Ser vice .
         Officers on dedicated duties (i.e. short term attachment) (4.1.2 refers)
4.2.2

Th e Immi grat ion Servi ce will m eet th e full cost of pol ice officer s on dedi cated IS dut ies
where the officers form part of the cost equivalent of the 41 posts (see paragraph 4.1).
At this stage, reimbursement of reasonable costs will be subject to local agreements
betw een th e Immi grat ion Servi ce and the rel evant poli ce force. A s this wor k progr esses
it is in tended that a form al chargin g arrangemen t be agreed, based on the experience of
initial attachments.
          Officers exceptionally employed (4.1.3 refers)
4.2.3
The cost to the Pol ice Service of the provision of w ider or addition al operati onal support
to the Immigration Service will continue to be met by the police until such time as the
level of that support has been assessed and agreement has been reached between the
Immigration Service and the Police Service on where these costs should fall. This
assessment w ill be m ade over a peri od of six mon ths, with an init ial revi ew at th ree
months. Local agreements may be made between the Immigration Service and the
relevant police force to achieve reasonable reimbursement where applicable, until the
final assessment subj ect of this sectio n is com plete. The C hief Superi nten dent secon ded
to the Immi gration Service wi ll ar biter t hese agreements and each wil l be assessed on
their i ndividual m erit s.
       Tasking for Operations
4.3
A n ational Task ing and C o-ordinati ng Gr oup (T & C G), w hich will inclu de the secon ded
Chief Superintendent, will meet bi-weekly to review previous activity, consider current
planned and new activity and deployment set in a context of current capability and
priori ti es. A ll activit y wil l be based on an in tel li gence led r isk assessm ent process
identifying targeted offenders (Annex A refers).
       Custody Capability
4.4

Ther e is an urgent need for a dedi cated custody facilit y in Lo ndon and negotiat ions are
tak in g pl ace, outsi de the scope of thi s proto col , betw een the MPS and IS to agr ee the u se
of police cells. In due course, the custody arrangem ents wi ll be in corporated in to a
review of this protocol.




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           Comm unication: Imm igration Service and Police Service
4.5
                 Operational authority
4.5.1

The core pr incipl es make expli cit that pol ice retain t he author ity for the im plementat ion
of any pl an. Th e process by wh ich the aut horit y is granted and r ecorded is by:

Ø Ri sk assessment this process wil l be transparent , audit able, open and avail able for
    inspection;
Ø Au thor isati on the justificati on for any decisio n w ill be r ecorded in w ri tin g and op en
    for r eview ;
Ø Ar bitr ation should ther e be any di spute between the servi ces, the Deputy Director
    Immigration Service and an ACPO ranked officer from the relevant force will jointly
    review the Authorisation decision.
        Information and intelligence exchange
4.5.2

A m emorandu m of understandi ng w ill be agreed whi ch deals wit h the disclosure of
information between Immigration Service and the Police Service. It is anticipated that it
will deal with the:

Ø      C ontex t of th e agreem ent                                 Ø     Reviewing and weeding of data
Ø      Legal basis for disclosure                                   Ø     Security of the data
Ø      U se of the disclosed data                                   Ø     Complaints
Ø      Data quality                                                 Ø     Subject access

                 Operational review
4.5.3

Each operation will be reviewed. The T&CG w ill use this information to improve the
qual ity of operational activit y . T his w ill be com pleted by the Immi grat ion Servi ce
operational comm ander and w ill be avail able for revi ew by both servi ces and any agreed
in dependent assessor s.
           Commun ication: Media Strategy
4.6
                 Media Strategy
4.6.1

The power of the media, particularly at a local level must not be under-estimated. The
majori ty of media w ill look to provi de balanced reporti ng of the asylu m and immi gration
issue. A positive, open and factual relationship with the media will prevent salacious
reporti ng that coul d stir up r acial hatr ed. The strategy wi ll be led by the Immi gration
Service an d be deal t w it h at two di sti nct lev els:
        National Press Strategy
4.6.2

The Immigration Service will actively publicise their robust decision-making policies to
ensure enhanced publi c understandin g. The statement s should emphasise the distincti on
of roles between the services, namely that the Immigration Service are retaining the


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operational lead in the removal of immigration offenders and the Police Service priority
of supporting comm unit y safety remain s unchanged.

                   Local Press Strategy
4.6.3

The Immigration Service will make local and timely press statements relevant to the
impl ementati on of operations w hen necessary and appropri ate. These w ill be agreed by
both services prior to release. The Police will make timely and relevant press statements
in support of their comm unit y safety re-assurance. It is essential t hat the di stinction
betw een the tw o rol es is made very clear.
             Complaints procedures
4.7

Al l compl aints about th e conduct of Immigrati on Officers made to the pol ice wi ll be
forwar ded to the designated Immigr ation Servi ce liaison officer. Th e Immigrat ion
Officer receiving the complaint will complete an immigration complaint form and
contact th e compl ainant advising t hem of the com plai nt pr ocedur e.

C omplai nts allegin g crimi nal action s by Imm igrati on Officers wi ll addi tional ly be
forwarded to the Crime Manager of the relevant division. In such cases the complaint
will no t be pr ogressed by the Immi grat ion Servi ce unt il the advice of t he C ri me M anager
has been received i n w rit ing.

Advi ce about the Immi gration Service complain ts procedure w ill be made readily
availabl e to r elevan t pol ice officer s and also to all m ember s of the publi c.




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         Immigration Service Levels of Operation
5

There are three main types of planned operation:

    i. lower-tier operation;
    ii. upper-tier operati on (major joint oper ation w ith t he police) and;
    iii.    middle-tier operation.

Ther e are also opportuni ties that present w ith l ittl e or no noti ce that must be exploi ted in
short tim e scales. T he Pol ice Service w ill pr ovide suppor t as req uir ed w henever
practicable. The Immigration Service will be able to demonstrate the timeliness of the
int elligence that has giv en rise to t he spontan eous response.

All levels of operation, including spontaneous, will be subject to the Risk Assessment
Au thor isation pr ocess detailed i n Section 8.
             Lower-Tier Operations
5.1
Th e low er-tier operation is m ounted to identify and det ain eith er:

(a) One or tw o imm igrati on offenders; or
(b) A family unit, in a single location.
Thi s is the main t y pe of operation conducted on a dail y basis by im migr ation
enforcem ent officers. T he nu mber of im migration and police officers r equi red for each
operation varies but it would be normal to have up to two Immigration Officers with
two police officers. Teams will go out with several files, where addresses are grouped in a
lim ited ar ea, w ith the aim of visiti ng addresses until a target i s found. Th e aim i s to mak e
the most efficient use of police and Immigration Service resources. When a target is
found, he or she is tak en to the nearest poli ce station and detained th ere unti l collecti on
by Wack enhut (pr ivate pri soner convey ance contractor) and tr ansfer to a detention
centre, or in certain cases, directly to an airport for removal.
             Upper-Tier Operations
5.2
The upper-tier operation, or major joint operation with the police , often involves the
participation of other law enforcement agencies, such as the Benefits Agency, H M
C ustom s and Excise, and t he Inland R evenue. Ty pical ly , it is carri ed out where
intelli gence and Ri sk A ssessment i ndicates that ten or m ore im migr ation offenders are
li kely to be i denti fied simu lt aneously :

(a) On t he same premises, or;
(b) In neighbouri ng sets of premi ses, or;
(c) In similar sets of pr emi ses (e.g. in a chai n of restaurants l ocated
    thr oughou t a cit y , or in di fferent tow ns and cit ies).

There are strict rules governing the preparation and conduct of major joint operations
contained in a Home Office notice.

The required number of Immigration and police officers varies for major operations. The
police function will be divided into several different roles (securing the premises, making

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the arrests, prisoner escort duties, custody officer duties etc). The requirement will
depend upon the number of anticipated arrests and the specific characteristics of the
planned operation.
A major joint operation with the police can last all day, or indeed well into the next, but
not all the police officers are required throughout.
             Middle-Tier Operations
5.3
The middle-tier operation was originally born of the need to ensure that major joint
operations w ith the po lice were no t cond ucted u nder the gu ise of their being low er-tier
operations. They are carried out when specific intelligence indicates only one or two
offenders, but experience shows the type of premises traditionally contain more. The
concept of the m iddl e-tier op eration has since w idened to encompass any operation li kel y
to y ield between three and nin e offen der s.

Preparation for middle-tier operations is similar to that for upper-tier operations. And
staffing for mi ddle-ti er oper ations is gov erned by the sam e consideration s as for upper -
ti er operati ons.




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         Next Steps
6
             Action by Im migration Service and Police Service
6.1
                   The following action will be taken by the Immigration Service:
6.1.1

1. Identify key r oles for police officers on secondment and fill posts as a priority;

2. Identi fy the pr ocess by which poli ce officers w ill be deploy ed on dedicated IS duti es
   (i.e. short t erm att achment) and pi lot attachm ents. It is anticipated th at this w ork wi ll
   tak e place w ithin the pr ior ity pol ice force areas set out in A nnex B.

3.      Establi sh a T& C G to co-ord inate rem ovals activity with in t he pr ior ity poli ce force
        areas;

4. Establish a protocol revi ew gr oup;

5.      Expand the arrest team pilot scheme within the London region and to the North
        West District area (see paragraph 2).

                   The following action will be taken by the Police Service:
6.1.2

Acti on w ithi n the Poli ce Service wil l depend on the pol ice force area concerned:

1. Priority police force area (as listed in Annex B)

Wi thin the pri orit y police force areas, the Police Service w ill assist the Immi gration
Service wi th enforcement oper ations as set out in thi s protocol. R emovals activi ty wi ll be
co-ordin ated by the T & C G and poli ce forces shoul d nom inate a dedi cated l iai son officer .

2.      Police forces outside the priority area

It is not antici pated that Poli ce forces outside the pri orit y area wi ll r eceive Immigrati on
Servi ce requ ests for assistan ce with rem ovals at this stage. How ever, it shoul d be not ed
that the protocol does not restrict other activity w here the Immigration Service and the
Pol ice Ser vice have exi sti ng joi nt workin g ar rangements.
             Point of contact
2.1
Enqui ri es concern ing thi s protocol m ay be made to th e senior poli ce liaison officer
seconded to the Im mi grat ion Servi ce:

Chief Superintendent David Cooper
Telephone                 0208 8760 8602
Fax                       0208 8760 8610
Email                     david.cooper@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk


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                   Review of protocol
3

Th is protocol will change w ith tim e and du ri ng th e first y ear w ill be subject to a quarterl y
review that w ill be agreed by the signat ories. T hereafter i t w ill be subject to an annual
revi ew. A prot ocol r eview grou p w ill be established un der t he chai r of th e seconded
chief superintendent. The purpose of the review is to:

1) Ensure conti nued devel opm ent for the ben efit of bot h ser vices;

2) Ensure the aims set out in paragraph 1.2 are met;

3) Mon itor and pr ogress the tr ansiti on from Phase 1 to Ph ase 3 (paragraph 3.1. 1).




for and on behalf of                                                   for and on behalf of
Director General                                                       Association of Chief Police Officers
Immigration Service


Dated:                                                                 Dated:

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         Annex A - Risk Assessment Authorisation
4
The attached m atrix forms the foundation for the proposal and endor sement for
operations at any level. T he result of the assessment w ill influence the l evels of
resourcing and the nature of the operation.

There are essentially three categories for resourcing an operation:

1. Immigr ation O fficers only (i ncludi ng the seconded officers referred to in
   par agr aph 4.1.1) wit h l ocal pol ice aw areness;

2.      Immigration Officers and police support immediate to the operation;

3.      Immigration Officers and police support immediate and ancillary to the
        operation.
The Immigration Service will have responsibility for completing the operational aspects
of the Assessment. The police will have responsibility for completing the community and
crime aspects of the Assessment. The final assessment findings will be submitted for the
local borough commander s authority .
Th e Risk Assessment docum ent is r ecogni sed as:
1. The Immigration Service endorsement of the intelligence and processes nominating
   the t arget , assuring the po lice of thei r du ty of care for the l aw ful ex ecuti on of th eir
   duty;
2. Th e Poli ce Servi ce auth ori ty to pr oceed w ith the pr oposed oper ation at a designated
   time and distils the core principle of the police service retaining control of the
   community environment;
3. The agreement between th e Immigrat ion Servi ce and the Police for the l evel of
   resourcing for each nominated operation;
   Recording the audit trail commensurate with the requirements of the Human Ri ghts
4.
   Act 1998 an d the R ace Relati ons (Am endment ) Act 2000;
5. Transfer of required operational data whilst maintaining individuality confidentiality
        where necessary in line with the Data Protection protocol.




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         Annex B - Priority Areas for Activity
5
Phase 1 of (3.1.1 refers) the provision of police support will be prioritised to the
followin g regions:

Metropo litan Distr ict                                              Metropo litan P oli ce
(Status Park, Beckett House, Croy don)                               Thames Valley Poli ce
                                                                     Surr ey Poli ce

North W est Distri ct                                                Great er M anchester Police
(Manchester and Liverpool)                                           Mer seyside Pol ice

North East Distri ct                                                 South Yor kshir e Poli ce
(Leeds, Hul l, North Shi elds)                                       West York shir e Poli ce
                                                                     C level and Po lice
                                                                     Northum bri a Police

Mi dlan ds Distr ict                                                 West Mi dlan ds Poli ce
(Solihull, East Midlands Airport)                                    Leicestershi re Police

South West District                                                    Av on and Somer set Police
(Bristol, Portsmouth, Southampton)                                     Hampshire Constabulary

South East Distr ict                                                   Kent County C onstabulary
(Dover)




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