Post Incident Procedure

Post-Incident Procedures (PIP) will begin in all situations following police contact that may have:

  • Resulted in death or serious injury
  • Revealed failings in command
  • Caused danger to officers or the public.

If the above criteria are not met, the Force should still consider the proportionate application of these procedures, where appropriate.

The College of Policing has produced a new policy for incidents involving death or serious injury (DSI) which is the guidance that all Post-Incident Managers (PIM) use when a PIP is enacted.

There is currently one PIM suite in our County.

Cambridgeshire Police Federation has supported a large number officers through the PIP process with a number of reps having been trained to the same level as the Post Incident manager, which is usually an Inspector or C/Insp from either Beds, Herts or Cambs.

If you are involved in a PIP you should consider the following:

  • You will be treated as a witness in a Post incident procedure if it’s been identified you are a “Key Police Witness”.
  • You will be given conferring advice at the start and during the process, meaning you cannot speak to anyone about your honestly held belief around the incident. That does not mean you cannot talk to each other and colleagues at all, just not about the incident until the Post Incident Process is complete.
  • The Police Federation will arrange legal advice and will support you throughout the process.
  • Your welfare is our priority and we will ensure you get the right support and advice throughout the process and beyond.

Federation PIP leaflet (PDF)