Force crime registrar

Each force has a crime registrar who is responsible for overseeing compliance with crime recording processes. They must pass the College of Policing’s national accreditation course within 12 months of their appointment.

The registrar’s responsibilities include:

  • making sure the forces consistently applies the National Crime Recording Standard and Home Office Crime Recording Rules;
  • being the final arbiter on whether a crime should be recorded or ‘cancelled’ in any audit processes; and
  • providing training to officers and staff to make sure they understand the crime recording process.

The force crime registrar must be outside operational line command and answerable to a designated chief officer.

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