Heritage Crime: A Guide for Law Enforcement Officers
This document is intended to assist front line officers with information on the most common heritage offences and to signpost additional support and contacts. The emphasis is on a diligent investigation by attending officers at any heritage crime including early liaison by the newly formed Heritage and Cultural Liaison Officer network (HCLO's), the CPS and partner agencies for support and guidance.
- What is heritage crime
- Protected sites and buildings – how to identify and locate them
- Investigation: crime is crime
- Crime prevention suggestions
- What is nighthawking?
- Theft of metal from churches
- What is treasure?
- Heritage crime impact statements
The use of metal detectors
Dealing in objects
Protection of military remains
Further reading and best practice guidance
- Publication Status: Completed
- Pages: 23
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