I think that some folks are trying to over complicate matters.
S.27 can't be issued if the person is too drunk to understand, same as PNDs. If they are too drunk for those disposals, they can be dealt with by means of drunk and disorderly or drunk and incapable (depending on level of drunkiness). This is all things considered of course, if they just unlawfully kicked a window in, they are still getting arrested for Criminal Damage.
So once we have a offence, we need a neccessity as well.
Drunk lads run up to a random high street shop, giggle and point abit and start kicking the windows in, progressing up the street, City CCTV calls Police and the youths are arrested as they are starting shop front 3. one youth is clever than the other and gives his details, the other thinks pretending his name is RINGO STAR from MARS is a winning idea.....
Offence + Neccessity = Lawful Arrest
(S.1 Crim.Dam) + I+L (A+N??) = Custody...as an example
S.24 PACE 1984-
I - Investigation (to allow prompt and effective of the offence/conduct of the person)
D - Disappearance - prevent hindrance of prosecution by disappearance of suspect
C - Child (Protect child/vunerable other)
O - Obstruction of highway (prevent)
P - Physical injury (prevent)
P - Public decency (prevent commission of offence against)
L - Loss/damage to property (prevent)
A - Address (of suspect not known/doubted)
N - Name (of suspect not known/doubted)
Temper this above information with some puppy walking time once you are fresh out of training and you should be fully to grips with your powers before getting signed off.
PND and summons will be covered in seperate, on-division training, but revolve around admittal of the offences and knowing details about the offender (suspect...) to have a reasonable ability to track them down or little chance of them doing one! Also the method of disposal depends on the seriousness of the offence. Some force and national policy also plays a part.
E.g Little Sally who is 18 and likes whitelightening cidre (other brands available) and listering to HipHop whilst sporting the latest fake matching tracksuit, wanders into the local bargain discount store, which sounds abit like M&Ms, but less chocolate based.
In the store, she steals 2 bottles of the heavenly cidre, and sticks them up her gold tracksuit. Where she then is seen by the store detective, walking past the last point of sale and out of the store without paying, she is detained by the store detective and the Police are called.
Sally, never having been involved in anything of a like nature, admitts she stole the items (which are recovered safe and well and are sitting with the store detective, who has lined up the relevent CCTV, showing the selection and consealment). She is known for some minor historic Anti-social behaviour and is still living at the address with her parents (who prefer StrongBow).
Sally has no means of payment for these items, though has a part time job. The store has a policy of supporting any Police investigations and prosections.
Sally would be suitable for a PND....if she had been issued 1 within 12 months though, she or didn't own up to it, she could happily be arrested.
Help? That was my first ever arrest (details changed to protect those invovled) and first ever insight into other disposal means. The cidre was wine and beer coming to £7.79 though i do recall.
Enjoy the attestation lads, you'll be fine on division, if you keep to the values you displayed last time.
Edited by Kilo Sierra, 19 July 2012 - 05:57 PM.