Home Office circulars

Circulars are official Home Office documents that provide updates and details on policy and procedures.

They are useful to people who work for, or with, the Home Office or who need to know the latest policy updates.

All circulars since 2003 are stored here; if you need an earlier circular then please contact us.

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Home Office Circular: 012-2011

This circular describes amendments to the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (the 1971 Act) made by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 (PRSR Act 2011). It should be read together with the relevant provisions of the PRSR Act 2011 and does not override such provisions. All the changes come into force on 15 November 2011.

Crime and disorder

Drug offences



Home Office Circular: 011-2011

The central conferences of the Police Federation of England and Wales for 2012 are to be held at the Bournemouth International Conference Centre between 15 and 17 May 2012.

Police service

Police-related organisations



The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal 2012

This circular provides detailed criteria and advice on eligibility for the award of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal to police officers, members of the special constabulary and police community support officers.


Home Office



Charging for policing football matches

This circular outlines charging for football matches. It replaces chapter 13 of Home Office circular 34/2000. The principles set out in this chapter are equally applicable to the policing of other events.

Police service

Police funding


007 / 2011

Schedule 7 (TACT 2000) Revised TACT 2 form

This circular publicises Schedule 7 Terrorism ACT 2000: Code of Practice for Examining Officers. This circular is applicable to England and Wales only.

Terrorism and organised crime

Terrorism legislation