Notice of rights and entitlements

Notice of rights and entitlements

The notice of rights and entitlements sets out a person's rights while in police detention and is issued in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act Code of Practice C, paragraph 3.2.

In compliance with note for guidance 3B of that code, the revised notice has been translated into Welsh and 53 other languages. You can download either the text of the notice (as a PDF) or listen to an audio version (as a MP3) of it from the table below.

Your rights while in police detention

Language (English) Language (Language specific) Text (PDF) Audio (MP3)
English English text English audio size 6.19Mb
Welsh   Welsh text Welsh audio size 7.31Mb
Albanian   Albanian text Albanian audio size 6.54Mb
Amharic   Amharic text Amharic audio
Arabic   Arabic text Arabic audio size 6.51Mb
Bengali   Bengali text Bengali audio size 7.03Mb
Bulgarian   Bulgarian text Bulgarian audio size 6.26MB
Chinese Simplified   Chinese Simplified text Chinese - Mandarin audio size 5.79Mb
Chinese Traditional   Chinese Traditional text Chinese - Cantonese audio size 6.80Mb
Croatian   Croatian text Croatian audio size 5.64Mb
Czech   Czech text Czech audio size 6.99Mb
Danish   Danish text Danish audio size 4.70Mb
Dari   Dari text Dari audio
Dutch   Dutch text Dutch audio size 6.65Mb
Estonian   Estonian text Estonian audio size 5.48Mb
Farsi   Farsi text Farsi audio size 7.98Mb
Finnish   Finnish text Finnish audio
French   French text  French audio size 6.03Mb
Georgian   Georgian text Georgian audio
German   German text German audio size 5.39Mb
Greek   Greek text Greek audio size 5.38Mb
Gujarati   Gujarati text Gujarati audio size 8.37Mb
Hausa   Hausa text Hausa audio size 14.20Mb
Hindi   Hindi text Hindi audio size 8.33Mb
Hungarian   Hungarian text Hungarian audio size 5.82Mb
Igbo   Igbo text Igbo audio size 9.07Mb
Italian   Italian text Italian audio size 5.25Mb
Korean   Korean text Korean audio
Kurdish Kurmanji   Kurdish Kurmanji text Kurdish Kurmanji audio size 7.75Mb
Kurdish Sorani   Kurdish Sorani text Kurdish Sorani audio size 5.91Mb
Latvian   Latvian text Latvian audio size 6.96Mb
Lithuanian   Lithuanian text Lithuanian audio size 5.00Mb
Maltese   Maltese text Maltese audio size 4.16Mb
Norwegian   Norwegian text Norwegian audio size 5.36Mb
Pashto   Pashto text Pashto audio
Polish   Polish text Polish audio size 6.20Mb
Portuguese   Portuguese text Portuguese audio size 6.45Mb
Punjabi   Punjabi text Punjabi audio size 5.51Mb
Romanian   Romanian text Romanian audio size 5.98Mb
Russian   Russian text Russian audio size 6.09Mb
Shona   Shona text Shona audio
Slovak   Slovak text Slovak audio size 5.86Mb
Slovenian   Slovene text Slovene audio size 5.21Mb
Somali   Somali text Somali audio size 6.04Mb
Spanish   Spanish text Spanish audio size 6.99Mb
Swedish   Swedish text Swedish audio size 6.44Mb
Tamil   Tamil text Tamil audio
Thai   Thai text Thai audio
Tigrinya   Tigrinya text Tigrinya audio
Turkish   Turkish text Turkish audio size 6.91Mb
Twi   Twi text Twi audio size 8.02Mb
Ukranian   Ukranian text Ukranian audio
Urdu   Urdu text Urdu audio size 6.60Mb
Vietnamese   Vietnamese text Vietnamese audio size 5.59Mb
Yoruba   Yoruba text Yoruba audio size 10.20Mb

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