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
English English text (230KB) English audio
English - Easy Read  

Easy Read text (1MB)


Welsh text (220KB)

Welsh audio
Albanian   Albanian text (180KB) Albanian audio
Amharic   Amharic text (157KB) Amharic audio
Arabic   Arabic text (335KB) Arabic audio
Bengali   Bengali text (546KB) Bengali audio
Bulgarian   Bulgarian text (301KB) Bulgarian audio
Chinese Simplified   Chinese Simplified text (198KB) Chinese - Mandarin audio
Chinese Traditional   Chinese Traditional text (315KB) Chinese - Cantonese audio
Croatian   Croatian text (305KB) Croatian audio
Czech   Czech text (299KB) Czech audio
Danish   Danish text (118KB) Danish audio
Dari   Dari text (287KB) Dari audio
Dutch   Dutch text (183KB) Dutch audio
Estonian   Estonian text (187KB) Estonian audio
Farsi   Farsi text (373KB) Farsi audio
Finnish   Finnish text (180KB) Finnish audio
French   French text (243KB)  French audio
Georgian   Georgian text (170KB) Georgian audio
German   German text (242KB) German audio
Greek   Greek text (303KB) Greek audio
Gujarati   Gujarati text (460KB) Gujarati audio
Hausa   Hausa text (235KB) Hausa audio
Hindi   Hindi text (362KB) Hindi audio
Hungarian   Hungarian text (301KB) Hungarian audio
Igbo   Igbo text (159KB) Igbo audio
Italian   Italian text (233KB) Italian audio
Korean   Korean text (254KB) Korean audio
Kurdish Kurmanji   Kurdish Kurmanji text (292KB) Kurdish Kurmanji audio
Kurdish Sorani   Kurdish Sorani text (321KB) Kurdish Sorani audio
Latvian   Latvian text (300KB) Latvian audio
Lithuanian   Lithuanian text (228KB) Lithuanian audio
Maltese   Maltese text (306KB) Maltese audio
Norwegian   Norwegian text (175KB) Norwegian audio
Pashto   Pashto text (234KB) Pashto audio
Polish   Polish text (305KB) Polish audio
Portuguese   Portuguese text (184KB) Portuguese audio
Punjabi   Punjabi text (189KB) Punjabi audio
Romanian   Romanian text (299KB) Romanian audio
Russian   Russian text (307KB) Russian audio
Shona   Shona text (185KB) Shona audio
Slovak   Slovak text (236KB) Slovak audio
Slovenian   Slovene text (350KB) Slovene audio
Somali   Somali text (184KB) Somali audio
Spanish   Spanish text (240KB) Spanish audio
Swedish   Swedish text (178KB) Swedish audio
Tamil   Tamil text (117KB) Tamil audio
Thai   Thai text (322KB) Thai audio
Tigrinya   Tigrinya text (261KB) Tigrinya audio
Turkish   Turkish text (342KB) Turkish audio
Twi   Twi text (215KB) Twi audio
Ukranian   Ukranian text (323KB) Ukranian audio
Urdu   Urdu text (342KB) Urdu audio
Vietnamese   Vietnamese text (252KB) Vietnamese audio
Yoruba   Yoruba text (234KB) Yoruba audio

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