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Police liaison on-site

Police liaison on site is also important. Have two people to liaise with police when they arrive to ensure that they do not over react to a situation. Ask for the Forward Commander. Good liaison can reduce the risk of police violence and serve to find out what police intend to do and where arrestees will be taken.

If you do not plan for any police liaison on site, consider what will happen as police talk to anyone at the action or target perceived ‘leaders’ for liaison.

If people are ‘locked on’, up tree platforms, tripods or blockading, some form of police liaison is important for safety reasons.

Make sure there are clear lines of communication between the Legal Support Team and police liaison people.

See Legal Support Team - Information Coordinator