How do we deal with photographers at incidents?
The presence of a photographer or reporter at an incident doesn’t constitute any unlawful obstruction or interference and, where possible, our officers and staff should actively help you to do your job by creating a vantage point without hindering our investigation.
You should be treated fairly and politely, and while you may be asked what you’re doing, an officer has no power or moral responsibility to stop you from filming or photographing incidents or police personnel, or asking questions of other parties.
It’s not a police officer’s role to be the arbiter of good taste and decency even if they disagree with what you are doing.
If you have any concerns about this while at a scene, please contact our media relations team using the contact details provided above.