This guide has been put together by the NPCC (National Police Chiefs' Council), the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service), the College of Policing and the Electoral Commission to give candidates standing in the 2019 election advice around how to stay safe and how to deal with harassment, intimidation or threatening behaviour. 

It covers:

  • why this guide was created
  • what you can do to protect yourself, family, friends and colleagues
  • when to contact the police
  • key links
  • legislative guidance


If you think someone's behaviour might be unlawful or you're concerned about your own safety or the safety of others, please always contact us