RIPA policy

Cancellation of Authorisation

Before an authorisation lapses, it must be reviewed by the Authorising Officer and cancelled where appropriate rather than letting an authorisation lapse. It is of paramount importance that all officers involved in the surveillance are made aware of the cancellation.

Officers who continue to conduct surveillance once it is brought to their attention that it is no longer authorised may be liable to disciplinary proceedings. Potential court action could also be taken against officers by any party affected by unauthorised surveillance.