The organisation seeking accreditation, select the policing powers they consider would assist in their specific area of work in support of the community. These are chosen from a list of the available CSAS powers. The Chief Constable will then agree to these powers, as long as they are relevant to their job role.
Accredited persons can only exercise their powers in the area of the force where they have been granted accreditation.
Every accredited person will carry a CSAS identification and powers card. This card sets out the powers an individual is trained and authorised to use. A person commits an offence if they fail to comply with any authorised request from an accredited person or fails to provide their name and address when required.
A full breakdown of the CSAS Powers (opens new window) is available to download.