The below conditions of entry and information apply.
You must agree to follow these conditions when registering to attend a hearing.
If anyone breaches these conditions of entry, they will be asked to leave and will be escorted from the premises.
Public and press are requested to arrive at the reception area of Police Headquarters, at least 15 minutes before the start of proceedings.
You must confirm your identity before entry will be allowed. Please produce photographic identification to allow verification of your identity.
Visitors are required to sign in and out, and to wear a visitor badge at all times when on police premises. Please do not leave the premises without signing out.
No recording equipment, photographic or audio, is allowed in the proceedings.
Mobile phones/devices must be turned off during the proceedings.
No social media reporting is allowed while the evidence is still being presented.
Members of the public and press together with any bags will also be subject to a security search as a condition of entry. Sharp objects or blades will not be permitted. Police will retain the authority to seize any article found during a search which may cause harm to any person.
You must remain in the designated area when the hearing is not in progress and must consult with your chaperones if you have any queries.
Please do not leave the room or enter the room until there is a break in proceedings.
You must not disrupt the proceedings; your entry is as an observer only. Any disruption to proceedings may result in you being asked to leave and/or escorted from the premises.
If members of North Yorkshire Police wish to attend the hearing they may do so only as a member of public. They cannot attend in duty time.
There is limited visitor parking at the front of the HQ building. There are public parking areas nearby. Parking costs will not be reimbursed.
Smoking is not allowed on police premises.
If you have a disability that may result in difficulty evacuating the building in a timely manner in the event of a fire, you must make this known at the time of entering the building.
You will be accompanied while within the HQ building.
An accessible toilet is available on the ground floor.
Please do not leave any bags or personal belongings unattended.
Refreshments are not provided and those who bring their own are reminded that food and drink cannot be consumed in the hearing room.
If a scheduled fire alarm is due to take place, staff will advise prior to the commencement of the hearing.
Fire exits and assembly point are clearly marked around police premises; assembly point is at the front of the HQ building.
These conditions are set for a number of reasons, including ensuring fairness during the proceedings to all parties. They are also to ensure your safety while on police premises and the safety of others.