Your presence outside the police station can have a dramatic impact on how the arrestee reflects upon their arrest, and is an important action of solidarity to support protest as a whole.
Simply being outside a police station to meet someone released from custody is often very valuable and appreciated. Even if you haven’t been held that long, it’s still good to have a friendly face greet you outside.
Your basic role as police station support is:
- To greet arrestees as they leave the police station.
- To offer something to eat and drink, and to help with transport and somewhere to stay.
- To liaise with the legal support back office, the solicitor(s), and the staff of the police station to ensure that all those arrested receive the right support.
- To pass on information about what emotional, practical and legal support is available.
Information on what support we offer can be found in the I’ve been Arrested! guide.