a formal warning, given by a senior police officer, to a person who admits having committed a criminal offence which could have led to a prosecution
a formal warning given by or on the instructions of a senior Police officer
a formal warning that can be only given to an adult who has admitted guilt for an offence
A formal warning in the form of a letter to the youth and parents, or a request that the youth and parent come to the police station for a talk with a senior officer. See Warning.
A police caution is an alternative to prosecution available to be administered by the police in the United Kingdom.