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Investigative Procedure Training Course


This investigative procedure training course is designed for staff who conduct investigations such as internal employment matters, disciplinary inquiries, or matters which may lead to criminal or civil trials. These investigations are required to comply with specific legislation to ensure they are conducted openly, honestly, and fairly, thereby complying with legislation such as the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1985, Rules of Evidence, and the Criminal Procedures and Investigations Act 1996.

The course is designed to follow a step-by-step pathway through an investigation, from the initial allegation or inquiry right through to a potential court prosecution. It includes the following topics:

  • Evidence gathering and recording.
  • Section 9 Statement taking
  • PACE-compliant interviews
  • Case file preparation, (including basic principles of CPIA)
  • Exhibit handling & Court attendance.

Course Content

  • Understand how to conduct an ‘evidence-led’ inquiry using an investigative mindset, including the ability to approach investigations objectively, critically analyse information, and maintain an open mind to all potential leads and evidence.
  • Be able to identify reasonable lines of inquiry by thoroughly examining all available information, recognising potential sources of evidence, and developing strategies to pursue relevant avenues of investigation.
  • Understand the rules of evidence in relation to evidence gathering and recording, ensuring that evidence is collected legally, properly documented, and maintained in a manner that preserves its integrity and admissibility.
  • Understand the legislation in relation to conducting PACE-compliant interviews, including the appropriate procedures, rights of interviewees, and the importance of conducting interviews fairly and ethically.
  • Know how to obtain and structure a Section 9 evidential statement, ensuring that witness statements are comprehensive, accurate, and comply with legal requirements.
  • Understand the basic principles of CPIA (Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act), including the disclosure obligations, the handling of sensitive materials, and the preparation of materials for court proceedings.
  • Learn about case file preparation, including the organisation, indexing, and presentation of evidence, witness statements, and other relevant materials in a clear and logical manner.
  • Gain knowledge about attending court and giving evidence, including courtroom procedures, effective communication techniques, and strategies for presenting evidence clearly and credibly.
  • Develop an understanding of the ethical and professional standards expected of investigators, including maintaining objectivity, respecting individual rights, and upholding the principles of fairness and due process.
  • Gain practical experience through scenario-based exercises, allowing them to apply the knowledge and skills acquired during the training in simulated investigative situations.

Glyndwr Jones

The Trainer

Glyndwr Jones is a seasoned law enforcement professional having served over 30 years with the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). He began his career in 1986 as a uniform response officer, developing his skills and knowledge before transitioning to the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). As a Detective within the Homicide Command, gaining significant experience investigating serious crimes.

Throughout his career, Glyn took on challenging roles, including working in the field of Child Abuse Investigation, where he was responsible for leading a team of officers in the investigation of all aspects of child abuse.

Glyn’s experience also extends to leading a team of officers investigating domestic abuse, race hate, and homophobic crimes against vulnerable adults in a Community Safety Unit. In addition, he served as a Family Liaison Advisor, overseeing the selection, training, and development of MPS, Family Liaison Officers and providing advice to senior investigating officers and family liaison co-ordinators on all aspects of family liaison. He has also delivered training as an instructor at The Detective Training School, Hendon.

Glyn represented the Metropolitan Police on various safeguarding boards and steering groups, including MARAC. His leadership and collaboration with partner agencies contributed to successful investigations into domestic abuse, vulnerable adults, and child exploitation.

In his most recent role, Glyn led a Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) for 18 months, where he managed a team of staff.

Overall, Glyn’s extensive experience in various law enforcement roles, his leadership and training skills, and his commitment to safeguarding vulnerable communities make him a valuable asset to our Safety Solutions training team.

Investigative Procedure Training Course


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