Crime Investigation Development Programme

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    The purpose of this programme is to develop the professional skills of investigators to:

    • increase their ability to detect crime and effectively prosecute offenders
    • prevent crime and reduce offending
    • increase satisfaction and confidence in the police

    The course, comprises four Sections and a total of 10 Units delivered over a six-week period, and will be accredited by the University of West London. Assessment will be by knowledge tests during the programme, reflective logs and work based assessments for each section. Successful completion of all units and the achieving the appropriate grading in all the assessments will lead to the award of a diploma from the University of West London.

    Pre course requirement

    Students must be a serving police officer and have been recommended by Abu Dhabi Police as suitable to complete the programme. Suitability officer will be:

    1. Confirmed in their current rank and role
    2. Undertaking a detective, investigatory, intelligence or criminal prosecution role
    3. Have the written assessment by their line manger to be suitable to complete the programme.

    Officers who do not reach the level required, do not attend all of the Units to the minimum standard set or do not complete the assignments to the required level will be eligible (subject to normal attendance and engagement rules) to a certificate of attendance issued by the University of West London and the London Policing College.

    Course Overview

    The course will be delivered over 6 weeks either as a single course or in a number of modules. The delivery approach will be a mixture of learning opportunities including:

    • Lectures and seminars on key issues
    • Workshops; working through case studies and focusing on operational skills and competence
    • Reflective practice; enabling students to consider their approach to work and supporting the development of individual learning logs
    • Simulation exercise; stretching officers to practice their skills in real time in safe learning environments
    • Work based assignments: to ensure learning is carried through into improvements in performance.
    • Students will be encouraged to work in syndicates, learning together and supporting each other. Syndicates will keep a decision log and will use this as the basis for their personal learning logs
    • Local case studies: cases from local press cuttings will be captured and used as local examples, enabling the development of investigative strategies

    The course details are attached in the appendix but the three sections and the 10 units are set out below. Each of the course requirements from Abu Dhabi Police have been mapped against the course aims and objectives. The course will be integrated with the UK National Occupational Standards from Skills for Justice to ensure it is compliant with UK best practice and can be adapted and enhanced following further discussion with Abu Dhabi Police.

    Section 1: Investigative Police Skills

    This Section will be the key part of the programme leading officers through a review of their current practice, comparing that with best practice and assisting them develop new and effective ways of working. The reflective nature of the programme together with the pragmatic workshops will allow students opportunity to consider how they can improve their work to achieve more.

    Investigative Police skills contains 5 Units which are set out below together with the titles of the relevant UK National Occupational Standards to which they have been designed. National Occupational Standards set out the behaviours, attributes and knowledge required for a person to be able to effectively carry out their role. These can be adjusted to fit with the requirements of Abu Dhabi Police

    • Interview Skills: Victim, Witness and Suspects Accounts

    o   Interview victims and witnesses in relation to priority and volume investigations –  SFJCJ201

    o   Interview suspects in relation to priority and volume investigations – SFJC201

    o   Interview suspects in relation to serious and complex investigations – SFJC202

    o   Interview suspects to collect information – SFSINV4L

     

    • Securing Evidence 1: Scenes and Securing Physical Evidence

    o   Implement and review forensic strategy for investigations – SFJFS201

    o    Determine forensic examinations to be undertaken for exhibits – SFJCN702

    • Securing Evidence 2: Retrieving and securing Digital Evidence

    o    Take first response actions in investigations involving digitally related evidence – SFJ CO9

    • Securing Evidence 3: Proactive Police Actions to gain evidence

    o   Arrest and Search Skills

    • Use law enforcement actions in a fair and justified way – SFJCA1
    • Carry out searches of people and places to obtain evidence – SFSINV5
    • Plan and manage search operations SFJCK701

    o   Crime Investigation

    • Conduct Investigations
    • Conduct Priority and Volume Investigations

    o   Collecting Field Information

    • Manage information for use in investigations – SFS SCM 9
    • Use law enforcement actions in a fair and justified way – SFJCA1
    • Investigate sources of information and develop intelligence for investigations – SFSINV7

    o   Professionalism when dealing with Informants

    • Manage information for use in investigations – SFS SCM 9
    • Use law enforcement actions in a fair and justified way – SFJCA1
    • Investigate sources of information and develop intelligence for investigations – SFSINV7
      • Debrief offenders assisting investigations in order to obtain evidence – SFJCJ402
      • Serious Crime Investigations: A series of Workshops on key subjects

    o   Manage major investigations SFCI103

    o   Conduct serious and complex investigations SFCI103

    o   Identify witnesses or other persons at significant risk and take appropriate actions to manage the risks SFCI105

    o   Manage property secured during operational activity – SFJCI302

    o   Manage the initial response to major investigations SFJC104

    o Identify potential victims of modern slavery – SFJBMS01

    o   Recognise and respond to suspected abuse of people from Vulnerable groups – SFJ AG4

    o   Support victims, survivors and witnesses who have suffered bereavement – SFJCJBE4

    Section 2: Law Practice and Procedure

    This section explains in detail what is required for a successful investigation and prosecution. Through practical workshops and simulations, the students will test their understanding of law, Practice and Procedures and ensure they understand the most effective, ethical and compliant approach to their role.

    This section comprises four Units

    • Crime Investigations Ethics and Effectiveness

    o   Conduct investigations –  SFJCEC2G2

    o   Conduct priority and volume investigations – SFJKCI101

    • Identification and Verification of Identity

    o   Conduct investigations –  SFJCEC2G2

    o   Conduct priority and volume investigations – SFJKCI101

    • Case Preparation, Presentation, Giving Evidence and Case Building

    o   Present evidence in court and at other hearings – SFJDA5

    o   Address pre-hearing matters relating to court, tribunal and prosecution cases – SFJDB7

    o   Prepare and provide papers for individual court, tribunal and prosecution cases – SFJDB4

    • Ensuring Ethical Practice

    o   Use law enforcement actions in a fair and justified way – SFJCA1

    Section 3: Crime Leadership and Management

    Management practice is designed to maximise the opportunities to get the bets result on each occasion a task is completed. Leadership considers the personal skills, attributes and qualities of the students and how these affect outcomes. This section will bring these together to enable students to consider how they can ensure their practice and the practice of their teams is the most effective and ethical in solving crimes and securing offenders.

    This section comprises three Units

    • Leadership and Management of Crime Investigations

    o   Conduct investigations –  SFJCEC2G2

    o   Conduct priority and volume investigations – SFJKCI101

    o Supervise investigations and investigators – SFJC 105

    • Leading and Managing Investigative Teams
    • Common Mistakes in Investigations

    o   Conduct investigations –  SFJCEC2G2

    o   Conduct priority and volume investigations – SFJKCI101

    o   Finalise Investigations – SFJCEC2C4

    PRIVATE COURSE
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    • 4 weeks, 2 days

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