This is an intensive 3 days course for law enforcement managers. One of the most demanding responsibilities faced by certain ranks of police officers in the UK is in undertaking a quasi-judicial role in authorising covert operations.

Course rationale

Delegates will be taught about the implications of operating within the framework of the European Convention of Human Right and the appropriate national legislation to ensure that evidence is obtained fairly and can be used within the judicial process without under-mining the success or safety of a conviction.

This role may be unique to the UK legal system, it negates the necessity in many instances for prior oversight and approval by a magistrate or Judge, of covert policing activity save in the most intrusive of circumstances.

Course content

  • The legal basis for the activity to be authorised – statues for compliance and relevant stated cases
  • The roles undertaken in authorisation processes
  • An understanding of the activities to be authorised
  • Creating a business case for covert activity to be authorised
  • Shaping an application for consideration by an authorising officer
  • Risk assessments
  • Considerations for authorising officer of authorisation or rejection
  • Authority timelines
  • Review of the authority
  • Renewal of the authority
  • Cancellation
  • Product Management
  • Audit
  • Performance
  • Learning
3 days
Any venue suitable for the client

Entry requirements

No specific requirements for these un-accredited short courses but, please note they will be taught in English.

Key Benefits

Students undertaking these short courses will be provided with the knowledge and techniques to apply a range of theoretical and practical approaches and techniques to some of the most challenging issues faced by law enforcement and corporate organisations.

Subject to delegate feedback and demand further programmes can be offered within the discipline of negotiation for law enforcement, military and corporate clients.