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Investigation

The International Crime Coordination Centre (ICCC) was established in December 2018 to support and advise UK policing to better use international instruments, especially through the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. The ICCC provides advice, support and guidance on specific policing measures and tools to tackle international criminality, working closely with government and other operational partners. Tel […]

Managing investigations

Investigation

The Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 Code of Practice under part 2 states that: All investigators have a responsibility for carrying out the duties imposed on them under this code, including in particular recording information and retaining records of information and other material. The successful management of an investigation requires planning, organisation, control and motivation. […]

Working with suspects

Investigation

The identification of suspects, the trace/interview/eliminate (TIE) strategy and the arrest strategy are explored in this module. In terms of the arrest strategy, considerations around timings, background checks, searches, planning, pre-arrest briefings and post-arrest issues are included. TIE strategy The term trace/interview/eliminate (TIE) is taken from major incident investigation. Some forces use alternative terminology (trace/implicate/eliminate, trace/implicate/evaluate) […]

Working with victims and witnesses

Investigation

A witness is a person, other than a defendant, who is likely to give evidence in court. All victims are also witnesses and should be treated as such. All victims have ‘Rights’ set out in the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime. The success of any investigation depends largely on the accuracy and detail […]

ANPR

Investigation

During any investigation, the question ‘was or could a vehicle have been used?’ should always be considered. If so, ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) technology can potentially help without any details of the vehicle(s) being known in advance. ANPR can identify a vehicle of interest based on its number plate. However, identification should not replace […]

Reference material – National policing position papers

Investigation

These position statements provide practical guidance and support to operational officers and staff conducting, supervising or advising investigative interviewing. They have been developed by subject matter experts and experienced, skilled practitioners with the support of the National Crime Agency and College of Policing. They are reference material endorsed by the National Policing Lead for Investigative […]

Investigation process

Investigation

The type of activity investigators engage in and the material gathered varies depending on whether investigations use the reactive or proactive method. However, they all go through similar stages, as shown in the process of investigation diagram. Every investigation is different and may require a different route through the process, eg, in some cases the identity of the […]

Cash seizure

Investigation

This section focuses on cash seizure by the police. Guidance on confiscation and recovery of property and the investigation of money laundering is also available. Cash seizure It is likely that officers will find cash linked to criminal conduct during the course of their duties. This could be during any criminal investigation and particularly when […]

Acid and corrosive substances

Investigation

  The following resources provide advice and guidance when responding to or investigating offences involving corrosive substances: Guidance General advice for investigators and CSIs (this link is available to authorised users who are logged on to the College Managed Learning Environment (MLE)) Packaging Advice First response – Remove, Remove, Remove Campaign Resources, eg, posters and leaflets […]

International

Investigation

A range of tools and instruments are available to first responders and investigators to support them when conducting inquiries or investigation involving foreign nationals or information held overseas. In particular, there are additional checks that need to be undertaken when dealing with a foreign national, as well as tactical options available to investigators through Immigration […]