Professional Practice


It is important that investigators are up to date with professional practices and this course will allow delegates to explore the key factors that can assist them in their respective roles.

This course will cover investigations, case management, decision making, dealing with evidence and witnesses. It will also provide delegates with an overview of the PEACE model of interviewing and how to deal with solicitors and the sensitive areas of disclosure.

This course can be adapted to meet specific requirements.


At the end of the course the delegates will be able to:

  • Identify different types of investigation
  • Describe different sources of evidence
  • Identify witnesses
  • Identify vulnerable persons
  • Understand Special Measures
  • Identify powers of entry
  • Comply with the rules of disclosure
  • Describe the importance of decision making and recording
  • Outline the PEACE model of interviewing
  • State the rules of disclosure

Key Learning

Delegates will be able to understand the need for a professional approach to investigations and how to plan and prepare at each stage.

The identification of evidence and witnesses will be covered and the importance of securing early evidence along with the recovery and recording under the Criminal Procedures and Investigations Act.

This course will take the delegate from the start to the completion of an investigation and will identify key actions that will assist them to plan and prepare at each stage ensuring best practice at all times.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at those conducting investigations whether for a public body, a private corporation or as a sole investigator. It is essential for all those involved in investigation to understand how an investigation is structured and what tools are available to assist them in planning and undertaking new cases.

Who are we?

WRI are an established company who specialise in Brand Protection, Investigation and Training and we have worked with the Police, Trading Standards and a number of well known brands to both protect the rights of the Intellectual Property Owner and to bring to justice those who break the law.

Our trainers are very experienced Retired Police Officers and Trading Standards Officers who have been trained to a senior level within their respective roles.

The course can be delivered at your place of work or at the offices of WRI in South Wales.
For further information please contact us on the email address below or 02921 202597

Find out more

To find out more about the courses we offer, please download our brochure.