For any society to function effectively it should be safe from the many negative impacts of crime and disorder. The courses we offer will assist law enforcement and other students to better understand and address the many challenges of policing, for example from preparing the next generation of strategic police leaders to managing covert and terrorist operations.

Investigation

We can provide expertise in a range of learning and development strategies in response to the increasing demand for training from law enforcement professionals responding to the emerging risk from the next generation of transnational organised crime, terrorism and commercial threats.

Intelligence

We can provide expertise in a range of learning and development strategies in response to the increasing demand for training from law enforcement professionals responding to the emerging risk from the next generation of transnational organised crime, terrorism and commercial threats.

Managing Protest and Disorder

This course is designed for UK and International police officers and security professional that are likely to have tactical or strategic responsibility for managing public events, public protest and public disorder.

Protest and Terrorism

Managing public protest and disorder, and managing the community repercussions of that protest, under the anticipation of a spontaneously emerging terrorist threat, is a relatively new experience for British and international policing.

Criminal and Terrorist Siege

Sieges inevitably attract national and international media coverage, particularly if the incident occurs in a high profile location. A siege, if protracted, can also have considerable financial implications to the business of an area. The resulting ballistic exclusion zone, necessarily imposed to maintain public safety, is likely to severely restrict the running of day-to-day public life.

Managing People in Public Places

This training is aimed at first responder security staff. The intention is to familiarise them with fundamentals of a public order response, and provide staff with the knowledge and skills to manage basic public order threats. The course content will develop staff understanding of, and responses to, identified threats of both a human and physical nature.

Basic Public Order and Public Control

The aim of this short course is to provide a minimum standard of training for all security staff. (Airport, or public building security staff and those who have contact with passengers and the general public) To develop staff ability to recognise, prevent and manage the potential for challenging behaviour, aggression and violence.

Containing a Threat

The aim is to provide security (or airport) managers with a simple model for managing a contained threat, which will provide continuity of understanding for all staff. The outcome being, that in the event of an incident there is a common tactical language, and a common understanding of how that threat will be managed and communicated.

Terrorism Awareness and Tactical Responses

The threat of terrorism, in particular at airports, crowded places and iconic locations remains at the forefront of international operational planning. Public safety, security, and the immediate operational response to emerging and spontaneous threats, is one of the most challenging areas to manage.

The Management and Command of Serious Rail Passenger Transport Emergencies

This 5 day course, which can be run at either intermediate or higher levels (roughly equivalent to Strategic and Tactical tiers), introduces inter-agency delegates to methods of handling passenger transport emergencies from both operator and responder perspectives, and includes detailed examination of the increasingly critical importance surrounding ‘decision making’.

Introduction to Securing and Policing Railway, Light Railway and Metro Systems

This 3 day course examines security and policing in the unique environments that are underground, at grade and elevated railway, light railway and metro systems, together with their associated Critical Infrastructure (CI). Inter-agency delegates will examine the different models that operate around the world and will have an opportunity to consider policing and security challenges within different legal and cultural frameworks. 

Railway Suicide: An Introduction

The use of the railway as a suicide method has been a problem since the first networks were established in the first half of the nineteenth century. The wider impact of these individual tragedies is examined.

Counter Terrorism framework for prevention, enforcement and protection

A 5 day course enabling understanding of strategic and tactical contexts of countering terrorism; the 4P’s and associated framework will develop understanding of policing roles alongside other agencies to prevent would-be terrorist activities and attacking individuals/networks through intelligence, enforcement and protective strategies.

Preventing and detecting terrorist criminality

A 3 day course provides an introduction to the strategic and tactical contexts of countering terrorism including the framework to develop understanding of policing roles alongside other agencies to prevent would-be terrorist activities and attacking individuals/networks through intelligence

The principles of Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation

This module covers legal statues, case law and the many accepted professional practices for the investigation of financial crime. It introduces techniques and strategies for the detection of fraud offences that will challenge delegates to critically analyse their current understanding of the subject.

Proceeds of Crime, Money Laundering and Financial Investigation

This module is aimed at those wishing to understand and increase their awareness and knowledge of how criminal proceeds are obtained and disseminated both locally and internationally.  It explores the development of international cooperation and recommendations adopted to fight money laundering and organised crime internationally.

Investigative Interviewing

This module covers the Law and the Practice of interviewing an individual who may be suspected of the criminal offence of fraud, a witness to a fraud or fraudulent misconduct allegation. The demands involved in grasping the complexity of factors involved and achieving an awareness of these, to behave flexibly marks out interviewing as a high order of interpersonal skill. Such skill is essential but will count for nothing if the interviewer cannot grasp the fine-grain detail, registering and retaining what is there and crucially what is not there in the material.

Court Room Skills – Giving Evidence

The witness box is a lonely place.  This courtroom skills training is an intensive highly practical and experimental training course.  This is no mere lecture with hints and tips.  An experienced Magistrate, who is a trained trainer, will examine the theory, practice and procedure of giving evidence, and demystify the process.

Law Enforcement Leadership Programme (LELP) – Foundation

This 3 day course provides participants, at the early stage of their leadership journey, an opportunity to explore their role in shaping the needs of a modern and robust law enforcement organisation. Through a series of learning events, they will be given the opportunity to engage and work with a series of flexible leadership models designed to develop their leadership capacity.

Law Enforcement Leadership Programme (LELP) – Leading the Business

This 2 day LELP module further builds on the learning achieved in the LELP Foundation Module. Ideally a participant will have attended the Foundation Module or will have evidence in their Professional Development Plan that demonstrates similar level achievements in our other programmes.

Law Enforcement Leadership Programme (LELP) – Leading Professional Practice

Participants attending this 2 day course will develop strategies for dealing with the challenges and complexity of: need to deliver operational policing and law enforcement services that take account of the local community demands; managing the increasing risk associated with all levels of crime; and the need for leaders to develop an integrated and inter-agency approach to problem solving. All within an operational context!

Law Enforcement Leadership Programme (LELP) – Leading Change

This is a 2 day course. Leaders make change happen, they create the environments where empowerment can produce valued outcomes within an ethical framework, and therefore they have to develop an appropriate understanding of drivers for change and how to engage their people towards delivering continuous improvement against community and organisational needs.

Law Enforcement Strategic Command – Policing in the New Political Environment

This 4 day module will act not only as the introduction to the whole programme, but also as a reference point for all the key strategic issues that the programme will cover. An analysis of the new governance structures for policing; the interaction with policing and the Home Office; the role of performance data; operational competence and professional qualifications; ethical self-directed leadership in decision making and reference to alternative models will all be covered. This learning will then be supplemented by a brief outline of policing cultures with a focus beyond the standard binary approach. Social exclusion, diversity, anti-social behaviour will also be woven into delivery. The role of the Lord Leveson enquiry and policing/ media relationships will conclude the module.

Law Enforcement Strategic Command – The Business of Policing Performance

Since the introduction of Home Office circular 114/83 successive governments and the police service have been obsessed by the concept of ‘performance’. New Public Management ideology and a more business focused HMIC has resulted in a focus on delivering performance results. As the Home Office, under the direction of the Home Secretary, now insist that policing no longer has to focus on the ‘figures’ what does this mean for the business of policing.

Law Enforcement Strategic Command – Policing Disorder & Protest

With increasing social unrest either as a result of economic austerity or political disquiet, citizens are returning once again to ‘street protest’ This module will consider the role of policing provision in their Public Order role where the interaction are more hostile and confrontational. The role of social media in protest will also be considered. To what extent should policing embrace or control the management of information. What tactics and strategies are legitimate in periods of extreme tension and to what extent does government have a role to play with respect to its position in Cobra? What are the distinctive features of public order and public protest?

Law Enforcement Strategic Command – Ethical Police Leadership

This module will consider the role of ethical leadership within the police service. Focusing firstly on policing culture at ‘delivery’ level it will then consider the models of ethical decision making available within the procedures of policing. Police corruption, individual corruption and ‘informal’ policing methods will be considered against a backdrop of an ever increasing ‘transparent society’. Policing practices of ‘Stop and Search’ will be used as a vehicle for exploration.

Law Enforcement Strategic Command – International Models of Policing

This module will ask students to consider various different models of policing from around the world, e.g. Sweden, Holland, Canada, USA, Interpol, etc. This will involve a comparative engagement with UK policing, though it will ultimately focus on the correlation between models of policing and community satisfaction. What are the governance structures? What role does culture play in delivering performance? What is the relationship between policing and local and national politics? How does each country assess effectiveness? Is policing contextual or does it have core characteristics that can be transnational? Transnational policing will also be explored and its impact on global security. The role of post-conflict policing will also be considered.

Law Enforcement Strategic Command – Counterterrorism, Trafficking, Drugs and Transparency

With the ever-increasing complexity of the modern criminality, policing is no longer the exclusive remit of the police. This module will centre on the broader context of law enforcement considering the roles of agencies such as the National Crime Agency, Immigration and Enforcement, HMRC, Interpol and other specialists in law enforcement. The effectiveness of interacting with policing at the ‘serious end of crime’ will be fully explored. The reason d’être of ‘specialised law enforcement’ agencies and their role in the protection of communities will also be critically analysed. Their broader role in community engagement will be reviewed. The effectiveness of law enforcement agencies will be considered in the critical areas of response to high-end drugs, cyber-crime, firearms, organised immigration crime, and fraud. Participants will carry out a comparison between the new National Crime Agency (NCA) and the FBI. Finally the international cross-border law enforcement arrangements will be considered in light of the new NCA.

Intelligence Development

This 5 day course introduces students to the intelligence cycle. It goes on to demonstrate how to identify and design investigation strategies and develop collection plans using internationally recognised models.

Criminal Investigation and Procedures

This 5 day course is designed as an introduction to investigation for new investigators or for those in need of refresher training. It is a generic course as it focuses largely on ethical approaches to investigation that are compliant with human rights legislation.

Complex Investigations and Investigation Management

This 10 day course is for those investigators tasked with the investigation and/or the management of investigation into serious and complex crimes. It draws on best practice models which are either compulsory or advisory for senior investigating officers in large parts of the world.

Media Presentation Skills

Lights, camera and action, words that can send even the most adept public speakers into a state of panic. But presentation under the 'limelight' can be enjoyable, illuminating and importantly, productive when we know how to work this environment.

Internet Research and Investigations

The ability to interrogate the internet effectively and securely is becoming an ever more important tool for the professional investigator. This 3 day course is always kept up to date to ensure investigators can be one step ahead.

‘Anacapa Sciences’ Analytical Investigation Methods

Anacapa Sciences has long been recognised as the gold standard for analytical investigation. Focus Training (UK) Ltd is the sole European licence holder training this course and has been delivering it globally since 1997.

‘Anacapa Sciences’ Criminal Intelligence Analysis

Anacapa Sciences has long been recognised as the gold standard for analytical investigation. Focus Training (UK) Ltd is the sole European licence holder training this course and has been delivering it globally since 1997.

Professional Interviewing

This 5 day course is not just concerned with interview skills but also how interviews fit into investigations and how they can be utilised to their utmost to benefit the investigation as a whole.

The Management of the Terrorist Threat to Rail, Light Rail and Metro Systems

This unique 3 day course, which can be run for any level of delegate, examines the terrorist threat firmly in the railway operating context. Railway systems have always been attractive targets for criminals and insurgents who use terrorist methods. This course will be of interest to operators, security specialists and law enforcement agencies with jurisdiction over railways, light railways and metro systems.

Intelligence Management

Being intelligence led is an essential element of the law enforcement response to protecting communities from harm, prioritising operational activity and ensuring the right assets are deployed in the right place and at the right time.

Operational Security

This intensive 3 day course is designed for those individuals operating within roles which require them to consider operational risk issues or who are tasked with the review of security breaches or operational compromises.

Managing a Counter Corruption Investigation

This is an intensive 5 day course which will provide the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage an investigation into corruption. The threat associated with corruption of police and public officials is increasing. This threat can seriously undermine operational activity and result in significant damage to organisational reputation and stakeholder confidence.

Managing Covert Law Enforcement Operations

This is an intensive 5 day course which is aimed at students new to a management role which involves the use of covert law enforcement tactics. The increasing sophistication of organised crime and the growth in the digital intelligence and investigations environments requires a professional approach towards the deployment of covert tactics.

Authorising Officer Course

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.

Negotiation

In this 3 day course delegates will be provided with an introduction to the basics to establishing effective communications in a crisis situation and those that will support dialogue in hostile situations. Delegates will be prepared to use more influential communications in their life and in potential crisis situations.

Strategic Management of Major Crime Investigations

This course is aimed at members of senior management teams within law enforcement, the security sector, regulatory agencies and corporate bodies with an investigatory remit. It will deliver high level training on the right skills and abilities to effectively lead the strategic direction of major crime investigations such as murder, rape, kidnap, terrorism, fraud, proceeds of crime or counterfeiting. In often high profile, sensitive and complex cases such as these it is vital that both human and financial resources are managed efficiently. This course will identify how this can be achieved through maximising specialist support opportunities like forensics, coordinating large teams of skilled staff and communicating effectively to those within the organisation as well as the public at large.

Strategic Management of International Crime Investigations

Globalisation has brought with it the challenges of cross border criminality and often police, the security sector, regulatory agencies and corporate bodies with an investigatory remitare engaged in the investigation of murder, rape, kidnap, terrorism, proceeds of crime, fraud or counterfeiting where there is a significant international dimension. This could be a foreign victim or suspect in your country or one of your nationals becoming a victim overseas. This course will give the strategic leader the knowledge about what they can or cannot do within the boundaries of domestic and international law and how to effectively collaborate with international partners.

Policing in Insurgency

This course draws on the experience of policing communities suffering violent and armed conflict in which the state and its institutions are under attack and losing public confidence and trust.

Community Policing

As police services attempt to maintain public confidence, Community Policing has undergone several iterations, with the result that it is no longer possible to clearly define. However 5 features of community policing have been reasonably consistent, Neighbourhood based, Reassurance, Engagement, Prevention, and Partnership. Communities have become more diverse with changing views of the police and an assertion of ethnic culture amongst the minority groups which together have implications for levels of trust in the police and compliance with the law.

Intelligence Ethics & Risk Management

Intelligence alone cannot provide a complete picture for managers. On occasion intelligence based decision making can have unintended outcomes, so managers need to understand that intelligence does not guarantee success and needs to be carefully managed. Intelligence led activity is an incomplete science and can give rise to various risks and threats, not only for managers and organizations but also to a range of others including sources, staff acting on intelligence, the subjects of the intelligence, partners, and the wider community.

Open Source Investigation Training

This course is aimed at enabling all investigators to have the ability to safely and lawfully gather information and intelligence from the wealth of resources available on the internet. The course is highly interactive and hands on, with the candidates being tasked with carrying out an investigation on the internet to obtain key information and test the skills that they learnt throughout the course. The course is tailored to the exact requirements of the organisation to ensure that the content is current, relevant and crucially, engaging to the end users.

Digital Forensics Investigation Training

Digital Devices and their associated applications and operating systems contain huge quantities of data which can play a critical role within an investigation. Correctly extracting and presenting this data requires both specialist skills and equipment and furthermore can only be relied upon in a court if the material has been acquired and analysed in a evidentially robust manner by a trained individual.

Communications Data Investigation Training

Communications Data is an essential tool for law enforcement that has been utilised in intelligence and in evidence for many years. Many high profile, complex cases have had a breakthrough as a result of the acquisition and subsequent analysis and evidential package of communications data in a court of law. When presented effectively alongside other evidence, communications data is a powerful component of a prosecution case which is often seen as the glue which ties the accused to the events.

Advanced Digital Investigation & Coordination Training

It is widely accepted that all investigations from the complex, high profile cased to the smaller volume crime will now have some form of digital footprint. Often, intelligent use of digital investigation techniques can be the difference between a positive or negative result in locating & apprehending a suspect or into the criminal justice process in a court of law.