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Tavcom launches ‘managing CCTV investigations’ course

Training has launched a course aimed at personnel with a senior role in handling CCTV investigations.

More specifically, the course is pitched at anyone responsible for managing and setting policy for the investigation of crimes and incidents captured on CCTV and other media.

The three-day classroom-based training, which starts in April, takes place at Tavcom in Hampshire. Participants will receive a Tavcom level three c


“This is an essential new course that provides the skills and confidence needed to efficiently and effectively handle CCTV investigations,” said Tavcom Training executive director Paul Tennent.

“The comprehensive programme shines a light on the roles and responsibilities of personnel when investigating incidents, how to assist the police, as well as highlighting codes of practice and operational guidelines.”

Course agenda for ‘Managing CCTV investigations’

  • Investigating crimes caught on CCTV and other media

  • Managing enquiries where images provide key evidence

  • The CCTV Code of Practice and how it relates to investigations

  • Using CCTV in an ethical manner: privacy, human rights and cultural

  • Obtaining the best evidential footage and images

  • Investigative strategy for using images during a major enquiry

  • CCTV trawling and obtaining images from social media

  • Using images held by TV broadcasts and newspapers

  • Linking suspects in several pieces of footage

  • Producing evidential statements and decision logs

  • Identification of offenders’ capture on CCTV

  • Understanding ‘super recognisers‘ and their effective use

  • Technology and its use in identification

  • Using CCTV in investigations and briefing prosecutors

The ‘Managing CCTV investigations’ course costs £795+VAT per participant and will take place on the following dates:

  • 17-19 April 2018

  • 26-28 June 2018

  • 2-4 October 2018

  • 23-25 January 2019

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