RIPA Authorising Officers (Core Skills)

Public course: £299 + VAT
In-house course: call for details
Duration: 1 Day

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This course is delivered by The Training Consultants, part of Bond Solon. The Training Consultants is one of the UK's most established suppliers of accredited intelligence training, spanning the whole spectrum of overt and covert activity.

RIPA Authorising Officers - Course overview

The role of the authorising officer is the most important one in the RIPA process. It is important that those people performing this important role understand the requirements of their role and how to complete the authorisation correctly.

This 1-day training course has been designed to introduce delegates to the role of the authorising officer and allow them to explore the role and the requirements placed upon them when they are asked to authorise directed surveillance.

The training reflects the law, guidance and recognised good practice, enabling them to perform the role when required.

Key learning points

  • What are the roles of the applicant, gatekeeper and authorising officer?
  • Understand what activity constitutes directed surveillance?
  • When should an authorisation be given?
  • How to construct an authorisation for directed surveillance.
  • When is an authorisation required for open source research?
  • How to correctly apply the key term of necessity, proportionalityand collateral intrusion.
  • The 6 legal tests that are required to performed by the authorising officer.

Who should attend?

This course is aimed at anyone whom may be new to the role of an authorising officer and required to perform the role in relation to directed surveillance on less frequent basis.

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