Covert Tactics and Techniques for frontline investigators CPD training  

22 and 23 June 2022

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• Aimed at all operational investigators of all ranks and roles who want to develop and enhance their understanding of covert tactics
• Certificates of CPD available
• Booking is now live. Don’t miss out on your place

The agenda is now live for our two day online CPD workshop that will provide latest best practice around covert investigations. The agenda is included below.

Our workshop will provide an understanding of the covert tactical options available to law enforcement for exploitation, legal considerations before, during and post deployment and operational security considerations and challenges.

It is aimed at all operational investigators of all ranks and roles who want to develop and enhance their understanding of the use of covert tactics and techniques in an investigation. It will be led by highly experienced trainer, subject matter expert and covert investigator Adrian Ramdat (see below for more details).

Aims and objectives of the session

• Be aware of the specific tactical option and understand when it could be exploited appropriately to add value to an investigation.
• Understand the wider operational security challenges and the processes required to mitigate risk and potential compromise of covert assets.
• Be aware of the key legislation that governs covert activity including the safeguards and external oversight (Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Office (IPCO)).



Day One - BST

9.40am-9.50am: Welcome and introduction

9.50am-10.50am: Understanding Directed Surveillance and the practical issues.

10.50am-11.10am: Break

11.10am-noon: Examining Intrusive Surveillance & Property Interference and how they can be applied.

Noon-12.30pm: Break

12.30pm-1.20pm: CHIS including the new criminal conduct regime and operational considerations.

1.20pm-1.40pm: Break

1.40pm-2.30pm: Examining undercover activities and practices (inc the Undercover Policing Inquiry).

2.30pm-2.40pm: Summing up and questions

2.45pm: Workshop closes


Day Two

9.40am-9.50am: Welcome and introduction

9.50am-10.40am: Planning, threats and operational security.

10.40am-11am: Break

11am-Noon: Risk and compliance considerations in covert investigations.

Noon-12.30pm: Break

12.30pm-1.20pm: Targeted Equipment Interference - The new regime and what it means in practice.

1.20pm-1.40pm: Break

1.40pm-2.30pm: An Overview of Targeted Interception and practical issues.

2.30pm-2.40pm: Summing up and questions

2.45pm: Workshop closes

Adrian Ramdat – Covert trainer

Adrian Ramdat is a former law enforcement professional having spent over 26 years working operationally at a local, regional, national and international level. He was a career detective and spent the majority of his career working in the investigation of serious and organised crime whilst specialisingas covert operative and manager.

Adrian was seconded to the National Policing Improvements Agency (now the College of Policing) where he held the portfolio for Covert Law Enforcement. In this role he designed and delivered the RIPA Authorising Officers course, the Advanced CHIS Management course and the CHIS Cultivation & Recruitment course. He sat on the ACPO National Source Working Group and the Cultivation &Recruitment and Training subgroups.

Adrian returned to operational policing where he was headed up a Covert Management Operations Unit (COMU), undertook major crime reviews and performed the role of the Operational Security Officer (OpSY).

Since retiring from the police service Adrian established The Training Consultants Ltd, which specialised in delivering training and consultancy to organisations in the UK and around the world, in RIPA.


investigations skills, intelligence and covert activity. The Training Consultants Ltd was acquired by Bond Solonin 2018 where he took on the role of the Director of Covert Intelligence & Specialist Training.

In October 2021 Adrian will leave Bond Solon to become a freelance trainer offering training and consultancy in RIPA, IPA, covert skills and intelligence. He will also remain the subject matter expert for RIPA, CHIS, covert training, and whistleblowing for Bond Solon.

Adrian has degree in education, a post graduate certificate in education (PGCE) and is a qualified assessor.


Cost: £395.00 + VAT (GBP) per delegate (LEA and Government Agency rate). 

Booking: Please send the delegates name(s), email address(es) and purchase order (made out to The Investigator) to or telephone +44(0)844 660 8707 for further information. This is open to LEA, Government and public sector security contractors only.


Under no circumstances will a delegate be able to register using a free webmail address (ie: gmail, Yahoo, Outlook, Hotmail, AOL etc) but you can use one to login into Teams once your work email has been verified.

Payment can be made by PayPal/debit/credit card (corporate card fees apply + 3%). 

The meeting link will be sent out 7 days before the event.

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