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Introduction to Intelligence and its role in Investigations – CPD workshop 18 May 2022


  • A one-day CPD event that looks at the importance of intelligence in today’s investigations in driving lines of inquiry and underpinning decision making in relation to tactics and resources.


  • Our CPD event will provide expert advice on conducting any intelligence activity ethically and professionally and within the law as well as how to maximise intelligence opportunities in your investigations


  • The day is aimed at new to role intelligence staff, more established staff who want to refresh existing skills and anyone involved in an investigative role who wants to expand and enhance their understanding of the role of intelligence in today’s investigations and the opportunities that exist.


  • Held online via Teams


The Investigator will be hosting this one-day event led by expert trainer, investigator and speaker Adrian Ramdat, a former investigator who spent over 26 years working operationally at a local, regional, national, and international level in various covert and intelligence roles.

Adrian now runs his own training consultancy and travels the UK and the world training investigators in policing organisations, wider law enforcement and other government agencies.


The day will cover the following three areas with plenty of time for questions and direct engagement with Adrian and other delegates.



9.40am-9.50am: Welcome and introduction, Carol Jenkins, The Investigator

9.50am-10.50am: Session One: What is Intelligence?

This session will start by examining at what ‘intelligence’ is and how this differs from ‘information’ and ‘evidence’. It will then look at ‘intelligence-led’ policing activity and how this can differ from theory to practice. This session will then examine the National intelligence Model (NIM) to understand the what, why and how of the NIM and how it is not only relevant to the police. The session will look at some ‘real life’ examples of where intelligence activities has failed and the lessons that could be learnt.

10.50am-11.10am: Break

11.10am-12.10pm: Session Two: Sources of Intelligence

This session will look at the Intelligence Cycle so that delegates can understand the processes. The session will then examine the various sources of intelligence and their value to the intelligence process. Part of the session will also look at the criminal use intelligence and the need for operational security to counter this threat.

12.10-12.30pm: Break

12.30pm-1.30pm: Session Three: Intelligence Evaluation

This session will then look at the 3x5x2 intelligence evaluation process to understand the system and how it is used in practice. It will look at some of the problems that can be encountered when using this grading system and ‘hints & tips’ for using the grading system. The session will examine the need for provenance of information and how this can be achieved.

1.30pm -1.50pm: Break

1.50pm-2.20pm: Session Four: Source Protection & The Sterile Corridor

This final session will look at the sterile corridor and how the ‘need to know’ principle should be used in relation to the protection of sources. It will examine the legal requirements to protect information and the practical ways in which this can be achieved.


2.20pm-2.30pm: Final remarks and questions

Terms and conditions

NB: the price quoted is for one delegate to view the event live at the time of transmission. We do not provide copies of the recording to be viewed at a later date as our events are not open access events and we hold the copyright.  Reproduction without prior consent is strictly prohibited.


Cost: £194.99 + VAT (GBP) per delegate (LEA and Government agencies only). 

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.