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• A brand-new series of online CPD workshops aimed at aspiring, new to role, and established Senior Investigating Officers (SIOs) that cover contemporary issues around the management of major crime investigation.

• This is an exclusive series that has been newly launched by The Investigator with the aim of supporting the SIO community and celebrating the pivotal role they play in the investigation of major crime and in providing justice for victims.

Our six events for 2021 all run on Microsoft Teams

  • June 8: Investigative Decision Making and the role of the SIO.

  • July 6: Public Inquiries and Article 2 Inquests.

  • September 28: Covert strategies and key considerations to support an investigation.

  • October 12: Stranger Rape and Serious Sexual Assault: challenges and opportunities.

  • December 1: Managing Social Media when an investigation or incident goes viral.

  • December 2: Murdered or Missing? Challenges when investigating a missing person that may lead to a murder investigation.


Supporting, Informing, and inspiring the next generation of senior leaders

The Investigator is launching six new innovative workshops aimed at supporting, informing. and inspiring the next generation of senior leaders and are a must-attend for aspiring, new to role and current Senior Investigating Officer working in a major crime role.

Our events feature an impressive line of up speakers who are current and former SIOs who have successfully led high-profile investigations, experts from the legal profession, academia, and industry.

Exclusive insight

Between them, they have years of experience in major crime management and will provide an exclusive insight into the tactical and strategic options available to SIOs when leading investigations.

National SIO Registrar Gary Tomlinson will be taking part in the events to provide sound guidance on the importance of the SIO register and remaining current with your continuous professional development.

We hope the workshops will provide a valuable forum for networking and debate and for engaging with peers, whilst also helping support SIOs to develop and enhance their management skills and abilities in this challenging but rewarding role.

Speakers details for the next event.

Details of speakers and topics for the next event event are published here today. Details of the other three events will be published shortly.

September 28: Covert strategies and key considerations to support an investigation.

The workshop will provide an understanding of the covert tactical options available to SIOs for exploitation and an understanding of the legal and operational security considerations and challenges. It will also include an understanding of the tactical options available and when they could be exploited and add value to an investigation.

It will consider the impact of disclosure in the public domain and other challenges in presenting sensitive information in an investigative strategy.

There will also be an outline of key legislation that governs covert activity including the safeguards and external oversight (Investigatory Powers Commissioner’s Office (IPCO).

Speakers and topics

Managing a covert response to a sensitive ‘crime in action’ with key partners, key stakeholders, and the impact of disclosure in the public domain, Paul Fullwood was an ACC and former head of the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, and Hertfordshire Protective Services and a PIP4 Gold Commander. He is now an advisor to the NPCC on SIO development.


An extended session:

The session will cover:

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) / Part 3 Police Act 1997 (P3)

  • Surveillance – Directed and Intrusive

  • Surveillance – Property Interference


Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) / CHIS (Criminal Conduct) Act 2021 (CCA)

  • Covert Human Intelligence Source (CHIS) and Investigatory Powers Act 2016 (IPA)

  • Targeted Equipment Interference (TEI) / Targeted Interception (TI)

Booking information

You can book a place on all of the events and attend them as part of your on-going CPD. Or you can book on individual workshops.


If you book one event it costs £195 + VAT per delegate

If you book all four as a course of CPD it costs £540 + VAT which is just £135 + VAT per workshop saving you £240!

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.  If you require 5 or more delegates from the same organisation please contact us for a group discount quote.

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

Important disclaimer

Please note, we respectfully ask that only delegates who have paid for a place are permitted to attend our virtual conference. If you would like to attend as a group of more than 5 delegates from the same force/organisation then please contact us for group rates.

Please refer to the College of Policing Code of Ethics 2014 for guidance. Please see page 11 section 7, which states: ‘I will treat information with respect, and access or disclose it only in the proper course of my duties’

Joining the event: All delegates are required to login with the name that is assigned to their email address, anyone that logs in as a guest, anonymous or a name not on the registration list will be removed from the conference. LEA/Government delegates can supply an alternative email address after their work email address has been verified if they are working from home and using their own electronic devices.

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