Investigating Serious and Organised crime online CPD workshop series

The Investigator ( is bringing together experts from across the world to take part in four online workshops that look at current challenges and best practice around the investigation of serious and organised crime. They will feature operational experts from law enforcement, academia and industry who will debate latest challenges and best practice around this challenging and fast-paced area of criminal investigation.

Networking, debate and best practice-sharing

Run online via MS Team, our workshops will provide a forum for networking, debate and best practice sharing with the aim of supporting investigators and helping to enhance and improve their investigation skills.

The Coronavirus pandemic has left an indelible mark on the SOC landscape and has led to an increase in opportunist, highly organised and ruthless organised crime gangs who use violence and threats to exploit the vulnerable and prey on their weaknesses in order to benefit financially. With the help of our expert speakers and delegates we will be assessing the impact the pandemic has had on crimes such as human trafficking and modern slavery, online child sexual abuse, cyber crime, fraud and county lines.

We’ll also share the good work that has been continuing throughout the pandemic to try and thwart the efforts of organised crime gangs. We’ll also be looking at the structure and make up of organised crime gangs and sharing innovation in investigation, disruption and prevention best practice.

Here are details of our three exclusive workshops that can be booked individually or as a course of four. Certificates of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) are awarded to delegates who attend this series (speakers to be announced shortly).

Workshop dates and topics

5 November Session One: introduction to current threat picture and OCGs behind the crimes

3 December: Session Two – Investigation, Detection, Disruption and Prevention

14 January - Session Three - Conducting International Investigations in a post-Brexit world
Our third sessions looks at key legislation and guidance to underpin effective international investigations, exploring the link between local and international organised criminality and the impact of Brexit on international investigations.

We’ll offer practical advice about how investigations can engage proactively and effectively with international organisations including Europol and Interpol and the support that is available for investigators through the International Crime Co-ordination Centre.


9am-9.10am: Welcome and introduction, Carol Jenkins, The Investigator

9.10am-10am: The importance of multi-lateral international partnerships with Interpol, Europol, UN, EU and the African Union, Paul Stanfield, Senior Manager, International Delivery, National Crime Agency

10am-10.20am: Break


10.20am-11.20am: The role of the UK International Crime Bureau in assisting investigators to conduct international investigations, Michelle Howey and Philip Clewlow, UK International Crime Bureau, NPCC International Crime Co-ordination Centre

11.20am-12.10pm: How to conduct international investigations effectively post-Brexit, Chris Lyons, Senior Intelligence Analyst, and Sgt Caroline Else, NPCC International Crime Coordination Centre

12.10pm-12.30pm: Break


12.30pm-1.20pm: Current research on organised crime in seaports and the challenges to understand and combat the threat in the post-Brexit scenarios, Dr Anna Sergi, Professor of Criminology, University of Essex


1.20pm-2.10pm: International co-operation post-Brexit: challenges, opportunities and a look at the way forward, Keith Ditcham, Senior Research Fellow, Organised Crime and Policing, Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies


2.10pm-2.20pm: final remarks and questions

2.20pm: Workshop closes


Single workshop: £189  + VAT (GBP) per delegate

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. 


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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