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Using the National Decision Model (NDM) to Make Decisions in an Investigation, 21 May 2024

 

  • A ‘must attend’ event for investigators, analysts and police staff who want to develop and enhance their investigative decision-making skills in an operational context

 

  • Our workshop will provide delegates with a structured approach to rationalising decision-making and be able to justify your decisions to peers, managers and in the court room.

 

  • It will also help identify the factors that can affect decision-making and how to use the National Decision Model (NDM) in an operational context in order to have a defensible position.

 

  • You will also learn about issues of risk and how to use the risk matrix when making decisions. All of the component parts of the NDM will include an aide-memoir of questions to ask when seeking to make decisions (or of others if reviewing their decisions).

 

  • Provides advice on when investigators should record decisions and how to record decisions to make them more defensible, along with some examples.  

 

  • There will also be the opportunity to ask questions or discuss practical situations and receive objective advice and guidance.

 

  • Held online Via Teams

 

  • Certificates of CPD available

 

Outline of the Day

Session One: An introduction to Investigative Decision Making and the Factors That Can Affect Decision Making

This session will start off by looking at some factors that can cause you to make poor decisions. These can be both conscious or subconscious factors and these are discussed so that you can be aware of them in the future so they don’t affect your abilities to make ‘good’ decisions. This session will then look at why we should use a decision-making model to assist when making decisions.

Session Two: Using The National Decision Model (NDM) Decision-Making Model to make decisions and have defensible position

This session will examine each of the parts of the NDM to understand the considerations when using it to make decisions. This session will also consider issues of risk and how to use the risk matrix when making decisions.

All of the component parts of the NDM will include an aide-memoir of questions to ask yourself when seeking to make decisions (or of others if reviewing their decisions).

Session Three: Recording Investigative Decisions

The final session will look at when investigators should record decisions and advice on how to record decisions to make them more defensible, along with some examples.

There will also be an opportunity in this session for attendees to ask questions or discuss practical situations facing them to receive objective advice and guidance.

 

About our expert

The day will be led by expert trainer and Adrian Ramdat, a former investigator who spent over 26 years working operationally at a local, regional, national and international level in various covert roles including as a covert operative, manager and head of a Covert Management Operations Unit. 

He was also previously seconded to the National Policing Improvement Agency where he held the portfolio for Covert Law Enforcement.

HOW TO BOOK

Cost: £209 + VAT (GBP) per delegate (LEA and Government Agency rate).  £259 + VAT (Industry rate). 

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Booking: Please send the delegates name(s), email address(es) and purchase order (made out to The Investigator) to booking@the-investigator.co.uk or telephone +44(0)844 660 8707 for further information. 

Payment can be made by Debit/credit card. The meeting link will be sent out 7 days before the event.

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