Earlier in 2016, Barnsley & Barnsley were awarded a contract to deliver 6 Specialist Investigators Training courses on behalf of Food Standards Scotland. These one week courses have now been successfully delivered and evaluated to a very high standard.

The recipients of the training were Food Standards Officers, Environmental Health Officers and Trading Standards Officers across Scotland. The Royal Environmental Health Institute for Scotland  (REHIS) have awarded the course 32 CPD points.

The core aspects of the training were:

  • The Scottish Criminal Justice System
  • Managing Investigations
  • Evidence Recovery and Handling
  • Schedule 8 Certification
  • Intelligence
  • Investigative Interviewing – Witnesses and Suspects
  • Statement Taking
  • Report Writing
  • Criminal Disclosure
  • Giving Evidence in Court

Due to the success of the courses Food Standards Scotland have requested a 7th course to be delivered in November at their headquarters in Aberdeen.

These courses and all component parts are available to any organisation or agency and are aimed at improving investigators knowledge and understanding of any investigations.

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