Specialist legal trainer CILEx Law School publishes Disclosure course for police staff

CILEx Law School has announced the release of a new edition of its distance learning course in Disclosure for police staff.
The Disclosure course focuses on the role of the Disclosure or Investigation Officer in order to ensure full compliance with disclosure requirements under the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA).

The Rt Hon Lord Justice Gross in his review of Disclosure in Criminal Proceedings said: “Disclosure is only as good as the person doing it. In the typical English prosecution, the “person doing it” will most likely be a police officer. We recommend that proper training in issues of disclosure, extending to an appropriate “mindset”, should be part and parcel of the professional development of a police investigator.”

This course aims to do just that.

Altough primarily aimed at Disclosure Officers, the course is also highly relevant for Evidence Assessors and Decision Makers and staff in criminal justice units and prosecutorial agencies involved in considering material in criminal investigations.

CILEx Law School has a long association with the public sector, and has been delivering courses in file management to the police and CPS for over twenty years.

The Criminal Justice Administration course aims to teach police staff how to put together a good prosecution file. This course is an ideal training solution to address the problems highlighted in the recent joint report by the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Crown Prosecution Service on the poor quality of criminal case files, and the need for training in this area.

Noel Inge, Managing Director of CILEx Law School, said: “We are pleased to offer these courses for use by police forces throughout England and Wales. Given the recent joint report by the HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Crown Prosecution Service on the poor quality of criminal case files, the courses that we offer in Criminal Justice Administration and Disclosure provide an opportunity for police forces to deliver relevant training to their staff at a relatively low cost.”

Visit our Disclosure course page for more information.