Sancus Solutions began providing training in police Professional Standards investigations over ten years ago. In the time since, training had been provided to all 43 Home Office forces in England and Wales, staff associations, British Transport Police, Ministry of Defence Police, Civil Nuclear Constabulary, ports police, the National Crime Agency and personnel from a number of Police & Crime Commissioner’s offices.
Officers from the Crown Dependencies, Bermuda, Gibraltar and Cyprus (Sovereign Base Area) have also received training from us in Professional Standards.
As a result, Sancus has become the leading provider of Professional Standards training, a position that was acknowledged when the College of Policing commissioned the company to provide the national training programme when new police complaint and conduct regulations were introduced in 2020.
The new legislation created a requirement that local policing bodies should be responsible for undertaking reviews of some police complaints where the complainant was dissatisfied with the outcome. This is a role that a number of local policing bodies have commissioned Sancus to help them provide.
To allow the best possible focus on the Professional Standards Training and OPCC Review work, Sancus Operations Ltd was established as a stand-alone company in 2021. The company also provide a consultancy service to police forces, assessing their implementation of the regulatory framework required for optimum complaint handling and conduct investigation.
Sancus Operations provide a number of scheduled training courses each year around England & Wales. Details of upcoming courses around the country throughout the year, and availability of places, can be obtained by e-mailing- firstname.lastname@example.org
Our company also provides bespoke training to forces, OPCC’s and staff associations on all aspects of Professional Standards work. This includes annual refresher packages for all PSD staff. To find out more about what we can do for you please contact- email@example.com
Our Main Courses
Investigations in Professional Standards Course (5 days, or 4 days for single force delivery)
This practical based course provides a firm grounding in police/law enforcement complaints and misconduct investigation including legislation, guidance and case law. Courses are scheduled across England & Wales throughout the year, or can be run in-house for any force that has significant numbers of staff to train at any one time.
Sancus Operations have access to a number of individuals who have considerable experience in Professional Standards investigation, management, inspection and policy development. We have worked with forces to help them develop best working practices in this area. If you would like to discuss consultancy services we can provide please contact- firstname.lastname@example.org