Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA)

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA)

The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 commonly referred to as RIPA sets the framework for public bodies such as police forces and local authorities to carry out surveillance and interception of communications. The act covers directed and intrusive surveillance as well as the deployment of a covert human intelligence source (CHIS).

Failure to comply with the various provisions of RIPA may lead to investigations being significantly compromised.

The Sancus Solutions RIPA training will equip delegates with the necessary knowledge and skills to make, justify and implement decisions. Delivered by experienced practitioners the course will be personalised to reflect the role and level of experience of those attending.

The one day course is suitable for anyone involved in making or approving applications to carry out surveillance or deploy a CHIS.

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA)

RIPA training can be delivered for your organisation, at a venue of your choice and for up to 12 delegates or virtually if required.

Because of the specialist nature of this training it is beneficial for us to discuss your exact needs and requirements. Please contact us and our senior course trainer will be pleased to arrange a consultation.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding the legal requirements of RIPA 2000 including implications of the Human Rights Act
  • Identify the core components of RIPA and their definitions
  • Identifying and understanding Directed Surveillance & CHIS
  • Identify and managing risk assessment
  • Understanding principles of Necessity and Proportionality
  • Understanding requirements of Collateral Intrusion
  • Understand how to gather intelligence to plan for authorisation under RIPA
  • Understanding how to complete an application under RIPA
  • Understand the role and requirements of the Investigatory Powers Commissioners Office (IPCO)
  • Applying the correct procedures for record keeping

The RIPA training can be personalised to meet the exact requirements of your organisation. Please contact us to discuss options.


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