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.

RIPA Course Aims and Objectives

Course Aims – To facilitate students understanding of the legal requirements of Regulatory Investigative Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) and how RIPA is applied in an operational case study.

Course Objectives – By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • Identify the legal requirements of RIPA 2000
  • Explain the role and function of the investigator, officer in charge, disclosure officer and prosecutor
  • Describe the principles of necessity and proportionality
  • Apply risk management and collateral intrusion considerations within a case study exercise
  • Demonstrate how to complete a surveillance and covert human intelligence source (CHIS) RIPA application
  • Outline the role and function of the Investigatory Powers Commissioners Office

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

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act (RIPA)


A one day, online training course, delivered via Zoom.

Dates to be confirmed

For more information and to book your place click on the link below.

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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