Advising Suspects at the Police Station Course Bundle

Advising Suspects at the Police Station Course Bundle

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Course Overview

Designed to suplement your own legal knowledge, this comprehensive six-part course, delivered by renowned lecturer and criminal practitioner Colin Beaumont, will will consider the following areas of police station practice and procedure:

  • The importance of the custody record and other sources of information at the police station
  • The Disclosure Officer - inadequate/insufficient disclosure
  • Private consultation
  • Giving evidence on behalf of your client at the Crown Court trial
  • Adverse inferences at trial
  • Your rights as opposed to the rights of the client
  • Custody/bail
  • Amendments to the Codes of Practice issued under PACE
  • Testing for the presence of Class A drugs
  • The removal of clothing, by force if necessary
  • Requests for intimate/ non-intimate samples & finger prints
  • The role of the advisor in the police station interview
  • The detention clock
  • The new Retention/Destruction of samples regime
  • Searches
  • Entry for the purposes of arrest

What are the requirements?

  • View the series of recorded webinars and review the supporting documentation

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:
  • • Have a through understanding of police station practice and procedure
  • • Be familiar with the PACE codes of Practice
  • • Have considered various police station scenarios and know how to act accordingly
  • • Feel more confident when advising clients at the police station

What is the target audience?

  • Those undertaking the Police Station Representatives Accreditation Scheme (PSRAS), including non-qualified candidates who must sit the Written Exam.
  • Please note, candidates are required to complete their own revision and training to ensure that they have sufficient knowledge to commence the accreditation. This course is intended to supplement the candidate’s learning and development. If viewed in isolation, this course will not provide sufficient information to pass the Written Exam or competently advise clients at the police station.
  • Accredited police station representatives who require a minimum of 6-hours of police station related training annually to maintain their accreditation.
  • Criminal practitioners including duty solicitors


About Instructor - Colin Beaumont

Colin Beaumont graduated in law in 1981 and qualified as a Barrister in 1982. He worked for many years in the Magistrates’ Court service until 1996 when he re-qualified as a Solicitor and joined a large criminal legal aid practice. He became a partner with the firm. He retired as a solicitor in 2016 and has returned to his Inn of Court at The Inner Temple. Colin has been teaching the profession for the last 25 years and continues to do so.

Course Curriculum

Part 1

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    21 Page

Part 2

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    21 Page

Part 3

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    21 Page

Part 4

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    21 Page

Part 5

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    31 Page

Part 6

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    21 Page