Police Station Reps CPD Bundle

Advising Suspects at the Police Station Stage

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Course Overview

In accordance with LAA requirements, police station representatives must complete a minimum of 6 hours of CPD dealing with relevant updates on police station practice and procedure each year in order to maintain their accreditation.

Aimed at accredited police station representatives and those currently in the process of completing the Police Station Representatives Accreditation Scheme (PSRAS), this series of 6 1-hour webinars will provide viewers with an overview of some important everyday dilemmas which they are likely to encounter whilst at the police station.

Delivered by barrister, former duty solicitor and experienced lecturer Colin Beaumont, this course is essential for anyone embarking upon advising suspects at the police station and will discuss the following topics in detail:

  • Issues relating to samples
  • The level of disclosure required prior to an interview taking place
  • The position on fingerprints/photographs/footwear impressions
  • Advising on sexual offences at an early stage in the investigation
  • Searches of the person and searches of property
  • The ‘rights’ of the legal adviser at the police station

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the slides and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 6 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of the course you will:
  • • Understand how adverse inferences work – Sections 34, 36 and 37
  • • Be aware of the circumstances in which you might advise the suspect not to talk at all and read out a written statement
  • • Be able to work your way through the various sources of information
  • • Have considered the best advice to give to the client on a request for samples
  • • Appreciate when there may be a request for a sample to test for the presence of Class A drugs
  • • Be able to recognise circumstances when an arrest might be appropriate and the circumstances when it might be inappropriate
  • • Feel more confident when certain things are sprung upon you, as they often are at the police station!

What is the target audience?

  • Accredited police station representatives who require 6 CPD hours of training
  • Probationary police station representatives currently undertaking the Police Station Representatives Accreditation Scheme


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
    13 Page

Part 2

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    13 Page

Part 3

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    15 Page

Part 4

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    31 Page

Part 5

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    21 Page

Part 6

  • Webinar
  • Slides
    11 Page


  • Quiz


  • Really good course, easy to follow and access
    5 months ago