Police Station Forensics

Police Station Forensics

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Course Overview

This course offers a practical discussion of the factors to consider when advising suspects at the Police Station where part of the evidence gathering process involves forensics.

Offering an easily digestible approach to Police Station problems such as when consent is and is not required, this session will be invaluable to practitioners having to advise on difficult issues at an early stage in the investigation.

Consideration will be given to voice recognition and facial recognition/identification issues, the retention or destruction of biometric material, the circumstances in which a person can be tested for the presence of Class A drugs and the client’s rights when the police want to take fingerprints.

In addition, lecturer Colin Beaumont will offer guidance on how to provide the best advice possible advice to the client and will ensure that viewers appreciate the importance of a full consideration of forensic matters prior to interview.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar, review the slides and complete the short quiz to test your legal knowledge.
  • This course provides 0.5 – 1 CPD points (depending on length of time spent reviewing the supporting documentation).

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will have a greater understanding of police station forensics and how they can be used to yours and your client’s advantage.

What is the target audience?

  • Criminal practitioners including probationary and accredited police station representatives and 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

Recorded Webinars

  • Webinar

Supporting Documentation

  • slides
    7 Page


  • Quiz