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Management of suspects falls into three categories and where appropriate the OC Investigation will prepare a strategy dealing with each:

- Identification and profiling
- Arrest and termination
- Interviewing


Identifying suspects

Possible suspects may be indicated from or by: 12 points

1. Area Canvas
2. Intel
3. Police notings
4. Fingerprints
5. DNA
6. Witnesses
7. Family Harm Team


Suspects residence

Where the place of residence of a suspect who has yet to be identified is known consider:

- Local council/property owner
- Conducting reconnaissance of area
- Surveillance
- Photographing people/vehicles enter/leaving premise
- Monitor phones, PO's
- Local authorities and utility providers


What are TIE enquiries?

Trace, Interview and eliminate

Selecting common characteristics shared by a group of people which may include the offender. The suspect tema then conducts elimination enquires by tracing and interviewing persons who populate these TIE categories.


Intelligence Categories

Research should be aimed to collect all available info and attempt to establish (5 points)

- Suspect name and aliases
- Criminal history, convictions, MO
- Details of vehicles owned
- Full description of suspect
- Recent Photograph of suspect


Sources of Information

Potential sources of information about a suspect may be acquired from: (5points)

- Financial/bank records
- Cell phones
- Vehicles (GPS)
- Internet websites; FB, Insta, twitter


After an arrest is made the OC suspect should:

- Ensure suspects are isolated from each other
- Bill of Rights
- Consider obligations CYFA 1989
- Search for evidence; person, vehicle, home, workplace


Medical Examination

OC Suspect will arrange in consult with OC Investigations for a Police Doctor to examine the suspect the doctor must:

- Note injuries ie scratches and bruises
- Take samples MEK; blood, saliva, hair (head/body/pubic), fingernail scrapings, swabs of hands etc
- Swab for firearm residue if relevant
- Provide professional opinion of suspect.
- Note any explanations or comments made by suspect and photograph injuries


What act and section is the medical examination conducted under? Can you use force if they refuse?

- section 88 search and surveillance act 2012 and yes reasonable force can be used


Alibi witnesses whose particulars have been advised in accordance with s22 Criminal Disclosure Act 2008 must not be interviewed except at the request of the crown.

In investigating any alibi offered the OC suspect must:

- Make enquires with other people (other than the alibi) to confirm or rebut the evidence in support of the alibi
- Establish where the suspect was at the time of offence and with who and doing what
- Corroborate the alibi sought from forensic or other sources independent of the suspect