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1

The OC Suspects is responsible for supervising the members of the suspects team for the purpose of:

MOST

Mitigating and dealing with possible defences that may be raised

Obtaining information about suspects/persons of interest

Seeking evidence to cover all ingredients of offence

Thoroughly profiling and investigating all suspects/persons of interest

2

What are the three categories that management of suspects falls into?

- identification and profiling
- arrest/termination
- interviewing

3

What is a suspect?

Person of interest who has gained added status because of either a direct or indirect connection to the circumstances of the crime

4

What should an initial briefing of the suspects team encompass?

- circumstances of the offence
- details of any suspects/POIs when the details are known
- suspect description
- MO/crime signatures ID'd

5

Possible suspects may be indicated from/by?

- area canvas
- DNA samples
- fingerprints
- CHIS
- witness evidence
- Police notings

6

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

- monitoring address through surveillance
- NIA enquiries
- council enquiries to ID property owner
- taking photos of persons as they enter/leave

7

What are TIE enquiries?

Trace
Interview
Eliminate

- Identifying the types of groups that may contain the offender
- Selecting a common characteristic shared by the group of people, which may include the offender

8

Research should aim to collect all available information and attempt to establish or find the following information about the suspect:

- the suspects previous history/MO
- places of residence/work
- details of vehicles owned
- details of landline and cellular telephones
- full description of the suspect
- recent photograph of the suspect
- medical records

9

Potential sources of information about suspects may be obtained by:

- financial information/bank records
- CCTV and other images
- Telco information
- cellular telephones
- internet websites
- vehicle GPS

10

What should be considered before arrest/termination?

- investigator appointed to each suspect
- Police position on bail
- engage Crown solicitor
- family of deceased are updated via the FLO
- prompt preparation of the prosecution file
- compliance by the disclosure manager

11

Preparing to interview a suspect:

- selection of interviewer
- appropriate mode of recording interview
- status of witness - caution necessary?
- interviewer fully briefed
- ingredients that need to be established
- interview plan

12

During an interview of a suspect, the OC Suspects must ensure that:

- the interview is conducted IAW the Investigative Interviewing suspect guide
- the interview is monitored by a supervisor or experienced Detective to ensure the key points are covered
- ensure an explanation is sought from the suspect in relation to any exhibits found

13

After an arrest is made the OC Suspects should:

- ensure suspects are isolated from each other
- ensure suspects have been advised of BOR/rights
- 1J suspects - Police obligations under the CYPFS Act are met
- consider executing a search for evidence of the suspects person, home and work place

14

On executing a search warrant:

- establish strategy for the search
- ensure legal authority exists for the search to be conducted
- arrange photographer/fingerprint officer
- ensure OC Exhibits attends
- if practicable, suspect is present while a search is conducted
- assess all the evidence found and ascertain it's relevance
- seek explanations from the suspect regarding any exhibits found
- issue a receipt for any property seized
- ensure all exhibits seized are sealed before removal

15

The OC Suspects will arrange, in consultation with the OC Investigation, for a Police Dr to examine the suspect. The Dr must:

- note any injuries (e.g. scratches/bruises)
- take samples identified as necessary by the OC Investigation using a specialist MEK including: blood/saliva/head hair/pubic/body hair(if relevant)/fingernail scrapings/swabs of the suspects hand or other relevant areas/swab hand for firearms residue
- provide a professional opinion re: suspects condition
- record any explanations or comments made by the suspect about the offence or cause of injuries.
- photos of the suspect and any relevant marks or injuries must be taken

16

What details should be obtained to confirm the identity of a suspect?

- fingerprints/footprints/palmprints and blood for DNA analysis
- arrange photos of the suspect. Front face and profile, full body length, any injuries/identifying features (e.g. tattoos/scars)
- samples of handwriting
- record physical description of suspect
- record details for the offender report