Staying safe at work – free workshop for officers and staff

Experts will give top tips for staying safe when investigating

​Officers and staff can attend a free workshop later this month to get advice and information to deal with safety issues at work.

The event will include information on fire safety issues in custody and managing illicit drug laboratories investigations to ensure officers are aware of the dangers that could be posed by chemicals and other hazards.

The one-day development event has been organised by the Association of Police Health and Safety Advisors (APHSA), with the support of the College.

It will be held at our building in Ryton, near Coventry, on Tuesday, March 28.

The day will also feature several guest speakers including Neil Measures, Forensic Operations Manager at the National Crime Agency.

He has responsibility for the National Crime Agency's Illicit Laboratory Unit and has worked for the last 26 years in forensic investigation, starting as a Crime Scene Investigator with Leicestershire Police, where he attended crime scenes and provided forensic support to investigations.

Neil has been employed by the National Crime Agency since its inception and previously by the Serious Organised Crime Agency and National Crime Squad - having twelve years' experience of dealing with hazardous crime scenes and illicit synthetic drug laboratories.

Also attending will be Mark Hill, Technical Performance Manager on Police Custody at the Home Office. Mark has more than 20 years' experience working in police custody and is responsible for Home Office advice on improvements in the safety and efficiency of police custody suites.

If you wish to attend please email Events@college.pnn.police.uk.

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