The Police National Search Centre (PNSC) is the sole authorised provider of Police Search and Security Coordination training for the UK police service. It offers four core courses but can tailor bespoke training for UK or international clients.
The PNSC is a joint police and military unit. Authorised by the Association of Chief Police Officers, it is the sole provider of training in counter-terrorism, crime and missing person search techniques to the UK police service.
With more than 25 years' experience and a unique blend of military and police trainers utilising the expertise of the Royal Engineers and the UK police service, the unit is internationally recognised as the world leader in the development and training of counter-terrorism systematic search techniques.
The PNSC delivers a range of specialist courses in search and security. After training, students will be equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge required to plan and conduct efficient and effective searches in order to:
Training is delivered using a number of techniques; these include an e-learning modular package for standard search techniques, and instructor-led learning coupled with practical and assessed exercises.
Training is available to all police forces, partner agencies and other law enforcement organisations, both nationally and internationally. The PNSC has supported a number of government-sponsored projects internationally.
Police Search Team (PST) - a one-week training course held within police forces and partner organisations. It covers:
Police Search Adviser (PolSA) - a three-week residential course held at the College of Policing's Bramshill site. On passing this course, a police search adviser is capable of planning, conducting and controlling counter-terrorism, crime and missing person searches. A PolSA is widely recognised as the most appropriate person to give advice and guidance in relation to search.
Counter Terrorism Security Coordinator (CT SecCo) - a two-week residential course held at the College of Policing's Bramshill site. It is designed for senior managers in police forces and other organisations, and will equip them to be responsible for the coordination of security operations and large-scale event planning.
Missing Person Search Course - a one-week residential course held at the College of Policing's Bramshill site. It is designed for those who manage and coordinate search activity in a missing person inquiry.
Bespoke Search Training - delivered at the College of Policing or the client's own venue. The training is tailored to meet the customer's or organisation's needs. Topics covered may include:
International and Partner Agency Training - the PNSC has considerable experience in designing and delivering bespoke training to international clients and partner agencies. These courses are designed to assist in capacity building. Courses can be delivered overseas and can, for example, include ‘train the trainer’ elements.
Trained search assets have:
The benefits of trained search assets are:
For further information on the courses and guidance on all aspects of search, please contact the course administrator by email or telephone:
Police National Search CentreCollege of Policing, Priestley House, Priestley Road, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG24 9NW
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