The Management of Serious Crime Investigations Development Programme (Formally DIDP)


The programme is developed to National Occupational Standar​ds (NOS), for managing serious and complex crime investigation includes a three-week training course.

This course is underpinned by Authorised Profession​​​al Practice (APP) and is structured around a number of reactive and proactive investigations

The course explores the practical, legal, supervision and managerial iss​ues around reactive & proactive investigations.

Diversity and integrity issues are built into the case study and are d​ealt with throughout.

Who should attend

​Candidates M​​​UST;

  • Be of substantive Detective Inspector rank or above or agency/Police Staff equivalent, or awaiting promotion to that rank.
  • Have access to the investigation of serious and complex crime.
  • Be PIP Level 2 competent.
  • Have completed in-force diversity & leadership training.


    In addition to PIP Level 2 competence, learners will benefit from completing the Investigative Supervisors Development Programme (ISDP) or its recognised local force equivalent, and it is recommended that all learners do so.

    This development programme will provide them with the knowledge, understanding and skills to supervise investigations, thus providing an intermediate step to build upon to manage investigations at a more strategic level in the MSCIDP.



​To develop the existing skills of Detective Inspectors or law enforcement equivalent (or Police Staff performing the role) so that they can manage, supervise and co-ordinate reactive and proactive investigations in accordance with National Protocols and National Occupational Standards.


  • ​​​Create policy files that record the strategic and tactical decisions made during an investigation in accordance with relevant guidelines.

  • Manage the initial response to a substantive investigation, implementing Golden Hour principles and fast track actions where appropriate including threats to life situations.

  • Explain the role​​, responsibilities and capabilities of the specialists involved in reactive & proactive investigations.

  • Identify the tech​​nology and specialists available to provide additional support advice and guidance for the investigation.

  • Describe the method​​s to plan and manage the resourcing of investigations and implement the principles of the volume crime management model.

  • Identify investig​​ative strategies and contribute to their implementation.

    Delegate tasks to teams and individuals and monitor and evaluate their performance.
  • Manage the perfor​​mance of teams and individuals while incorporating health safety and welfare legislation and policy.

  • Identify techniques ​for the management of media during an investigation.

    Conduct a community impact assessment and implement an appropriate strategy.
  • Plan and manage inve​stigations in accordance with the investigative model (APP) taking into account relevant legislation and national and force policies( including serious sexual offences against adults and firearms discharges)

  • Understand national and ​force protocols in relation to the investigation of crimes against children and sudden childhood death

  • Plan and manage the post charg​​e investigation procedures.

Entry requirements


Course Dates and Venues

Course duration

​3 weeks duration

Methods of delivery

​The training is managed by a College of Policing Course Director, Course Manager and Associate Tutors.

Additional information

  • ​Prices sh​​own are valid only until 31st March 2015.  

  • Residential includes all accommod​ation, meals and tea/coffee refreshments from bed on Sunday to lunch on Friday each week.

  • Non-Residential includes lunch and tea/coffee refreshments only.

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