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Investigative strategies

Authorised Professional Practice

This page is from APP, the official source of professional practice for policing.


The following strategies should accurately reflect the needs of the investigation.

Although their principal aim is to locate and gather material, there are two other important aims. These are to:

  • provide the victim’s family with a level of service that assists them to come to terms with the tragedy
  • satisfy legitimate requirements for information about an investigation from partner agencies and the community
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