PACE Suspect Awareness



These courses are aimed at organisations / investigatory units who are required to interview persons as suspects in accordance with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.

Our courses can be set at any level and do not require individuals to have had any previous training.


Learning Objectives

Learners will leave these courses with an understanding of:

  • PACE
  • Planning and preparation
  • Interview structures
  • Questioning styles
  • Evaluation
  • Legal representation
  • The court process
  • Related legislation
  • The consequences of breaching PACE
  • The PEACE mode


Course Length

  • 2 to 3 days


Featured Modules

  • What does PACE mean and associated legislation
  • Definition of an interview
  • Grounds to caution
  • Inadmissibility of evidence (S76 &S78)
  • Note taking
  • Exhibits
  • Interview structures – conversation management
  • Planning and Preparation
  • Significant statements / silences
  • Bad Character
  • Prepared statements
  • Dealing with solicitors
  • Disclosure/pre-interview briefing
  • Challenges
  • Stated cases
  • Equipment
  • Evaluation
  • Giving evidence


Course Suitability

  • Interviewers from all sectors who are involved in questioning suspects

Course Enquiry