• Understand the role and responsibilities of a litter warden / waste enforcement professional
  • Fully understand how to implement waste environmental legislation
  • The Environmental Protection Agency Act, 1992 and 2003 and the Waste Management Acts 1996 to 2003, The Litter Pollution Act 1997 to 2009, the Air Pollution Act 1987
  • Enforce ‘Producer Responsible’ Initiatives
  • Know and understand the powers of authorised persons and the scope of relevant offences
  • Draft clear and effective statutory notices, warning letters and investigation reports
  • Best practice in setting up an investigation
  • Understand an investigation log and how to keep one
  • Investigate complaints / suspected offences in compliance with the rules of evidence
  • Understand the types and rules of evidence
  • Interview witnesses and suspects effectively and in accordance with their legal and constitutional rights
  • Collection of evidence
  • Prepare a full and proper file for the prosecution of an offence in the criminal  justice system either in the District Court (summary offences) or in the Circuit Court (indictable offences)
  • Prosecution reports
  • Developing a consistent approach to enforcement and enforcement policy
  • Understand the court process – the do’s and don’ts
  • Confidence in appearing in court and giving evidence
  • Experience a realistic investigative interview role play

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