Essential legal training for waste enforcement officers
Despite increased public awareness about appropriate recycling and waste management, waste enforcement is still a significant issue. The introduction of waste collection charges and the reduction in number of open municipal waste landfills has contributed to some of the classic waste enforcement issues, like illegal dumping and burning waste. This continues to be of considerable concern to Local Authorities due to the huge environmental harm and clean- up costs. Local authorities are responsible for investigating these waste crimes and for taking appropriate enforcement action.
This 2-day legal training course is designed to provide Waste Enforcement professionals with a clear insight into the legal framework in which they work. Attendees will learn from qualified lawyers about their powers, the court system and the prosecution process. They will gain an understanding of governing legislation, how to collect evidence, prepare a file for the prosecution and how to present confident credible/reliable evidence in court. Attendees will also learn investigative interview techniques and experience a realistic investigative interview role play.
This course provides waste enforcement staff with the knowledge, skills and expertise to carry out waste enforcement investigations including the following:
How to set up and run an investigation from start to finish
Powers in accordance with the governing legislation
Collecting evidence, documenting findings and presenting evidence in court
This training will enable you to:
Demonstrate adequate knowledge of the practical application of the relevant waste legislation
Prepare files for prosecution to indictable level
Efficiently gather evidence including physical evidence and photographs
Conduct an interview under caution with due regard to Human Rights and Constitutional protections
Prepare statements and exhibits
Prepare a file for the Local Authority, solicitor or for the DPP
Confidently manage cases
This course is on the LASNTG Framework and grant funding can be applied for.
This course can also be run specifically for your organisation, which is a good option for training a large number of employees cost-effectively.
La Touche Training delivers this legal training course in-house for local authorities throughout the country. Training can be run at a time, date and venue suitable to you.
You can book this course by contacting us on 01 8788 258, email email@example.com or fill in the contact form below.