RIPA policy

Training and review

The council will arrange for Authorising officers to receive training. Where relevant and necessary in the conduct of their jobs, Heads of Service are responsible to ensure a training programme for their staff which covers use of RIPA and authorisation requirements for covert surveillance. The Authorising Officers can assist with this training.

The Authorising Officers will periodically review the corporate training needs regarding RIPA and the promotion of good surveillance practice.

As part of the annual “management assurance” process Heads of Service will be required to submit declarations with regard to the use of RIPA within their teams