PACE: Police & Criminal Evidence Act

Target audience

Those involved in investigations and interviews of suspects.


To enable delegates to comply with the PACE Codes of Practice when interviewing suspects and collecting evidence.


To enable delegates to:

  • describe PACE and its impact in relation to Human Rights
  • discuss circumstances in which and to whom PACE applies
  • describe the caution and its purpose
  • define when to caution and possible consequence of failing to caution
  • describe what constitutes an interview
  • apply the process to ensure PACE interviews are conducted correctly
  • explain how to deal with solicitors and third parties
  • identify and manage vulnerable people
  • respond correctly to comments outside interview and other critical incidents
  • manage pre-interview disclosure appropriately and with regard to the interview plan
  • describe Section 72 and 76 PACE challenges to admissibility of evidence
  • explain summary and transcript of interview completion


Dates and prices

Duration2 days
2018Mon 18th Jun → Tue 19th Jun
2019Mon 4th Mar → Tue 5th Mar
Mon 7th Oct → Tue 8th Oct
Delegate cost£425 +VAT
LocationYarnfield, Stone, Staffordshire

Costs and details

Prior learning

Understand the laws and contraventions to which they investigate, regulate and enforce.

Pre-course module



Sessions will be delivered using PowerPoint, flipchart, interactive group discussion, individual tuition, film and practical interview exercises with actors.

Post course

Delegates must complete workbooks within four weeks of course completion.