Open-Source Intelligence (OSInt), now referred to by many UK Public Authorities as Internet Investigations and Intelligence (III/i3), is the collection and analysis of publicly available information both offline and online. Whereas other providers lack specialist experience, OSInt is a vital component of our work at Research Associates, uniquely positioning us to provide expert training based on more than forty years of experience. Since we engage in OSInt on a daily basis, our knowledge and techniques are constantly evolving to remain at the bleeding edge, ensuring that our training is kept current as OSInt/i3 is ever-evolving. Due to the highly sensitive and advanced nature of Research Associates’ OSInt training, it is offered only to public sector organisations and vetted companies who are willing to be transparent.
Investigative Interview Training
Research Associates offers specialist training in interview techniques, enabling interviewers to gain more accurate and reliable information from interviewees. We use similar techniques to the worldwide judiciary, based on persistent yet non-confrontational questioning. Due to the especially sensitive nature of investigative interviews and the importance of obtaining a complete and accurate account, it is crucial that any interviewer has the requisite training to achieve the best possible interview from the interviewee. Undergoing our investigative interview training will enable you to interview a broad range of interviewees effectively and sensitively, including vulnerable people such as children or those with learning difficulties, as well as provide you with the requisite skills to work with interpreters.
With over forty years of surveillance experience, Research Associates has exceptional expertise in contemporary observation techniques, making us a uniquely well-versed provider of surveillance training. Observation is a highly delicate task, and an inexperienced operative may inadvertently jeopardise an operation, should they be untrained. Therefore, it is vital that surveillance operatives undergo up-to-date training with surveillance veterans offered by Research Associates. Our surveillance training provides participants with skillsets to gather evidence via overt and covert surveillance operations, both on foot and mobile, as well as to deal with countersurveillance.