The Crime Academy was established by the Metropolitan Police Service in 2003 following the amalgamation of the Detective Training School, the Scientific Support College and the Analyst Training Unit. Our prospectus can be viewed on this site. It shows the considerable breadth of training now available at the Crime Academy.
About the Crime Academy
The Crime Academy's vision is 'to be the world leader for training investigators with the knowledge, skills and related specialist techniques to reduce crime and pursue and bring to justice those who break the law'.
Criminal Justice Faculty
We provide a range of courses from Investigative interviewing for suspects, victims and witnesses in serious and complex investigations to advanced disclosure.
In this section the Holmes courses are listed from CID, disclosure, indexer, exhibitor, office manager, and induction course.
In this section we outline courses from Analytical techniques, strategic assessment, briefing officer, field intelligence, comms data analysis, critical decision making in intelligence and more.
Senior Investigative Faculty
In this section we outline details of Crime investigators development programme, exhibit officer and specialist exhibit officer courses.
In this section we provide details of initial crime investigators development programme, exhibit officer, and specialist exhibit officer courses.
In this section are details of sexual offences investigative techniques, MAPPA, family liaison, management of sexual offenders, public protection, community safety and investigative interviewing of victims and witnesses.
Family Liaison & DVI
This section covers family liaison co-ordinator/officer disaster victim identification, advanced disaster victim identification and police mortuary operations coordinator course.
The Crime Academy welcomes training enquiries from other police services and law enforcement agencies. Many courses are suitable for those outside the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS).