An Interactive 5-Day Training Course

Challenges of International Policing

Working in Global Partnerships to Investigate Transnational Criminality

Course Introduction

This Oxford Challenges of International Policing training course is an excellent opportunity for law enforcement officers and staff who want to improve their ability to investigate crimes of all descriptions which have transnational activity affecting them in any way. It will identify the law enforcement agencies and other partners that can assist in delivering effective cooperation and collaboration so that you and your organisation stay one step ahead of criminals operating on the global stage. From drug importations and human trafficking through to illicit tobacco smuggling and supporting nationals who are victims of crime overseas, it will deliver key insights and practical ways to overcome the numerous obstacles that are often encountered.

This course will underline the importance of respecting national sovereignty and territorial integrity whilst moving investigations forward quickly and avoiding the bureaucracy that can stifle transnational investigations. It is ideal for those who appreciate that criminals do not respect borders, and they need to be prevented from operating with immunity and threatening individuals, communities, and economies. 

This Oxford Management Centre training course will highlight:

  • Effective law enforcement cooperation and partnerships on the global stage
  • Overcoming the challenges of operating across different jurisdictions
  • Options for sharing intelligence and gathering evidence promptly around the world
  • The importance of respecting national sovereignty and territorial integrity
  • Supporting victims and families involved in international crises or affected by transnational crime


By the end of this training course, the participants will be able to: 

  • Identify best practice regarding the investigative considerations within any crime enquiry with an international dimension
  • Understand and respect the domestic and foreign legal contexts when operating in a global environment
  • Demonstrate the importance of identifying and working with the appropriate international partner agencies
  • Understand the processes and pathways to share intelligence and adduce evidence on transnational criminal investigations
  • Explain the most effective mechanisms to cooperate and collaborate with other international

Training Methodology

This Challenges of International Policing training course will have subjects presented in utilising a variety of proven adult learning techniques, focused on case studies and best practices. This will include PowerPoint presentations, active participation in class practical cases followed by active group sessions, video materials, and tabletop activities.

Organisational Impact

The organisation will acquire a thorough understanding of best practices around working in partnership with international law enforcement agencies to dismantle, disrupt, and prosecute transnational criminal activity. 

Impact on the organisation from the participants upon attending this Oxford training course includes the following:  

  • Establish a thorough foundation regarding the fundamentals and challenges of international crime investigations
  • Enhance international cooperation and collaboration across global law enforcement agencies
  • Improve the competence, capability, and performance of staff to tackle international crime effectively
  • Increase the effectiveness and efficiency of combating international crime and getting value for money
  • Enhance public trust and confidence in the organisations ability to tackle trans-national criminality
  • Develop more timely and practical processes and procedures to manage cross-border investigations

Personal Impact

This training course will personally benefit the participants to gain or enhance their understanding and knowledge by the following:

  • Appreciating different transnational criminal justice systems, respecting the sovereignty and maintaining territorial integrity
  • Awareness of when international investigations require domestic law enforcement involvement
  • Identifying international crimes with universal jurisdiction
  • Identifying international crisis incidents affecting multiple nationalities such as terrorist attacks, natural disasters or accidents and the importance of coordinated multi-agency planning and effective operational response
  • Understanding the key challenges to international crime investigations
  • Identifying support options to investigative teams mainly through international agency routes
  • Determining policy, procedures, and regulations for transnational policing/legal assistance within international crime investigations

Who Should Attend?

This Challenges of International Policing training course is suitable for a wide range of law enforcement officers and staff engaged in the investigation of the crime of all descriptions. 

This course is a suitably wide range of professionals but will significantly benefit: 

  • Police Officers
  • Prosecutors
  • Security Services
  • Immigration and Customs Officers
  • Intelligence Practitioners and Managers
  • Homicide, Kidnap and Rape Investigators
  • Counter-Terrorism Investigators
  • Serious and Organised Crime Investigators
  • Any other agency tasked with investigating transnational criminality

Course Outline


Legislation and Criminal Justice Systems

  • Examination of Theoretical Transnational Criminology Including Basic Rule of Law Concepts, Universal Crime, and Domestic Legislation
  • International Human Rights and Effective Judicial Pathways
  • Comparing and Contrasting Different Criminal Justice Systems (i.e., Inquisitorial Versus Accusatorial
  • Respecting Sovereignty and Territorial Integrity
  • Police working with Prosecutors


Domestic Crime Investigations and the International Dimension 

  • Serious and organized crime within the domestic and international contexts
  • Sharing intelligence versus adducing evidence across different jurisdictions
  • Combatting terrorism and illicit trade (i.e., Drug and Tobacco Smuggling, Human Trafficking)
  • The unique complexities of Global Economic Crime, Cyber-crime, Bribery and Corruption
  • Managing Transnational Homicide, Kidnap, and Serious Sexual Offences


Effective Cooperation and Collaboration  

  • Multi-Agency Partnerships
  • Roles and Responsibilities of Government Bodies such as Interior and Foreign Ministries
  • Added Value of Interpol, Europol, South-East Europe Law Enforcement Centre, Immigration Authorities, and National Crime Agencies
  • Cooperating with Pan-National Prosecuting Advisers, Magistrates, and Judges
  • Working with International Training Academies, Businesses and Charitable Organisations Providing Peer Support and Expertise


Challenges to International Crime Investigations 

  • Roles and Responsibilities of Investigators in Affected Countries
  • Effective and appropriate resources management (Human, Technical and Financial)
  • Managing Expectations of Victims, Family, Communities, Governments, and the Media
  • Protecting Organizational Reputation Through Effective Victim Support, Consistency of investigative Approach and Managing Risks
  • Understanding and managing different Cultures, Politics, Religions, Legislation, Languages, and Geography


International Crisis Incidents 

  • Best Practices in the Management of International Mass Casualty Incidents with Multiple Affected Nationalities
  • Natural Disasters (i.e., Earthquakes and Hurricanes), Accidents (i.e., plane, train and car crashes) and Crimes (i.e., Terrorism, Kidnaps or Mass Shootings)
  • Outline the Importance of Clear Command Structure (i.e., Gold, Silver, and Bronze Responsibilities)
  • Disaster Victim Identification Processes
  • Emergency Services Partnerships, Collaboration, and Planning


Oxford Management Centre Certificate will be provided to delegates who successfully completed the training course.




All Training Courses delivered by Oxford Management by default are eligible for CPE Credit.

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