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View Unit : Arrest by Security Operative

Unit
Unit Reference Number
J/601/9212
Qualification Framework
QCF
Title
Arrest by Security Operative
Unit Level
Level 2
Unit Sub Level
None
Guided Learning Hours
20
Unit Credit Value
3
Date of Withdrawal
SSAs
1.4 Public Services
Unit Grading Structure
Pass
Assessment Guidance

Learning Outcomes and Assessment Criteria
Learning Outcome - The learner will:Assessment Criterion - The learner can:
1

Know how to carry out a lawful arrest, preserve the scene and any potential evidence

1.1

Describe the implications of wrongful arrest

1.2

Describe the situations in which it is permitted to apprehend suspects and the limits of personal responsibility and authority

1.3

Explain the concept of reasonable force, and when and how it may be used to apprehend suspects

1.4

Describe how to identify and preserve evidence and why it is important

1.5

Describe how to record accurate details at the time of the arrest and why it is important

1.6

Describe the importance of and process for preserving the ‘chain of evidence’ or ‘audit trail’

1.7

Explain how to make full and accurate contemporaneous notebook entries and records and why it is important

1.8

Explain how to record full details of the use of force and why it is important

2

Be able to apprehend people suspected of committing a crime for which they can be arrested

2.1

Confirm there is sufficient and valid evidence to apprehend someone suspected of committing an offence

2.2

Take appropriate and lawful action to apprehend suspects in line with operational instructions and relevant codes of practice

2.3

Maintain the health, safety and welfare of all involved when apprehending suspects

2.4

Inform the relevant people and authorities that a suspect has been apprehended, in line with instructions and within required timescales

2.5

Record full and accurate details of the arrest, as soon as practicable

2.6

Ensure that all witnesses are correctly identified and their contact details obtained

3

Be able to detain people who have been arrested on suspicion of committing a crime for which they can be arrested

3.1

State the current law relating to the rights of detainees, including the restrictions on searching them or their possessions

3.2

Describe where the dedicated detention area is and how it must be maintained

3.3

Describe how to allow detainees their legal rights at all times during their detention

3.4

Follow approved procedures for segregating and accompanying detainees

3.5

Explain how and why detainees should be monitored to prevent their escaping or destroying potential evidence

3.6

Demonstrate how to ensure the health, safety and welfare of all involved while detaining suspects

3.7

Perform a correct handover of suspects to the relevant authority

3.8

Record the details of detentions fully, accurately and within required timescales

4

Be able to preserve the integrity of potential evidence

4.1

Take all reasonable precautions to prevent potential evidence from being lost, removed or contaminated

4.2

Preserve scenes of crime and potential evidence in line with approved policies and procedures and guidelines

4.3

Prevent access to scenes of suspected offences by unauthorised people

4.4

Demonstrate how to ensure that no alterations are made to scenes of suspected offences

4.5

Describe personal responsibility to look after potential evidence and what should be done to preserve it

4.6

Identify what constitutes potential evidence, including anything said by detainees

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