Are you a professional interpreter working within Police and Legal settings?
Want to become familiar with the interview process?
Would you like to learn more about the 5 key steps of statement-taking?
Then make sure to join our 2-part CPD event hosted by DC Kim Bowen (Cambridgeshire Constabulary)!
CPD event description
The continued support of and investment in Interpreters is a critical element of Interview development. The aim: working closely together to ensure that standards around our ‘best practice’ continue to evolve, to best meet the needs of victims and witnesses and to ensure that suspects rights are fully met in accordance with PACE, ensuring in each instance that best evidence is achieved.
Kim’s input will examine the most current practice in so far as it relates to Victims, Witnesses and Suspects, and will detail how Victim and Witness statements should be produced. Due to the amount of information to be shared this will be split into two sessions –
6th May 2021 at 17:00 – The interview process.
3rd June 2021 at 17:00 – Writing a police statement and its five constituent parts.
Professional interpreters don’t just speak other languages, they want to become experts in understanding the environments they operate in so they can provide nothing other than an excellent service to their customers.
About the host
This 2- part webinar is delivered by Detective Constable Kim Bowen, who has been a police officer with Cambridgeshire Constabulary for over 29 years. The majority of that time she has spent working as a Detective, with over 15 years experience working on Major and Serious Crime, both locally and regionally. While Kim has extensive experience across all areas of investigation, her real passion is ‘Investigative Interviewing’, ensuring that police officers work to the highest professional standards in securing evidence from Victims, Witnesses and Suspects. She has a wealth of experience around interviewing across all major and serious crime types.
She has been involved in numerous high profile Investigations, including cases such as the murder of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman in Soham in 2002, where she interviewed Maxine Carr, the girlfriend of Ian Huntley, while she was in Custody. She was case officer for and interviewed all Victims of Serial Rapist and Murderer Paul Barry Taylor, over 30 years after he committed the offences, and supported all of the Rape Victims, to secure a successful conviction against Taylor on all counts, without any forensic evidence resulting in him receiving a life sentence 33 years after the offences were committed. She interviewed Joanne Dennehy, serial killer, who was convicted of the murder of 3 men in Cambridgeshire, and the attempted murder of 2 men in Herefordshire. She is and continues to be involved in providing advice to other interview advisers and those engaged in the interview of serious matters.
Kim is also passionate about learning and has a BA (Hons) in Applied Investigation and MS in Investigative Management, Now in her final year of service, she works in Learning and Development, and is responsible for the delivery of Interview Training, to those from new recruit, to Tier 5 Interview Adviser, the highest level of interview qualification. She wants to share her experience and enable students to conduct the highest quality of interview possible. Many areas of interview practice continue to be developed and it is important that interviewing remains current within contemporary policing, as it is vital in supporting Victims and Witnesses and ensuring that police investigators are as effective as possible in the management of suspect interviews.
Along with the seminar, you will be provided with:
supporting documents and resources
a knowledge test to ensure you can demonstrate your understanding of the topics discussed
an ITOL- accredited CPD certificate