Arquebus Director, Paul James recently contributed to the National Police Chief’s Council journal of Homicide & Major Incident Investigation. Paul has 30 years operational experience having retired from Avon and Somerset Police at the rank of Detective Chief Superintendent in October 2012. He was also the programme manager and unit head of the National Ballistics Intelligence Service (NABIS) until co-founding Arquebus in 2012. Paul’s article covers his experience in these roles and is titled ‘SIO Decision Making: Lessons from the Public and Private Sector’.
This article examines the importance of using effective prioritisation strategies in SIO decision-making and how risk can be evaluated and minimised against a background of increasing budgetary pressures. I have included practical examples from the field of ballistics intelligence gathering and gun crime investigation in order to highlight the potential to develop policies that can assist in the prioritisation of investigative activities. I also give my personal view on the value of increased interaction between the police service and private industry.
You can download Volume 11, Issue 1, May 2016 Edition of the NPCC Journal of Homicide and Major Incident Investigation here, Paul James’ article runs from Page 31.