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Timothy Day

Year of Award: 2018 Award State: Victoria Emergency Services > Police
To examine the operating models of international homicide squads to build our national capability - Netherlands, UK, USA, Canada
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To distil the research learnings into 3 key strengths and weaknesses of the Victoria Police Homicide Squad’s operating model, they are as follows;

Strengths:

  1. Streamlined access (legislated authority) to intelligence, such as that provided by the Request Management System (RMS) to capture phone and other intelligence data immediately upon commencement of an investigation,
  2. Large crew/team based investigation model with Tactical Intelligence Officers (TIOs) on each investigation crew utilised to leverage off that intelligence and provide immediate avenues of enquiry, and;
  3. Ability to charge without the need for specific prosecutorial authority.  

Weaknesses:

  1. Increasing residual load and capacity constraints, caused in part by a lack of human resource investment at command and squad level and the investigation of ‘non homicide’ related matters such as deaths in custody,
  2. Increasing complexity of homicide investigations, particularly with regard to digital forensic evidence (CCTV, video analysis, phone data, etc…) and increasing disclosure obligations outstripping capacity, and;
  3. A lack of investment in capability building around innovation, best practice and training.
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