Law enforcement is facing more challenges today than ever before. Threats posed by Terrorism, Serious and Organised Crime, Cyber Crime, Human Trafficking and Child Sexual Exploitation pervade all countries throughout the world. There are no borders, boundaries or safe havens.

The response to these challenges is critical and this is where Chenega Europe can make a difference.

At Chenega we have assembled a vetted team of subject matter experts who are culturally aware and respectful of the values and traditions of our hosts. They have extensive experience in Intelligence, Homicide, Kidnap and Extortion, Financial Crime, Counter Terrorism, Anti-Corruption, Firearms and General Policing fraternities. Our team have gained their expertise teaching, training and mentoring in conflict zones throughout the world.

Our bespoke training packages have their foundation within the UK policing model and are current, relevant, and realistic.

"If it’s not written down it didn’t happen."

Michael Mansfield QC.

Intelligence Led Policing

Communities expect that law enforcement will gather intelligence in order to keep them safe.

Consequently law enforcement must strive to maintain a current picture of the criminality ongoing in their country and seek intelligence led opportunities to detect or disrupt that activity. To fail to do so would be neglectful of the core duty of law enforcement to prevent harm and protect property. Although citizens expect law enforcement to gather intelligence, the International community now demand it be done in a manner that respects basic rights.

At Chenega Europe we offer training in Humint recruitment, assessment and management techniques.

The difference between success and failure can at times rely on the smallest detail. At Chenega, we assist our clients set in place structures that ensure valuable intelligence / information gathered from multiple sources is collated in a fashion that permits its analysis, coordination, further tasking if required, and dissemination.

A clear input, analysis process and output with auditable outcomes.

Intelligence Gathering

The opportunity to gather intelligence by law enforcement presents itself in many ways

There are varying standards throughout the world on the protocols required to be safe and successful in this field. What should be common to all is the requirement to make sense of what is gathered and to have a plan to manage, store and disseminate that intelligence appropriately. Implementing some relatively simple structures can assist with this vital aspect of law enforcement. These structures must be auditable and withstand scrutiny or oversight. At Chenega Europe we ensure that they are.

The heaviest criticism of any law enforcement agency often comes post attack or incident especially when loss of life occurs. For example, the French authorities are currently being litigated for alleged failure to act on intelligence gathered that may have gone some way to prevent the Paris attacks. The Government of the United States of America faced heavy criticism post 9/11 for intelligence gathering failures around the management and dissemination of intelligence pre the attack. In Northern Ireland the police have received criticism for not having structures around the management and storage of intelligence that could be audited post conflict. “If it’s not written down it didn’t happen” Michael Mansfield QC.

HUMINT / CHIS Training include that the course covers training in defensive / protective surveillance techniques

HUMINT sources are an invaluable asset in the law enforcement tool box, but only if deployed correctly.

They are able to add too, or complete a richer picture of what those who seek to harm are planning. They also present significant risk to law enforcement’s professional reputation if they are not managed correctly. Chenega Europe offer bespoke training in this field by seasoned law enforcement HUMINT practitioners utilising the latest trade-craft techniques which incorporate a unique psychological model.

Training in this area is modular and will enable or enhance our client’s professional intelligence gathering capability. The training concentrates on Motivation, Identification, Recruitment, Authorisation and Management.  

The course also covers training in defensive / protective surveillance techniques.

Intelligence Management

Law Enforcement agencies gather intelligence from a variety of sources

Including HUMINT - CHIS, Communications Interception, Community Representatives, Financial, Surveillance and Open Source Monitoring of Social Media to name but a few. Unless an effective system is in place to promptly analyse, securely protect, store and disseminate these various strands as appropriate, intelligence gaps occur and avoidable mistakes will be made.

Enhancing Professional Reputation

Chenega Europe offer professional training regimes that will assist our clients in the creation bespoke intelligence management systems

Chenega Europe offer professional training regimes that will assist our clients in the creation bespoke intelligence management systems based on UK and National Intelligence Model good practice. We offer tailored training for intelligence managers, analysts, and researchers. We have the ability to enhance your existing intelligence gathering systems to ensure that you blend strategic intelligence with your operational planning.

Chenega Europe ensures that intelligence gathering becomes an embedded policy and not an informal practice. The professional law enforcement organisation of today can no longer respond to contemporary and future problems with the solutions of yesterday.

Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT)

If you are deploying staff to unfamiliar or hostile environments, it is worth considering how you can prepare them to face or mitigate potential risks and challenges

If you are deploying staff to unfamiliar or hostile environments, it is worth considering how you can prepare them to face or mitigate potential risks and challenges. For an individual to safely and effectively operate in a hostile environment they must manage two main threats – the external threat to physical safety and the internal threat to their ability to function psychologically.

Our HEAT training is aimed at equipping participants with the necessary skills to operate effectively in high risk or fragile environment areas. Our bespoke training programs provide participants with a balanced approach to HEAT. All technical skills and training based on psychological theory and complimenting the development of crucial psychological strategies. Topics covered include: Managing Freeze, Flight and Fight Responses; Environmental Threat Awareness; Dynamic Risk Assessment; Hostage Prevention; Kidnap Survival; Triage and Trauma; Navigation; Weapons and Munitions Familiarisation; Communications and Key Planning Issues; Conflict Management and De-escalation.

Throughout the program there are a number of individual and team-based scenarios and exercises. Participants deal with situations, which will expose them to a number of challenges they must resolve. Each scenario is designed to embed classroom learning, enabling participants to gain skills in a safe but challenging environment. Weapons familiarisation with ordnance used in the region will also be conducted. The course builds towards a final exercise, which gives participants the opportunity to demonstrate the skills and understanding they have gained in an unfolding, realistic and volatile scenario.

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