Mark Burdis

I am a retired Police Officer having served for more than 25 years as a Detective Constable in the Metropolitan Police Service, and then working as a Private Investigator in the private sector in 2007. I served on the Serious Crime Squad, Flying Squad, Force Intelligence Bureau, Area Surveillance team and before retiring became a trainer at the Hendon Police College teaching Surveillance for SCD11 and attaining a City & Guilds Qualification in teaching. I have some 24 years experience in Surveillance and also taking criminal statements and investigation.

On learning of the new regulations that were coming into force for Private Investigators, I contacted E.S.S.Consulting Limited as I was recommended them by someone who had already completed the two day course, and had been successful in taking the exams.

My course was booked promptly and all documents that I required were emailed to me the next day. I was able to complete the pre course work easily as the instructions were easy to follow. I duly arrived at the teaching centre, which was situated in the most pleasant surroundings, and after a cup of tea the course began. I found it hard at first as I have not been taught anything since leaving the Detective Training school in 1986, but Jason the instructor was patient with everyone, as I soon discovered everyone was in the same mind.

I soon realised that I did not know as much as I thought I did, and through Jason’s teaching I soon picked it up and was able to understand it and on the second day after more teaching and revision, I took the two part exam and passed both. I am now putting in place the requirements I need to and would like to thank Jason and his staff for the excellent way the two day course was presented. It couldn’t have been easy standing in front of a class of Dinosaurs who all thought they knew better!

Mark Burdis

August 16, 2014