P Peberdy

Dear ESS,

I am writing to thank you for your help in organising and facilitating the recent Professional Investigations course. I was a little reticent about committing to it initially but can I say that my apprehension has been dispelled and I’m now glad to have taken part.

This was the first time in a long time I found myself in a classroom environment since leaving the Police 14years ago. What I found was the opening session eased everybody into this two-day course and demonstrated that many of my fellow students had similar worries. These evaporated almost immediately.

I’d left the Police when the whole concept of R.I.P.A. was being introduced and although my previous surveillancce activities within the service were compliant with RIPA, I was aware how it can affect my commercial clients. This was also the case with the other legislation you covered such as the Data Protection Act.

I found the structured segments interesting and informative and some of the examples used to demonstrate the different varied aspects of the subject matter were not just engaging but entertaining.

Can I also commend your choice of location. The facilities were clean and far above my expectations, far superior in fact to my hotel. The quiet atmosphere meant that we were able to focus solely on the matters at hand and as an extra note, the refreshments put my diet back six weeks. Thanks.

Once again the exam section obviously led to some anxiety but I enjoyed how the arrangements were carried out. All the other students were happy in our discussions after and I’ve l ittle doubt that everybody passed

In conclusion, after my initial reservations I can happily say that I am now very glad to have taken this course and would be interested in any subsequent courses, and indeed maybe some other courses in this field.

Thanks again and I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours faithfully,

P. Peberdy
Former Met Surveillance Officer

August 20, 2014