MPS are committed to working in partnership with statutory and regulated bodies allowing us to provide the foremost service to our clientele base. Intelligence and evidence gathering involves developing a professional relationship with a large number of agencies across the geographical areas of the country thereby being able to monitor the areas of criminal activity that the client requires. We as a company are closely linked to a multitude of contacts within the Police Service, Trading Standards and local councils which enables us to provide an excellent service to meets our clients’ needs.
All intelligence that comes under the MPS umbrella is recorded, sanitised and if required, disseminated in accordance with the internationally recognised National Intelligence Model 5x5x5 system. MPS acknowledge that intelligence is the life blood of the company. That being said it is able to utilise its wealth of experience to carry out the following:
- Profile and research hotspot areas
- Act upon intelligence in a timely fashion
- Draw on a wealth of partners to provide information
- Build on a network of legitimate licensees who provide information
- Exploit various external covert sources
- Nationally, utilise the experience of our own investigators
- Analyse years of data to identify potential offenders
- Deploy covert methodology to tackle criminal networks
- Maintaining strong links to the respective clients
Administration is carried out by an efficient, productive and professional team who work together in harmony, enabling them to produce an excellent service and back-up to the investigators and prosecutors. They work to strict guidelines with adherence to the Data Protection Act 1998 with all work being carried out timely and accurately as required for prosecution standards.
To assist the staff to carry out their roles the company uses the latest technology including a leading case management system incorporating a secure intelligence database. It is able to provide accurate statistics and key performance indicators plus it follows each individual case from its creation to final conclusion. All inputters onto the case management system strictly follow an agreed standardisation for data entry to ensure cross referencing and search capabilities are not compromised.
The operational staff members are sourced from investigative backgrounds where each was an expert in their own field. The investigators come from varied backgrounds including the Police, Armed Services, Trading Standards and Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs having held ranks up to Detective Superintendent. We as a company have a plethora of skill sets to call upon dependent upon the nature of the work involved, including:
- Witness interviewing and statement taking
- Exhibit and scene management
- Intelligence gathering, sanitisation and dissemination
- Inter-agency liaison
- Financial Investigation
- Disclosure and PII issues
- Fraud investigation
- Intellectual Property protection
- Risk assessment management
- Copyright Infringement
In order to carry out proceedings that the company instigates it retains lawyers of the highest repute. It does not outsource its work to geographical national firms as through experience it has been proved that certain firms may have no full understanding or commitment to the specialist work undertaken. The decision was therefore made to utilise the services of Russell-Cooke Solicitors who are one of the top twenty five private client law firms in the country. The company are based in London and have access to over one hundred and fifty highly regarded specialist solicitors and lawyers. Prosecutions are carried out by barristers located at 5 Paper Buildings again based in London.
The relationship between the companies which has been built up over the preceding years has been one of trust, dedication and close co-operation amongst all concerned. This ensures that best practice is followed thereby assuring the client interests are being properly protected at every stage of the investigation.
The dedication that we at MPS look to provide for clients is one of adaptability and reacting swiftly to new problems that may arise on a day to day basis, depending on the nature of the work being carried out. In order to do this we always adhere to the following good practices:
- All our Investigators are highly trained, motivated and dedicated
- Facility to target and task hot spot areas whether it being intelligence led or at the client’s request
- Investigations are always timely and focused
- Supported at Court by MPS and experienced prosecutors
- Innovative including using the latest technology
- Supported by covert methodology
- Collaboration between MPS and Lawyers
- National coverage by experienced investigators
The areas in which MPS operates naturally lends itself at times to the utilisation of covert methods in order to fully investigate certain cases.Since the company was formed it was identified that to be able to meet the client’s needs the use of undercover work was vital in order to thoroughly investigative their requirements.
It would obviously be inappropriate to document in detail the means by which MPS operate. However it is right to note that the company is committed to the deployment of innovative methods to tackle those who break the law yet at the same time working within the client’s budget. The level of expertise and professionalism is unquestionable with the respective operators being very experienced, carrying out work of a similar nature for other blue chip companies on a global scale.
Although a non-statutory body, MPS strictly adhere to the appropriate legislation when carrying out its duties, namely the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, the Human Rights Act 1998 and we follow the articles of the European Convention of Human Rights.
In our experience, having dealt with a multitude of cases, our path is the right path and we have the knowledge, expertise, understanding and skill to be the solution to your problem.