The SCAN course is the first course that has been set up every year for almost 20 years. With this training course the CPS responds to specific practical needs. This course is not only aimed at the police, but also at citizens and members of the judiciary. This multidisciplinary approach has prompted us to go further and start with a broader range of the CPS Training Courses.
The idea has thus grown from the specific needs of the work field. We have noticed that there is a need for tailor-made training for some target groups. Based on this observation, a working group was set up and an alignment was sought. The CPS training courses do not want to enter the waters of security training institutions, but want to focus on a broad target audience from a multidisciplinary approach. In this way, the CPS builds a training offer that existing institutions do not respond to, i.e. training that responds to specific needs for specific target groups or a mix of target groups. The aim is to develop a high-quality, tailor-made training program, in consultation with the clients and with input from both the academic world and practice, from a multidisciplinary point of view. In addition, the CPS aims for a province-wide distribution of the offer, focused on Flanders and Brussels.
In the past, training series were organized around “Event and crisis management” and “Interviewing and communication”.
From 2020 onwards, the CPS will focus on training on interrogation techniques, including the training ‘SCAN – Analysis of Written Statements’ and on training on international cooperation in the field of police and justice.
Pilot: Marc Bockstaele
For more than 20years, the Centre for Policing and Security, together with the American psychologist (BA-1974), criminologist (MA-1978) and polygrapher Avinoam SAPIR, has been organizing the SCAN (Scientific Content Analysis) basic course. He has been teaching this course since 1984 in the police academies of mainly English-speaking countries such as the USA, Canada and Australia. SCAN is an interrogation method in which written statements are analyzed.
The SCAN basic course 2021 will take place from November 23rd till November 25th 2021 in the Police office of Sint-Niklaas. The 2-day follow-up course (for those who already followed the basic course) will not be organized in 2021 but probably in 2022.
For more information or to register for the SCAN training course, visit this page.
Pilots: Sven Bollens, Michaël Groven and Luc De Houwer
Four major themes will be addressed:
An attestation CPS fellowship will be issued.
The price will be set for each training separately. A minimum number of participants is necessary.
Candidates for training training courses can request for more information via the CPS secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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