Inspector Craig Menzies Grampian Police
Inspector Craig Menzies has been a trained Police Negotiator since 1999 and is established as an experienced practitioner and national trainer in the field of hostage/crisis negotiation, both at the Scottish Police College and the Metropolitan Police. He is a national instructor in kidnap and extortion management for negotiators, and has also undertaken specialist training in relation to International Hostage taking incidents. He has recently been awarded a Masters degree by the University of Leicester which included a dissertation evaluating crisis management by police negotiators in Scotland.
- review the literature on liaison by police officers with protest groups and relevant operational deployments
- examine the history and development of police protester liaison, and research, analyse and evaluate current international operational and training models, and specific operations where it has been utilised, and
- Research, analyse and evaluate the perceived effects of operational deployment of trained Police Negotiators to incidents of attempted suicide/self harm with the subjects of such action.
- evaluate the lessons learned form international experience in this field and highlight the opportunities for Scottish policing
- In relation to objective one:
- literature review of police liaison with protester groups.
- In relation to objective two:
- develop and liaise with an international network of academics and practitioners [police and non police] with an interest in police operations, and
- compile a "directory" of operational incidents highlighting good practice and lessons learned.
- In relation to objective three:
- evaluate a wide range of international experience to ensure knowledge transfer; encourage cross-organisational isomorphism, and identify opportunities available to Scottish policing for future training and deployment.
- The provision of a formal report to the SIPR and the ACPOS Business Area of Operational Policing and Personnel & Training.
- Presentations at professional meetings.
- A submission to a peer - reviewed journal.