BS 102000:2013 Code of practice for the provision of investigative services

BS 102000:2013

Code of practice for the provision of investigative services

Status : Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : September 2013 Replaced By : BS 102000:2018

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What is this standard about?

BS 102000:2013 provides recommendations on conduct, management, staffing and operational accountability as they relate to the provision of investigative services.

Who is this standard for? 

  • Providers of investigative services
  • Those wishing to purchase investigative services

Why should you use this standard? 

It was introduced to try and help deal with the problem of unscrupulous activity among private investigators. It sets out guidelines and specifications for providers of investigative services, to demonstrate their accountability at a time when the government is looking further into the official licensing of such services.

The standard provides guidance on:

  • Conducting investigations
  • Searching for information and preserving evidence
  • Surveillance techniques
  • Understanding and working to relevant laws and standards
  • Management of information
  • Analysis and review

The standard recognizes that some of its recommendations might be beyond the means of smaller service providers such as sole traders, but affiliation to a professional body or engaging the services of other organizations ought to permit such providers to comply with the recommendations.

Standard NumberBS 102000:2013
TitleCode of practice for the provision of investigative services
StatusSuperseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date30 September 2013
Withdrawn Date15 August 2018
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 7858
Informative References(Provided for Information)Civil Procedure Rules 2012, The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, Criminal Procedure Rules 2012, The Bribery Act 2010, The Public Interest (Disclosure) Act 1998, The Money Laundering Regulations 2007, Act 2012, The Theft Act 1968, BS ISO/IEC 27001, The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994, The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, The Data Protection Act 1998, The Freedom of Information Act 2000, The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012, The Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995, The Human Rights Act 1998, The Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996, The Private Security Industry Act 2001, The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, PD 5454, The Crime and Disorder Act 1998, The Computer Misuse Act 1990, The Fraud Act 2006, The Consumer Credit Act 1974, 2000, BS ISO 10002, The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, The Consumer Insurance (Disclosure and, Representations), The Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act, The Protection from Harassment Act 1997
Replaced ByBS 102000:2018
Draft Superseded By13/30271050 DC
DescriptorsAnti-burglar measures, Contracting, Security personnel, Personnel management, Recruitment, Records (documents), Security systems in buildings, Personnel, Verification, Security, Data security, Conditions of employment, Service contracts, Contracts, Management
ISBN978 0 580 80583 7
File Size66 KB

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