The main measures traditionally employed by law enforcement agencies in relation to the investigation of forestry offences include search and seizure of property, arrest and questioning, and covert operations (such as surveillance, controlled delivery, and undercover activities).
Mi7 National Group’s Special Investigative Unit makes use of dedicated investigators with proven track records and successful closure of cases. Our team is made up of skilled operatives from a broad range of professional backgrounds, offering a wealth of experience. We employ professional detectives, many with a background in military and police intelligence as well as lawyers who are specialists in private and corporate fields.
Our investigators use a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment to conduct their duties, but also rely on a vast informer network developed over years in KwaZulu-Natal and surrounding provinces.
Intelligence Capacity Law enforcement is increasingly led by intelligence. This involves, inter alia, the collation, analysis and dissemination of information, and provides a systematic approach to critical thinking, which, in turn, can assist in the prevention and suppression of criminal activities. Intelligence-led investigations are more effective than speculative
or reactive methods.
While it is important to gather information from a wide range of sources, it is likely that the information will vary in quality and sources will vary in reliability and motivation. It is thus essential that information is subjected to some form of analysis and grading before it is disseminated or used. Once gathered and analysed, intelligence must be transmitted to the individuals and departments that are able to use it. A vital factor in the expeditious and effective exchange of intelligence is the speed at which material can be transmitted to relevant agencies or investigators who may be in a position to respond to it.