Joint Services Intelligence Organisation

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Group.png Joint Services Intelligence Organisation   WebsiteRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Parent organizationDefence Intelligence and Security Centre
Headquarters70 Whitehall, London, England, United Kingdom
LeaderMinister for the Cabinet Office

The JSIO provides training in Human Intelligence. It is part of the Defence Intelligence and Security Centre, based at Chicksands

According to the DISC:

Human Intelligence (HUMINT) training has experienced some dramatic changes in the last twelve months. The need for highly qualified people on worldwide operations continues to have a direct effect on the training conducted at the Joint Service Intelligence Organisation. We have increased our overall throughput by renovating older real estate to provide state of the art teaching facilities. Most recently, work has been carried out to streamline two of our main HUMINT courses into a larger modular course which will allow students to train to a basic level of operational competence and, on return from deployment on HUMINT duties, continue training to further advance their skills. Another encouraging statistic is the increase in Navy and RAF personnel coming forward for specialised HUMINT training; we hope this trend continues to grow, particularly in the light of the MOD's move away from Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS) engaged personnel who have provided experienced and stable support to the unit for many years.[1]


According to the British government:

Resistance to Interrogation (R2I) training is now conducted in the UK by the Joint Services Intelligence Organisation (JSIO). In order to give those military forces who are designated 'prone to capture' an indication of the stresses and pressures that they may face if they are captured by an enemy, JSIO are authorised to conduct R2I training. During the course of such training, certain activities proscribed by the Geneva Conventions (GC) are employed. This is in order to give the best possible preparation to personnel likely to be deployed on operations where they will be most at risk from interrogation methods falling outside of the GC. Such activities only occur on designated exercises in a controlled and properly supervised environment by professionally trained personnel from JSIO supported by other appropriately trained staff. Those proscribed activities under the GC which 'prone to capture' British forces receive exposure to, include hooding, white noise and stress positions. It should be clearly understood that activities conducted under R2I training which are proscribed in the GC are neither taught nor reflected in UK interrogation training and practices, which are always conducted in accordance with the GC.[2]


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  1. Defence Intelligence and Security Centre annual report and accounts for the year ended 31 March 2005 No 0319 2005–06 7 February 2006, Published by The Stationery Office (TSO) ISBN 0102935483
  2. R21 Technologies (Ashford), Written Answers, Norman Baker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the instruction in R2I technologies at Ashford, Kent. [174788] Mr. Ingram [holding answer 20 May 2004]: 28 Jun 2004 : Column 149W
  3. Linked In Jim Haggerty, accessed 1 April 2008