Skills & Qualities necessary to be an Effective Regulator

Regulators you must develop several skills and qualities to become an effective regulator and solve cases.

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Last Updated on July 10, 2021 by The Health Master

Skills & Qualities necessary to be an Effective Regulator

Regulators you must develop several skills and qualities to become an effective regulator and solve cases.

During an investigation, you will gather information from physical evidence and witnesses and analyze the evidence to solve the problem.

Regulator must have following skills & qualities in order to be an effective regulator.

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Communication  Skills

Effective communications are often the cornerstone of any investigation. 

Regulators must question the victim, witnesses and suspects.

The investigator must ask clear questions and extract as much detail as possible.

In addition, the investigator must recognize discrepancies and gaps and ask questions to clarify the information.

The investigator must also be a good listener, including reading body language and recognizing when a witness may be lying or withholding information.

Control Emotions

Regulators must be able to control their emotions.

In many cases, the regulator may deal with issues that make him angry, however, expressing this anger can harm the case and cause witnesses to withhold information.

In addition, the regulator must show empathy to victims and create a safe environment for them to share important details.

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Regulators must be ethical and law abiding.

If an investigator is caught lying or using unethical methods of investigation, he loses credibility and potentially his job.

This is a problem if the case goes to court and may prevent the suspect from being convicted.

Technical Skills and Knowledge

Regulators often use technology to assist in their investigations.

Equipment varies based on the type of investigation and the firm or agency the investigator is working for.

Knowledge of the Law

Regulators must know the laws surrounding the case.  

In addition, investigators must know what they are legally allowed to do in the course of their investigations.

Otherwise, evidence they gather may not be admissible in court and the investigator may face legal prosecution.

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Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

In order to piece together the evidence and witness statements obtained during an investigation, the investigator must be a good problem solver.

In many cases, witness statements will be contradictory, so the investigator must use critical thinking and problem solving skills to figure out what really happened in a case.

Critical thinking skills also allow the investigator to look past the obvious solutions and analyze evidence objectively.

Research Skills

Research skills are critical in many investigations.

The regulator must often look into the background and activities of victims, witnesses and suspects.  

Investigators must have the resources and ability to conduct relevant research.

Writing Skills

Finally, effective regulators must be able to write clearly and concisely.

Regulators must submit written reports and documentation of their investigation.

These reports must be clear and self speaking and should make water tight case to court of law.

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Investigational Skills -PPT presented by Mr RK Harna, FDA Haryana, Click below link to read or download the PDF file:


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