You are not a trash collector. We must differentiate from trash and evidence. This class teaches students how to document and process crime scenes from arrival to conviction. Topics covered include photography, fingerprinting, footwear recovery, impression evidence, blood evidence, alternative light sources, and trace evidence. At the conclusion of this course you will have the skills to locate, document and collect any type of evidence. The 5 day class includes an introduction to Interviewing and Interrogation. This is a a hands-on class.
3 or 5 day classes available
This is an unbelievably in-depth crime scene investigation course. This goes well beyond fingerprints and foot impressions. We start with a refresher of basic processing and then smash forward into death scenes, processing bloody fingerprints, more advanced photography, and search warrants.
We cover numerous aspects of major crime scene investigations including using digital and social media to identify suspects.
Determine how to properly document and collect evidence at a death scene. Students will learn critical thinking skills to solve the puzzle. Learn how to determine the Mode of Death, Cause of Death and Manner of Death. Bloodstain and bullet trajectory documentation will be covered. Students will need to bring their own camera to learn proper photography techniques and proper documentation.
5 day Course
One of the most important duties for police officers and detectives is report writing and testifying. Testifying can be intimidating if you are not prepared or you wrote a lousy report. If you are amazing on the street, but look like a fool on the stand, your effort is pointless. Don’t let this happen to you. Your testimony holds great weight with a jury or judge. Your report is the first opportunity for the defense to analyze your actions. Show them you are the expert. We can show you how.
What about search and arrest warrants? Will they stand up to the scrutiny of the court? They will after this class.
Some topics covered:
- Court Preparation
- Direct and Cross Examination
- Trials, Grand Jury, PC Hearings
- DWI/DUI Reports & Testimony
- Writing Reports and Search Warrants
- Verbal & Non-verbal Communication
- Case Analysis
The interviewing techniques learned in this class can be used by officers during a car stop or during the questioning of a murder suspect. A review of Miranda and proper interviewing techniques will ensure that confessions are legal and truthful. Statement analysis review will turn you into a human lie detector.
This is an extensive interviewing course. Students will start with room set-up and follow through all the way to confession. Talk nice, think mean!
1 day Lightening class
3 day without Statement Analysis
5 day Full course
Dusting for fingerprints is the building block of crime scene processing. This class provides students the opportunity to understand the basics of fingerprint identification. Students will process dozens of items using powders, chemicals, fuming chambers and other other proven techniques. Proper documentation and photography will be practiced throughout the course.
1 day Lightenting Course
3 day Full course
This class will show you the positives and negatives of social media in Law Enforcement. How many times have you read that an agency is embarrassed by an officer’s social media post? This class will help train officers how to avoid dangerous pitfalls of social media that could result in lawsuits and termination of employment.
It will also show investigator how to use social media to solve crimes and investigate suspects. There is a wealth of information out there waiting for investigators to explore.
Lastly, this class is the stepping off point for your agency to use social media to promote the hard work you do every day. Learn what should and shouldn’t appear on your social media page.
-Learn the dangers of personal social media accounts and the law
-The danger of social media for law enforcement officers
-Use Social media as an investigatory tool
-Promote your agency for free with social media
-Protect yourself and agency from lawsuits because of social media
-Learn the newest and up to date technology available to your agency
-Review or create your social media policy
This class is a must for any officer that uses personal social media websites, investigators and administrators that review social media policy.
This is a 1 day class.
What does that say? Yes, you can process the majority of a crime scene with an iPhone and an iPad. Learn which apps would work best for your agency. New gizmos and gadgets will be covered as well. How about a $7 camera for close up photographs? This class will teach you how to streamline your crime scene processing with the assistance of current CHEAP technology.
Hiring a new officer is a big responsibility. Are your sure your are hiring the best candidate/s for the job?
This class not only shows you how to conduct a thorough and complete background investigation of your potential candidates, it also shows you new hiring techniques.
Sometimes it is not who we hire, but who we DON'T hire that makes the difference. Many of us hire certified police officers from other agencies. How do you know you are not hiring another agency's problem?
Some of the topics covered in this course include:
Personal Data Questionnaires (PDQ's)
Polygraph exams (If applicable in your state)
YOUR state's academy requirements
This one day course covers everything you need to ensure you are bringing the best people on to your team.
This course can be altered to accommodate one or two days of instruction. Credit Card & Fraud Investigations was designed to provide critical knowledge to patrolmen and detectives who are called to investigate credit card and fraud-related crimes. This course will explain how criminals re-encoded credit cards/gift cards with stolen identities via stolen information obtained from fuel pump & ATM skimmers and the dark web. In addition to credit card skimming, this course covers other types of fraud, such as account takeovers, identity theft, re-packaging scams, and dark web scams. Fraud cases ARE solvable! Students will learn through hands-on demonstrations to manufacture re-encoded credit cards!
Police officers encounter individuals who have a mental illness or are experiencing an emotional crisis regularly. This course is meant to help police officers effectively deal with individuals that are experiencing a crisis. Crisis can include angry individuals, suicidal subjects, or those who have mental illness. Numerous de-escalation and crisis intervention techniques will be taught and practiced in this class. It has become the norm for police officers and dispatchers to be the first to encounter individuals experiencing suicidal ideation or a mental crisis. Do you know what to do?
Some of the topics covered include: