This 2 day course teaches patrol officers the needs and dynamics of a crime scene and the fundamentals of all criminal investigations emphasizing elements necessary to build a strong case. To enhance learning, officers will interact with role players in a mock crime scene.
Our Instructors use practical techniques and principles using a combination of classroom, lab and field exercises that simulate real world law enforcement situations that officers may face.
During this one-day class, differing types of reports and key elements to include with each report are studied. Style, grammar and punctuation skills are reviewed. Modern and various methods on accurately reconstructing events, organizing thoughts and observations at a scene to generate a timeline are taught.
Officers are taught that a well-written report needs to be:
In addition to report writing, a segment of the class will cover witness and suspect interview skills and techniques and how to decipher differing accounts and record statement. Class will stress necessity of documentation of custody of evidence, how injuries were handled, and investigations carried out. Lastly, courtroom testimony skills will be reviewed stressing challenges that can be made to the officer’s report.
Domestic Violence Investigations
Instructors will examine Attorney General Guidelines with officers reviewing updates and changes in law. Emphasis will be given to responding to and handling of a Domestic Violence incident involving Law enforcement personnel sworn or civilian. Investigation practices will be taught including interviewing and documenting victims and witnesses statements, documenting evidence handling especially photographing evidence, report writing and courtroom presentation. The importance of treating a DV incident like any other assault will be stressed.
Search and Seizure
This is an overview of the latest laws, court decisions and policing strategies affecting the area of Arrest, Search and Seizure.
Instructors will review the most recent cases that have come out over the past two-years and discuss their impact on police operations. Officers will gain understanding and implications of the laws to withstand court scrutiny. During this segment, officers will review using video and audio to the officer’s benefit.
Recognizing modern age, designer drugs and the paraphernalia associated with use.
The latest emerging drug trends will be discussed and the participants will receive a firsthand look at the new drug culture. Bath Salts, Synthetic Cannabinoids, new forms of pharmaceutical abuse, research chemicals, salvia, and many other drug trends will be examined.
CUMMA, Compassionate Use of Medical Marijuana Act and the Police
During this portion, officers will study the components of the Medical Marijuana Law and how to enforce it. Officers will learn how to handle interactions with citizens regarding medical marijuana prescriptions and how and when to conduct medical marijuana investigations. During the course, there will be a segment reviewing new “Designer” drugs and other substances of abuse.
Patrol Tactics will teach officers to develop and trust instincts, to identify illegal activity, to investigate with road-side interview techniques and perform searches working within constitutional guidelines and legal restrictions leading to solid criminal cases and arrests. The report writing component teaches documenting all pertinent facts needed to support case and withstand defense scrutiny. Segments on safety practices, hidden compartments and using in-car video for your benefit round out the day.
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During this training, officers will learn and understand the common characteristics and behaviors often displayed by those with developmental disabilities and/or Autism Spectrum Disorders. Included throughout the day principles, tactics and techniques that will help 1st Responders deal with those with ASD, mental retardation, Down syndrome, history of brain injuries, emotional disorders, situational anxiety, or those experiencing psychological or physical trauma.
The course will review:
“People with developmental disabilities are at least 7 times more likely to attract the attention of the police, because their unique communication styles and social characteristics may frighten or disturb some people” (Curry K, Posluszny M., Kraska S, 1993). People with ASD and other developmental disorders are also more likely to be victimized than other people (Mansell, Sobsey, Wigosh, & Zawallich, 1997).
By learning and using appropriate strategies, 1st responders can effectively manage situations dealing with children and adults with challenging behaviors due to neurological, psychological, and physical disabilities.
Tourism Policing's purpose is to maintain peace and calm for year-round residents while ensuring visitors enjoy all our community has to offer. Many officers have little experience with tourism policing which often leads to frequent mistakes, complaints and inadequate delivery of police services to our community.
This course will cover policing issues common in a tourist based community:
This course is for patrol officers and detectives to effectively deal with the challenges of a roadside interview. Skills taught will enable officer to manage and control the environment and deal with time constraints. Practical exercises will reinforce instruction.
Our highly-experienced instructors teach how to:
Criminals use hidden compartments in vehicles and homes to hide their illegal drugs, guns, and money from the police. Every officer has stopped a vehicle with a hidden compartment but never knew it. This course will teach your officers what to look for to spot these hidden compartments and find the illegal items.
The course is taught by a New York State Police Detective, a recognized expert in this field. This course is taught to police and government agencies around the world in conjunction with the DEA and this course is now available to every officer in our area.
This course teaches you:
This course is a must for every officer that works the road and every detective that serves search warrants. The course also highlights the physical indicators and verbal clues used by individuals concealing illicit contraband.
The course through the use of lecture, video and hands on inspection of actual concealed compartments in vehicles, furniture and household items allows the student to see the mechanics of these compartments. Designed to familiarize the student with many types of concealment, it covers both commercially available items as well as custom manufactured compartments.