Working, Controlling and Managing Major Cases

24 Hour Training Course / 2.5 CEUs / Tuition: $425.00 / KLEC Approved

Course Description:

This is a practical 3-day course designed to provide participants with skills, knowledge, techniques, and abilities to examine the decisions to be made before undertaking a major case and to avoid mistakes made by investigating officers. This course will focus on attention to crime scene entry, protection, and control; coordination of the investigation; competent investigation techniques; and trial and post-arrest activities. Training is designed to meet the needs of decision and policy makers, supervisors, or officers leading major investigations (i.e. homicide, police-involved shootings, and media sensitive incidents).

This 3-day course is designed to address four  important areas when working major cases: 1) Scene investigation; 2) Coordination of the investigation; 3) Competent investigative protocol and 4) Post-arrest and trial activities. Each student, in addition to class material, will be furnished with a Criminal Investigators’ reference guide.

Course Topics and Areas of Study:

      • Why Things Go Wrong on Major Cases
        • Crime Scene Approach, Entry, Control and Protocol
          • Major Case Crime Scene Policy
            • Evidence & Miranda Issues
              • Dealing with Victims & Witnesses
                • Dealing with the Media
                  • Investigative Protocol
                    • Qualities of a Good Investigator
                      • Investigative Organization & Lead-Tracking

                      Who Should Attend:

                      Enrollment is limited to supervisors or officers who are in charge of administrative policies or lead investigations, deemed by circumstances, to be major in nature. (Examples of major cases are those involving homicides or cases that are likely to bring media attention to the department or involve political figures or other high profile individuals.)

                      Instructors:

                      Charles C. Hemp

                      Upcoming Training and Lodging:

                      If this course is not currently scheduled, it can be brought to your region by a co-hosting agency or through a contract. Contact Theresa Newton for more details: tmnewt01@louisville.edu

                      Registration

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                      What Our Graduates Are Saying:

                      "This course was informative from a practical standpoint. The information was valuable to both the novice and experienced investigator. The course should be considered as mandatory for a newly, or recently assigned criminal investigator, and any officer being considered to work in the capacity of crime scene processing/evidence collection."

                      "Good information regarding case preparation and crime scene procedures. Information about pyramid of case preparation from crime scene to prosecution was very helpful."

                      "This was a terrific course with a great instructor. The information tied 15 years of experience into a cumulative objective. The process to follow an investigation both from a street level and a supervisor level were excellent."

                      "This course is exactly what I was hoping for. Presentation/materials provide a very good foundation to build on regarding the do's and don'ts."

                      "The use of so many real cases along with crime scene photos was especially helpful."

                      "This training course was very beneficial in all aspects. The topics and principles taught were universal in applicability (in all areas of law enforcement)."

                      "Outstanding course with useable and relevant information which can easily be taken back to the agency for implementation."

                      "This course was valuable and addressed numerous topics important to an investigator. Of note was the organizational management topics, as well as the importance emphasized on court."

                      "This class was loaded with good information and changes the way I will look at cases. Great example of cases where the investigators "lock-on & locked-out"."

                      "Mr. Hemp was in all areas complete, effective, and interesting. He was excited about the material presented and displayed a passion for passing on the knowledge he accumulated while employed in law enforcement. He was very approachable and concerned that everyone understood the principles being taught. Excellent Instructor!"