Event Detail2018-08-04T15:43:11+00:00
Seminar Title

5 Day Criminal Investigation: Tactics, Procedures and Case Management for Detectives and Criminal Investigators

Dates of Events

01/27/2020 through 01/31/2020

Last Updated: 11/11/2019
Instructor(s): Multiple Instructors
Location: Tarrant County Sheriff's Academy - 1500 Circle Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76119
Hotel: Hampton Inn - 6555 Park Brook, Forest Hill, TX 76140
Course Registration Fee: $495
Instructor Bio
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
5 Day
Criminal Investigation: Tactics, Procedures and Case Management for Detectives and Criminal Investigators

Course Objectives:
This 5-day training will provide the Tactics, Techniques and Procedures when conducting criminal investigations. no matter the type of crime under investigation. Criminal investigations regardless of the investigation you are conducting require the same fundamentals. Applying determination, sound investigative practices, tactics, techniques and procedures will enhance the investigator’s ability to collect evidence in such a way as to ensure its admissibility in future criminal
proceedings.
The strongest cases are those built with circumstantial crime scene evidence, eyewitness identifications and statements of admission from defendants. This training will provide the criminal investigator with the understanding and insight into all
three.
In any investigation the lead investigator will be charged with the responsibility of the investigation and will ultimately be held accountable for the integrity and success of the completed investigation. Participants will be made aware of the proper methods of ensuring that the scene is properly processed and documented. This documentation includes written reports, photographs, measurements, sketch, and area canvass. Crime scene searches and seizures, the 4
th Amendment and related case law will be discussed.


Eyewitness identifications play an important role in our criminal justice system; both by helping officers identify suspects during an investigation and by helping juries determine guilt at trial. It is therefore crucial that the procedures law enforcement officers follow in conducting those identifications ensure the accuracy and reliability of evidence elicited from eyewitnesses. Proper policy and procedures and best practices will be discussed
Distinguishing homicide from other unusual deaths: Police officers are called to investigate approximately 17,000 homicides a year. They are called to twice as many suicides each year. In many cases, it may be required that investigators treat a death as a homicide until it has been ruled by a medical examiner or coroner to have been caused by something else. While law enforcement investigators are not expected to develop the same expertise as a pathologist performing an autopsy, it is critical that investigators be able to identify evidence at the scene and later at autopsy which would be an indicator as to the cause, manner and mechanism of death.
The Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution provides, among other things, that no person “…shall be compelled in any
criminal case to be a witness against himself…” Thus, the police cannot compel a suspect to give testimonial evidence, which is incriminating, against him or herself. Interviews and interrogations are critical to establishing why a crime was committed and learning firsthand the details. Attendees will be provided an understanding of Interrogation techniques the Fifth and Sixth Amendments and related case law.