Seminar Title

Ten Steps for Managing A Major Case Investigation

Dates of Events

07/08/2024 through 07/09/2024

Last Updated: 04/18/2024
Instructor(s): Robert G. Lowery, Jr.
Location: Sandy City Police Department - 10000 South Centennial Parkway, Sandy, UT 84070
Course Registration Fee: $295
Instructor Bio
Robert G. Lowery, Jr.
Robert Lowery was the 5th police official to be appointed as Commander of the elite 35-year Greater St. Louis Major Case Squad, a multi-jurisdictional violent crime task force concerned with the high profile murder investigations in Missouri and Illinois. Serving 2.5 million citizens across 12 counties. Formed partnerships with Federal Law Enforcement agencies, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United State Marshal Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Secret Service and Internal Revenue to maximize resources available for in-progress homicide cases. Robert created the Technical Operations Group, a specially trained team designed to provide electronic support in tracking and locating suspects. Robert created the Family Liaison Program which provided specially trained investigators to work with families of victims of homicide cases, investigated violent crimes with 500 Law Enforcement Investigators from over 100 local, county, state, federal agencies and managed high-level murder cases in collaboration with numerous officers and agencies.
Robert is a member of the International Homicide Investigators Association, Quantico, Virginia, United State Department of Justice, Federal Agency Task Force on Missing and Exploited Children, Washington DC, International Coroners and Medical Examiners Association and Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Academy Association.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
The Ten Steps for Managing
A Major Case Investigation

A Step-by-Step Process to Successful Resolution
of the Toughest Cases

Course Objectives:
This 2 day course will provide the participants with a step-by-step process for responding to and investigating the most difficult, demanding and often high-profile incidents that may occur within their jurisdictions. This course will emphasize best practices models for responding to and investigating cases of critical incidents most affecting communities, including homicides, multiple shootings/acts of violence, sexual assaults/rapes and unexplained missing children and child abductions. From the initial response, to handling of the crime scene and secondary scenes, to the multiple stages of the investigative process utilizing actual case studies.
Day one: includes the planning and needs assessment, the initial response and components and roles of a successful investigative team. This will include in-depth discussions and recommendations on accepted practices for command post operations.
Day two: will address the proper managing of the volumes of information and data coming into the investigation to avoid chaos and to help minimize overwhelming the investigative team. This includes the process of initiating the investigation, the value of a thorough canvass, lead development and communications. Recommendations on the complex process of developing and eliminating the vast numbers of potential suspects often associated with high-profile investigations. A discussion on the collection and preservation of evidence, suspect apprehension and general overview of proper interviews and interrogation.
This course will provide participants with recommendations on avoiding common mistakes, thoughts on recognizing and taking advantage of opportunities to solve cases and emphasize on the critical importance of team-work.

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