Seminar Title

Online-Suspect Development and Elimination Techniques

Dates of Events

08/06/2024 through 08/06/2024

Last Updated: 07/01/2024
Instructor(s): Robert G. Lowery, Jr.
Course Registration Fee: $150
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:
Date: August 6, 2024
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm EST

Conducting investigations requires many steps, from securing cooperative witnesses, locating physical and forensic evidence, discovering additional crime scenes, recovering stolen property, and developing information and facts to build probable cause regarding an individual suspect or suspects. Obviously, these steps drive us toward the goal of identification of the likely person responsible for the crime so that a physical arrest and formal charges by prosecutors may be forthcoming. In some cases, the suspect may be immediately identified and detained, in others in the suspect may appear apparent but the circumstances lack probable cause and require extensive investigation, or in cases where strangers are not known to victims may result in the identification of multiple suspects and in some cases the number of suspects can immediately overwhelm an investigation (e.g. particularly heinous violent homicide cases that garners the attention of the public).
In these likely stranger involved cases each of these suspects will require our full attention, but obviously not all of them can be responsible. Each will require varying levels of investigative interest, from very high to low interest. Of course, the diligence required for follow-up takes a tremendous amount of investigative time – hence this is often where high-profile cases have a tendency to “bogged down.”
Developing a criterion for prioritizing suspects is key in decision making – how much information, facts and data is captured, such as biometrics collections for comparison to forensic and physical evidence, technology resources (GPS, cellular tracking, LPR’s, internet/social media activity, etc.), suspect statement details, alibis, their associates, past criminal activity, known location at time of crime, and are they known to victim (victimology), etc., etc.
The WEBINAR will comprehensively cover an instructor developed “4- Level Suspect Development Matrix” that may be utilized in all cases – from the initial identification stage, investigative interest stage, suspicion, to high interest priority.
Equally important to developing the suspects and probable cause will be conclusively eliminating suspects from your case so that we may ensure the guilty person has been charged.
Course Topics include:
The 4 – Level Suspect Development Matrix – from the initial identification stage, to the next level of investigative interest, to the general suspicion stage, and finally, to the high interest/priority and building probable cause stage.
Methods for eliminating suspects – alibis, suspect statements, securing cooperative witnesses, technology resources (GPS, cellular tracking, etc.), forensic and physical evidence – biometrics collections for comparison, new advances in DNA searching,
Expectations on suspect behavior during high-profile investigations.
The value of the area canvass at the crime scene – what those in the area can provide when it comes to suspects.
Case Studies
Victimology and risk assessment – why the victim was selected may point towards a suspect (motivation, etc.).

Group Viewing Encouraged: Pay 1 Registration Fee
·Multiple attendees can group view the training from one device only and each attendee will receive a certificate.
·ONLY the registered attendee will receive a link to join the training (Link will be sent 1-2 Days Prior to the Event)
Quiz & Certificates: Within 24 hours after the live broadcast the registered attendee will receive an email with:
·Quiz link that will need to be forwarded to each person in your group so they may print a certificate after completing the quiz. ·30 Days Access of the Recording (this link may be shared with with others in your department)
*** No Refunds After Class Link Has Been Sent***

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