Seminar Title

Online-Meeting Legal Challenges of Fire Investigations

Dates of Events

09/25/2024 through 09/25/2024

Last Updated: 07/12/2024
Instructor(s): Scott Campau
Course Registration Fee: $150
Instructor Bio
Scott Campau
Scott graduated from Michigan State University (MSU) with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and holds a Master’s Degree in Forensic Science with focus on Investigations. Scott began a career in the fire service in 2002. In 2014 he became a Law Enforcement Officer and promoted to Fire Investigator. Since then, he has investigated 550+ fires in both public and private investigations.
In 2008 he began working as a Medical Examiner Investigator and has investigated 1000+ deaths including deployments to New York City and Lahaina wildfires with the federal Victim Information Center team.
Scott’s professional goal Is to become a subject matter expert in fatal fire investigations and share this knowledge through instruction, consulting, and investigating.
Course Objectives
Course Overview:
Date: September 25, 2024
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST
The public fire investigator is responsible to ensure the constitution rights of individuals are respected, protected, and enforced. These protections are a helper to the investigator, not a hindrance! The presentation will prepare the investigator to skillfully navigate legal areas relating to fire investigations. The ultimate goal, which is to have all evidence, confessions, and findings withstand any legal challenges and be admissible in court.
This presentation is designed to:
1) Help the investigator understand the basics of constitutional law
2) Develop correct practices for interviews, evidence collection and other legal matters
3) Educate the investigator to avoid common mistakes
4) Prepare the investigator to be confident for any legal proceedings
Constitutional protections and pertinent Supreme Court decisions
Exigency v. Warrants
Interview v. Interrogation- When to Mirandize
Evidence collection and spoliation
Understanding and preparing for the Daubert Challenge
Target Audience:
The material is relevant to public Fire Investigators

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 only)
*** No Refunds After Class Link Has Been Sent**

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