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Seminar Title:  
Basic Criminal Investigation for Street Patrol and New Criminal Investigators

DATES:  11/13/2018 through 11/14/2018

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Brian Jarvis

LOCATION:  Coastal Georgia Center - 305 Fahm Street Rm , Savannah, GA  31401

HOTEL:  Courtyard Marriott  - Savannah, GA  912-790-8287
$117 single/double
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $325.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

BRIAN J. JARVIS is a police professional with thirty years of experience in law enforcement and investigations, retiring in 2008 at the rank of Chief of Police. Prior to being appointed as the Chief of Police for the Town of Chester in 1998, he served ten years working for Municipalities in Orange County, New York, and ten years in the State of Florida, where he was employed as an Investigative Sergeant in charge of Major Crime Investigations.

Chief Jarvis was responsible for the investigation and supervision of Major Crime Scenes which include, homicides, sexual assaults, kidnappings, armed robberies, bank robberies, home invasions, carjackings, aircraft crashes, train / pedestrian fatalities, suicides, child abuse and neglect, and officer involved shootings involving death.

Chief Jarvis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix. He also attended the Associates of Arts program in Criminal Justice at Central Florida Community College from 1987 - 1991. He has also attended several courses on Major Crime Investigations, including Practical Homicide Investigation and Sex Crime Investigations offered by the University of North Florida, and Basic and Advanced Computer Crime Investigations offered by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Organized Crime Institute.

In addition to serving as Chief of Police, Chief Jarvis has also been a member of the International Association of Chief’s of Police (IACP), New York State Police Juvenile Officer’s Association, NYS Association of Chiefs’ of Police, Past President of the Police Chiefs’ Association of Orange County, and a founding member of the Orange County Law Enforcement Training Institute. He is also an active member in the International Law Enforcement Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA).

Chief Jarvis is a published author, having written a story for “American Blue”, Varro Press Publishing, Ed Nowicki Editor (All proceeds benefit the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington D.C.). He has also published several law enforcement training manuals. Brian is a pilot and serves as a volunteer for Angel Flight Southeast.

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Course Objectives

This course is designed to enhance the knowledge of the Uniformed Officer and New Investigator. This lecture works for the small and large police departments. During this course officers and investigators will be presented with ideas and techniques to assist them in their assigned duties. At times, the crime scene and interviews are the only means available in solving criminal cases. This course will help inform them of the many and various job functions they must perform and resources that can be available to them. Training and experience is the key to the uniform officer and new investigator to be able to work and solve criminal cases.
Perspectives from actual cases will give insight to the attendee on the topics covered. The subject of “THE 10 MOST COMMON INVESTIGATIVE PITFALLS” officers make during investigations will be the initial starting point for the attendee. The overall presentation will be comprehensive and examine specific aspects from witnesses, victims, and suspects / defendants . With violent crimes a major factor in society, a focus on crimes against persons will be emphasized.

The uniformed officers and new investigators will learn general investigation considerations and methods which when applied will assist them in all types of criminal investigations. This course will explain workable technical skills and techniques to develop the facts of the case. This course will cover various investigative approaches in all areas. We will work a crime scene on the 2nd day and put to use the information covered in the lecture of the various crimes. When done, a new investigator and/or uniformed officer will know how to work a criminal case, no matter what it is.

Upon Completion:
Upon Completion: This two and a half day training course will provide the uniformed officer and new investigator with knowledge and information they can utilize immediately. Areas to be covered include:

  • Police Responsibilities as a Uniformed Officer and/or New Investigator
  • Courtroom Testimony
  • Arrests, Search and Seizure Information—4th Amendment Concerns
  • Sources of Information
  • Evidence Concerns
  • Techniques in Observation, Description, and Identification
  • Communication Skills
  • Scientific Aids
  • Lander Lines
  • The Eyewitness Testimony
  • Locard’s Theory
  • Scene Photography Considerations
  • Handling and Care of Physical Evidence
  • Forms / Documentation
  • Using Cast and Molds
  • Trace Evidence
  • General Investigative Overview & Discussion on:
  • Death (Homicide, Accident, Natural and Suicide)
    Sex Crimes
    Juveniles Violent Behavior Obervations / Studies
    Cause of Death—Mechanism of Death—Manner of Death
    (what you need to know)
    Blunt Force Trauma
    Sharp Force Trauma
    Firearm Wounds (Entry & Exit)
    Hanging & Strangulation
    Thermal Burns
    Shaken Baby
  • Controlling the Crime Sene
  • Crime Scene Issues:
    Bite Marks
    Weather Documentation

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