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

DATES:  4/23/2019 through 4/24/2019

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Steve Campbell

LOCATION:  Rutgers Police Department - 55 Commercial Ave, Room 231, New Brunswick, NJ  08901

HOTEL:  Holiday Inn Express - East Brunswick, NJ  732-247-6800
$108 Single/double
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $325.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Stephen Campbell

Stephen Campbell began his Law Enforcement career with the Providence Rhode Island Police Department (with 500 sworn officers) in l982 and retired at the rank of Major, Chief of Detectives, in 2008. During his 26 years he worked in numerous bureaus within the department including the Detective Bureau, and developed and commanded the Domestic Violence Unit. He has investigated over 100 homicides and numerous suicides, accidental and natural deaths.

As the Chief of Detectives he had oversight of all Major Crimes, Narcotics Bureau & Organized Crime, Crime Scene Investigation & evidence collection, and Youth Services.

He has been an instructor with the Public Agency Training Council since 2008 and has conducted law enforcement training seminars in 34 states. Steve is the Director of the Policy Committee for the Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute (LLRMI). LLRMI develops model policies and procedures for law enforcement agencies and jails. He is a graduate of the Senior Management Institute for Policing at the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF) at Boston University. He attended the Williams Homicide School, New York State Police. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from Roger Williams University, Bristol RI and a Master of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from Salve Regina University, Newport RI.

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Course Objectives

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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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