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Seminar Title:  
Basic Criminal Investigations for Uniform Patrol and Criminal Investigators

DATES:  11/7/2019 through 11/8/2019

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Paul Villaverde

LOCATION:  Public Agency Training Council Training Center - 5235 Decatur Blvd, Indianapolis, IN  46241

HOTEL:  Holiday Inn - Indianapolis, IN  317-856-6200
$95 Double or Single
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $325.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Sergeant Paul A. Villaverde, is a law enforcement supervisor within a law enforcement agency in Miami-Dade County. He has served its citizens for over 23 years. Sergeant Villaverde has a vast amount of work experience, knowledge and training derived from his work and supervisory assignments, which include: the Professional Compliance Bureau, Homicide Bureau, Robbery Bureau, Narcotics Bureau, Warrants Bureau, and Crime Suppression Team. Sergeant Villaverde currently supervises a Homicide Bureau Cold Case Unit, and is an active member of the Special Response Hostage Negotiator Team.

Sergeant Villaverde possesses a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Management and has a professional and practical background in law enforcement supervision and investigations. His practical knowledge and experience is rooted in him from the positions and assignments he has held.

Sergeant Villaverde has served as an instructor concerning several investigative level subjects, and has been teaching for over nine years. He is sought out to instruct Internal Affairs School, Homicide School, and has previously instructed Robbery Bureau Investigations Classes and General Investigations Schools. He utilizes a dynamic approach to instruction that includes student participation and thought provoking problem solving methods relative to today’s law enforcement professional. Sergeant Villaverde proudly served as an elected Board of Director for the Dade County Police Benevolent Association, (PBA) for over ten years, and currently remains a proud member of the PBA.

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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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