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Seminar Title:  
Modern Homicide and Robbery

DATES:  11/9/2020 through 11/10/2020

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Paul Villaverde

LOCATION:  Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Airport - 5890 South Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI  53207

HOTEL:  Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Airport - Milwaukee, WI  414-837-2424

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 todayís 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

Course Objective:
This course is designed to introduce the foundation of criminal investigations to educate Uniform Patrol, which will assist Criminal Investigators tremendously in their investigations. Whether you are the uniform officer responding to the call or the criminal investigator that will be handling the case, every first responderís job is important. No matter what type of investigation that is going to be conducted, the fundamentals of criminal investigation remain the same. Applying determination, sound investigative practices, techniques and procedures will enhance the investigatorís ability to solve a case. Additionally, uniform patrol and criminal investigators will learn the importance of securing, preserving and the collection of evidence from the scene. Uniform Patrol and Criminal Investigators will learn the proper techniques in dealing with witnesses, suspects and testifying in criminal proceedings. After the completion of this course al first responders will feel confident in having learned the foundation of criminal investigations.

† Accountability: †
In any investigation the lead investigator will be charged with the responsibility of the investigation and will ultimately be held accountable for the integrity and success of the completed investigation. Participants will be made aware of the proper methods of ensuring that the scene is properly processed and that first responders document their actions during the investigation. This documentation includes written reports, photographs, measurements, sketches, analyzation of evidence and area canvasses. Participants will learn the importance on why everyone should be held accountable for their specific roles during an investigation. By learning the importance of everyone being held accountable during investigations, the participants will see how it translates into successful prosecutions for their cases.

† Homicide, Robbery and Police-Involved Shooting:
Police officers investigate over 300,000 robberies a year. Police officers are called to investigate approximately over 17,000 homicides a year. Lastly, Police Officers are involved in over 1000 police-involved shootings a year. These types of investigations will receive public scrutiny and certain types can become national news immediately. First responders will see the complete investigative process on these type of investigations, from the initial call being received, to the prosecution. The importance will be for participants to be able to see how the fundamentals of criminal investigation, were applied in these crimes, and to understand how and why things were done. Additionally, these investigative techniques can be applied to all investigative cases from property crimes to person crimes.

Upon Completion:
Participants will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of criminal investigations
  • The importance of Uniform Patrol and Criminal Investigators
  • Identify what sound investigative techniques and procedures are
  • Become familiar with multiple sources of evidence, including technology sources
  • Identify resources available from outside searches and investigative agencies
  • Employ best practices for identification, interviews, and interrogations
  • Engage the media in assisting law enforcementís investigative efforts
  • Identify and complete the elements of crime scene documentation
  • Recognize legal issues surrounding investigations and warrants
  • Balance the publicís right to know with the defendantís rights and integrity of the case
  • Understand the role of various types of evidence in developing a successful prosecution
  • Work more productively and effectively with the prosecution team
  • Have been exposed to cases studies on Robbery, Homicide, & Police-Involved Shooting
  • See tools used to investigate crimes, that can be used on all criminal investigations

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