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

DATES:  8/3/2020 through 8/5/2020

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Tim Randall

LOCATION:  Pearl Police Department - 2561 Old Brandon Rd, Pearl , MS  39208

HOTEL:  Holiday Inn Express and Suites - Pearl, MS  
Contact Hotel for State Gov. Rate

COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $350.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.

Instructor Bio

Sgt. Tim Randall (Retired) served with the Nampa Idaho Police Department for 31 years. He was assigned as a criminal investigator for 21 of those 31 years. As a lead investigator and supervisor, he conducted and assisted in hundreds of investigations. These include homicides, suicides, child abuse, rape, robbery and internal investigations. .

Tim has served in many positions to include, patrol, patrol supervisor, criminal investigations, CID supervisor, SWAT, school resource officer, internal affairs and polygraph examiner.

Tim has served as the supervisor of the Operations of Professional Standard Division and was responsible for recruitment, hiring, and background investigations. Tim currently works for the Twin Falls, Idaho Police Department responsible for hiring and background investigations. Tim also works as an independent contractor conducting background and internal investigations for many agencies.

Tim has been an Idaho POST certified instructor for over 25 years in interview & interrogation, SWAT, chemical munitions, child abuse, elder abuse and juvenile procedures.

Pre-Payment is not required to register or attend IN-PERSON seminars. Pre-payment is required for WEBINARS and ONLINE COURSES.


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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