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Seminar Title:  
Detective and New Criminal Investigator

DATES:  5/14/2018 through 5/18/2018

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Multiple Instructors

LOCATION:  Columbus, Ohio Division of Police Training Academy - 1000 North Hague Ave., Columbus, OH  43204-2121

HOTEL:  Drury Inn  - Columbus, OH  614-221-7008
$88.00 single/double
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $475.00 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.

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

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Course Objectives

This course is composed to assist the newly appointed Detective [or Patrol Officer conducting investigations] in becoming familiar with the many aspects of a Criminal Investigation. It is designed to assist in providing a solid foundation of basic techniques from which Detectives can build upon as they progress through their careers. Policies and procedures differ from agency to agency and this presentation is a general overview, not to conflict with your department operating guidelines in criminal investigations.


The 10 Most Common Investigative Errors - Defining Crime – Evidence and Crime Scene Issues – Investigative Training Skills Required – The Investigator’s Responsibilities – The Preliminary Inquiry


Fourth Amendment Considerations – Judicially Created Exceptions – Search Warrant Requirements – Crime Scene Search & Protection of Area – Thermal Injuries- Blood at the Scene- Dental- 3 Types of Track Evidence- The Importance of Documenting Weather- Blood at Crime Scenes- Hangings vs. Strangulations- Searches- Shaken Baby Syndrome


Overview – Motives for Murder – Classifications of Homicide – Evaluation of Information From The Autopsy – Time of Death Considerations – Wound Information and Evidence – Firearms – Blunt Force Trauma – Incisions – Stabbing – Offender Injuries from Self-Wounding – Suicide Investigations – Autoerotic Asphyxia & “The Choking Game”


The Basic Principles of Deviant Sexual Behavior – Paraphilias – Investigative Strategies for Officers to include; the 4 Types of Rapist, the 3 defenses a rapist will give you, the two “M.O.’s in a sex crime, the two parts of a confession with sex offenders and the three reasons “evidence” is taken from a rape scene

Strategies for a Successful Investigation:

Where Your Investigation Begins – Legal Issues Involving the Investigation – Goals and Objectives of a Successful Investigation – The Importance of the Post- Arrest Investigation – Case Management Strategies – Organization – Checklists - Solvability Factors / Case Filtering – Studies Impacting Criminal Investigations – Sources of Information – Knowing & Utilizing Available Resources – Conducting Successful Line-ups – Analytical Tools and the Internet – UCR/NIBRS

Social Media Investigations:

Gathering evidence via social media - Your Legal Obligations - Search Warrants - Preservation Requests - Emergency Disclosures

Digital Evidence:

Importance of Digital Evidence – Types of Digital Evidence - Cell Phone Evidence - Cell Towers - Metadata - Cell Providers and Their Requirements – Legal Issues, Judicial Decisions – 4th Amendment Issues – The Search Warrant

Conducting Successful Interviews:

Introduction to Interviewing – Witness Reliability Issues – Witness Types – Best Practices for Conducting Successful Interviews

Conducting Successful Suspect Interrogations:

Goals of the Interrogation – Legal Guidelines – 5th & 6th Amendment Considerations – U. S. Supreme Court Decisions – Planning and Documenting the Interrogation – Types of Suspect Interviews and Methods of Obtaining Information

Identity Crimes:

Personal Identifiers – Financial Identifiers – Methods of obtaining personal information – Best practices for reducing identity crime – Federal Trade Commission and Secret Service Roles in ID Crimes

Case Studies:

#1 – Multi-Jurisdictional Long Term Investigations
#2 - Florida Serial Homicides; America’s First Female Predatory Serial Killer

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