Seminar Title: Detective and New Criminal Investigator
DATES: 4/23/2018 through 4/27/2018
INSTRUCTOR(S): Multiple Instructors
LOCATION: La Vista Police Department - 7701 South 96th St, La Vista, NE 68128
HOTEL: Courtyard by Marriott - La Vista, NE 402-339-4900
$99.00 single/double Identify with PATC or Rate Code 8PV to receive discounted room rate
COURSE REGISTRATION FEE: $475.00 Includes all training materials, and a Certificate of Completion.
THOMAS G. TITTLE is a retired Captain with the Marion
County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office. Captain Tittle became a member of the Marion County Sheriff’s Office in 1977 and
was assigned to the Civil Division. Since then he has held assignments within the following areas: Patrol
Division, Street Crimes, Property Crimes, Major Crimes, Training Director, Community Relations, D.A.R.E. Officer,
Drug Unit and Communications. Prior to the Juvenile Division, Captain Tittle was in charge of a District Station
where he supervised uniformed patrol officers and a district detective. Additionally, he was on the S.W.A.T. for
13 years with his last assignment as a Team Leader. During Captain Tittle’s tenure in investigations, he has
investigated numerous major crimes, drug cases and property crimes, including, but not limited to: sexual assaults
(children and adults), child abuse, robberies, suicides, death investigations, crimes against persons, and vice
cases. Captain Tittle holds an Associate of Arts degree from Central Florida Community College in Ocala, Florida.
He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida. Additionally,
he is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute in Louisville, Kentucky. He has attended numerous courses in
Death Investigations, Sex Crimes, DEA School, Sniper school, SWAT courses and Domestic Relations. Captain Tittle
is an adjunct instructor at the Central Florida Community’s Criminal Justice Institute where he has instructed
firearms, driving, domestic violence, crisis intervention and interviews & interrogations techniques and crimes
against the elderly. Captain Tittle has had articles published in; The Florida Police Chief, American Police Beat
and Inside School Safety and has self-published six law enforcement training manuals.
BRIAN J. JARVIS is a police professional with thirty
years of experience in law enforcement and investigations, retiring in 2008 at the rank of Chief of Police. Prior
to being appointed as the Chief of Police for the Town of Chester in 1998, he served ten years working for
Municipalities in Orange County, New York, and ten years in the State of Florida, where he was employed as an
Investigative Sergeant in charge of Major Crime Investigations.
Chief Jarvis was responsible for the investigation and supervision of Major Crime Scenes which include, homicides,
sexual assaults, kidnappings, armed robberies, bank robberies, home invasions, carjackings, aircraft crashes, train
/ pedestrian fatalities, suicides, child abuse and neglect, and officer involved shootings involving death.
Chief Jarvis holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems from the University of Phoenix. He also
attended the Associates of Arts program in Criminal Justice at Central Florida Community College from 1987 - 1991.
He has also attended several courses on Major Crime Investigations, including Practical Homicide Investigation and
Sex Crime Investigations offered by the University of North Florida, and Basic and Advanced Computer Crime
Investigations offered by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Organized Crime Institute.
In addition to serving as Chief of Police, Chief Jarvis has also been a member of the International Association of
Chief’s of Police (IACP), New York State Police Juvenile Officer’s Association, NYS Association of Chiefs’ of
Police, Past President of the Police Chiefs’ Association of Orange County, and a founding member of the Orange
County Law Enforcement Training Institute. He is also an active member in the International Law Enforcement
Educators and Trainers Association (ILEETA).
Chief Jarvis is a published author, having written a story for “American Blue”, Varro Press Publishing, Ed Nowicki
Editor (All proceeds benefit the National Law Enforcement Museum in Washington D.C.). He has also published several
law enforcement training manuals. Brian is a pilot and serves as a volunteer for Angel Flight Southeast.
Pre-Payment is NOT required to register or attend this seminar
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.
BEGINNING THE CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
The 10 Most Common Investigative Errors - Defining Crime – Evidence and Crime Scene Issues – Investigative Training Skills Required – The Investigator’s Responsibilities – The Preliminary Inquiry
THE CRIME SCENE
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
INJURY & DEATH INVESTIGATION
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
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
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
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