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Seminar Title:  
Basic Criminal Investigation Protocols for Street Patrol Officers and New Investigators – Enhancing the Capabilities of Professional Police Officers

DATES:  3/17/2020 through 3/19/2020

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Wayne Sheppard

LOCATION:  Goodland Police Department Derrick Lutters Training Center - 720 Armory Rd, Goodland, KS  67735

HOTEL:  Holiday Inn Express - Goodland, KS  785-890-9060

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

Instructor Bio

Wayne Sheppard assists local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in areas such as violent crime analysis, case consultations and investigative assistance as requested by law enforcement in the United States and abroad. Additionally, he provides training in violent crime analysis, crime scene assessments, the design of law enforcement policies and procedures, the development of regional response plans, and other efforts aimed at enhancing an agency’s overall investigative response to violent crime incidents, missing, abducted and exploited children incidents.

He is an international lecturer on behavioral crime scene assessments and murder and rape typologies and has conducted research in the areas of serial homicide and child homicides.

Mr. Sheppard is a retired member of the Pennsylvania State Police where he held a number of investigative and supervisory positions. Prior to his retirement, he was the supervisor of the Criminal Investigation Assessment Unit, where he was responsible for the investigation and coordination of psychosexual homicide, serial rape, and other behaviorally based crimes occurring in Pennsylvania, also, the supervisor of the Missing Persons Unit where he provided investigative assistance for law enforcement in missing and sexually exploited children cases, and the Amber Alert Coordinator where he created and implemented the Pennsylvania Amber Alert Program for Pennsylvania.

He has also addressed professionals representing the disciplines of law enforcement, corrections, social work, probation and parole, medicine, law, television, radio and academia on a national and international basis.

He is the recipient of numerous awards both nationally and internationally for his support and expertise in violent crime and child exploitation investigations.

Mr. Sheppard is a member of the Vidocq Society, a group comprised of experts from various disciplines across the country that provide pro bono services in the investigation and analysis of unsolved violent crimes occurring in the United States.

He is the past Vice-President of the Pennsylvania Homicide Investigators Association, Virginia Homicide Investigators Association, and past board member of the Attorney General’s Legal/Medical Advisory Board on Elder Abuse.

Courses Taught: Death and Homicide Investigation Response, Search and Recovery of Missing and Abducted Children Solving Homicides: Investigative Steps to Success Kinesic and Cognitive Interview Techniques for Street & Road Patrol Officers Understanding Sexual Deviant Behaviors to Conduct Successful Interviews

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Course Objectives

Statement of Fact: As with anything new, a street officer or new detective being tasked with a criminal investigation can find it to be a bit intimidating. The responsibilities associated with an investigation also can be quite overwhelming. What to do, what not to do, who to contact, and when should it be done can be very stressful. “Baptism by fire” can very well be the norm. Hence, training in the various components of what constitutes an investigation is of the utmost importance. Why? Failure is simply not an option for the professional police officer.

Course Overview: In this course of instruction, a well-organized investigative approach will be provided to establish the investigative framework from which a street officer or new detective will able to conduct an all-encompassing and very through criminal investigation. In order to accomplish this, multiple facets of a criminal investigation will be brought forth and explored that are foundational to successful investigations. From the initial call intake through litigation, the course participant will be provided the necessary “investigative tools” to conduct such investigations. Additionally, the course will engage the participants in an interactive classroom setting in which actual cases are reviewed in an investigative approach to bring forth the critical teaching points.

Topics Covered: 1. Call Intake Protocols 2. Multidisciplinary Team Approach 3. Rules of Evidence Involving Search and Seizure 4. Search Warrant Applications 5. Utilization of Investigative Checklists 6. Forensic and Behavioral Crime Scene Reconstruction 7. Application of Victim and Suspect Background Information 8. Components of Property Crime Investigations and Crimes Against Persons Investigations 9. Gathering the Facts Without Bias or Prejudices 10. Knowing the Elements of the Offense – An Absolute Must in Investigations 11. Formulation of Investigative Strategies 12. Formulation of Interview Strategies 13. Miranda Warnings – To Do or Not to Do? 14. Case Management Tools 15. Prosecutorial Considerations 16. Defense Issues 17. Collaboration with Prosecutors – Key to Convictions 18. Next Steps in Personal Career Development


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