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Seminar Title:  
Basic Criminal Investigation:Tactics,Techniques,Procedures for New Investigators

DATES:  12/13/2023 through 12/15/2023

INSTRUCTOR(S):  Tim Randall

LOCATION:  Gordon Cooper Vocational Technology Center - 1 John C. Bruton Avenue, Sawnee, OK  74804

HOTEL:  Holiday Inn Express - Shawnee, OK  
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COURSE REGISTRATION FEE:  $425.00 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

Course Objectives:

This course is designed for new investigators and patrol officers. The course provides a basic foundation of information and knowledge on the basic tools and skills necessary for a criminal investigation.

Rules of Evidence

Probable Cause, Exclusionary Rule, Terry Stop, 4th, 5th, and 6th Amendments, Legal Standing and Brady Rule.

Search and Seizure
Expectation of privacy, 7 exceptions to a search warrant, motor vehicle searches, Terry searches , home searches and how to write and obtain a search warrant.

Search Warrants

How to write a search warrant, elements of a search warrant, probable cause affidavit, reasonable particularity requirement, curtilage, good faith, return of service and search warrant examples.

Crime Scene Protocols

Types of crime scenes, inner & outer perimeters, 5 most destructive elements to a crime scene, crime scene photography, evidence collection, crime scene security, crime scene sketch and search techniques.

Follow-up Investigation

Records checks, crime reconstruction, crime timeline, case check list, case notes, case assignments, case management and case screening.

Case Management

Case screening, police/prosecutor relations, case audits, briefings and investigative plan.

Report Writing

3 C’s of a good report, report composition, introduction, body of the report, conclusion and the 3 elements of report review

Photo Lineup

Simultaneous lineup, sequential lineup, live lineup, photo lineup composition, photo lineup admonishment, double blind showing and one on one lineups.

Interview and Interrogation

Miranda Warning, interviewing juveniles, interview setting, interview room, profile of a successful interview, Interviewing techniques, collecting information, the “dont's" of interviewing, documenting interviews, telephone interviews, confrontation calls, the cognitive interview, memory retrieval techniques, distinguishing truthful and deceptive responses, 7 steps to a confession and false confessions.

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