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Criminal Investigation for New Detectives and Investigators

Hours: 16 Hours
Tuition: $300.00

This 16-hour, two day course is designed for recently promoted or assigned detectives. Special attention will be given for career success and survival strategies, as well as understanding the investigator’s role in the organization.

This inter-active seminar will provide a unique and necessary perspective into the investigative process with specific focus on the development of the detective’s working philosophy, and the honing of critical thinking skills. Concepts such as “crime reconstruction” utilizing the scientific method, logical reasoning, sources of information, criminology and victimology will be introduced. In addition, “crime scene analysis” using a methodical, systematic and orderly process will be emphasized in an effort to enhance the detective’s interpretation of events.

Topics Include:

Ethics, Responsibility and Confidentiality
Crime Reconstruction
Crime Scene Analysis
Documentation, Note-taking, Crime Scene Sketch
Report Writing
Search and Seizure/Rules of Evidence
Obtaining Information
Death Investigation
Preparing for and Presenting Cases in Court

**Cancellations for this class must be received by SLEA 35 days prior to the start of the program in order to avoid being billed!**

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Jim Kempinski
Program Manager

Voice: (630) 942-2939

Trisha Augustyn
Administrative Assistant

Voice: (630) 942-2295

General Information

Voice: (630) 942-2677
Fax: (630) 942-3766


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