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Basic Criminal Investigations Workshop / In-Service

The criminal investigation process is one of the most challenging aspects of the law enforcement profession. Thorough and comprehensive investigations often yield successful criminal prosecutions, resulting in safer and healthier communities. The first step in delivering a comprehensive case for prosecution involves understanding and adhering to the core principles of the investigative process. This three day course will provide attendees with such principles and will provide a platform from which both novice and experienced law enforcement officers can develop further skills and abilities to conduct professional criminal investigations.


Part I: The Crime Scene - Core Elements and Considerations

  • Basic crime scene management
  • Conducting crime scene interviews
  • Field notes and effective crime reports
  • Physical evidence considerations

Part II: The Investigative Process – Key Elements and Considerations

  • Criminal Constitutional Law: the 4th, 5th and 6th Amendment
  • Interview considerations within the investigative process
  • Interrogation considerations within the investigative process
  • Developing investigative resources

Part III: Report Writing Documentation


Who Should Attend

Qualified applicants must be full-time, sworn law enforcement peace officers.



Attendees are responsible for all travel, lodging and meal expenses.

Registration Information

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Additional Information

Call 1-800-743-5382 or E-mail us at and reference the name of the program.

Training Dates

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