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Case Organization and Presentation Workshop / In-Service

This three day program is designed to teach investigators and others how to organize complex and document intensive cases, utilizing various computer software programs.

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center has been actively monitoring the development of computer software that can assist criminal investigators to electronically organize and manage complex cases. Over the past few years, incredible strides have been made which allow the investigator to collect, store and retrieve information and evidence electronically through the use of specialized computer applications originally designed for the business community. This same digitized data can be used to create visually informative records and charts for use in investigative team briefings and/or presentations to a prosecutor or jury.

More importantly, the gradual transformation of the courtroom from traditional to high-tech is changing the way cases are presented. The new electronic environment in the courtroom permits judicial participants to electronically present their evidence in a more efficient and expedient manner through the use of computers, monitors, and document cameras. Evidence presented at trial or to a grand jury can now be highlighted or enlarged for a more thorough review by the jury or adjudicating official. Criminal investigators must stay abreast of these changes in order to remain at the forefront in the fight against crime.

This course will continue to change and evolve with new computer technology trends. The goal of this program is to provide students with the ability to identify and select the case organizational tools best suited for their particular needs and to be skillful in successfully presenting their findings in an effective and professional manner.

Curriculum

Major Case Management

Presenting Geographical Information System Data

Prosecutors’ Perspective

Proper Handling and Validating of Digital Evidence

Case Organization and Excel Spreadsheets

Creating Link Analysis Using Various Software Programs

Database Inventories

Creating Timelines

Emerging Software

Scanning and OCR

Electronic Courtroom

Electronic Bates Stamp and Bar-coding Documents

RFFlow Drawing Software

Database Options for Case Organization

Integrating Audio and Video in Case Presentation

Investigative File Inventory

Eligibility

This training is open to full time, sworn law enforcement officers (especially first line officers and supervisors), to include patrol officers, detectives, and narcotics officers and their supervisors. State, local, campus and tribal law enforcement personnel are encouraged to attend. The participant needs to have basic computer skills prior to enrolling in this program.

Cost

Tuition is free. Students will be responsible for travel, meals and lodging expenses.

Registration Information

The best way to register is via the on-line registration system. This system allows you to register at your convenience, change your courses, cancel out of a program, and receive electronic feedback on the status of your request.

  • Create an Account — This link will allow you to apply for all training programs. It also lets you track your training once you have applied. After signing up for the account, you will receive a user name and password by email. Then, you will be ready to sign in and request a seat in training programs.
  • Training Account Login — Use this link if you have read the information (above) and already have a FLETC Training Account.

Additional Information

If you have questions or need additional information, email us at stateandlocaltraining@dhs.gov or call 800-743-5382 (1-800-74FLETC) and reference this training program.

Training Dates

Phoenix, AZ -- Aug 26, 2014 to Aug 28, 2014