The Case Organization & Presentation Training Program (COPTP) is designed to teach investigators and others how to organize complex and document intensive cases, utilizing various computer software programs. 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.
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 program is open to investigators, auditors, analysts, attorneys, and individuals serving as direct law enforcement support personnel. The participant needs to have basic computer skills prior to enrolling in this program.
Required Training Materials
- Federal Court Procedures Case Organization and Management
- Electronic Case Organization
- Investigative Applications of Electronic Spreadsheets
- Link Analysis
- Introduction to Presentation Graphics
- Using Audio & Video in Case Organization and Presentation
- Geographic Information Systems and Geographic Profiling
- Federal organization personnel should contact their agency training officer to register for training. If you do not know your agency representative you may contact FLETC Admissions for assistance.
- Apply for state, local and tribal training. If organizational support is required or you have additional needs, contact FLETC Admissions
- International (non-US) personnel should email FLETCfirstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 912-261-4023.
Program Contact Info
Glynco: (912) 267-3166
NOTE: For Export training programs only, the below forms must be completed and faxed to the Training Specialist at 912-267-2500.