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Course Description: This course prepares the student for their transition from a traditional patrol unit function to an investigative position.  From initial response to case prosecution, students will learn how to manage a wide variety of common criminal investigations.  Emphasis is placed on crime scene management, investigative techniques and resources available to the criminal investigator, interview/interrogation and statement collection, and case preparation and testimony, all of which are essential to effective performance as a criminal investigator.  Lecture, practical exercises and a final exam are used to ensure that each student acquires the critical knowledge, skill and abilities required of new a criminal investigator.      


INSTRUCTIONAL OBJECTIVES:  At the end of this course of instruction, the students will be able to:
• Apply sound investigative practices, procedures and techniques
• Properly manage and document a crime scene
• Collect evidence in a way that ensures its admissibility in court proceedings
• Work more effectively with the prosecution team
• Identify available investigative resources within and outside of their agency
• Employ best practices for interviews/interrogations
• Apply time management skills to efficiently manage a caseload of a Criminal Investigator 

AUDIENCE:  PSP Enlisted, MP  (Mandatory for all PSP Criminal Investigation Unit members)
PREREQUISITE(S):  None       

Registration: Please register for the classes below using form SP 8-130.

Locations: For a list of all training centers and directions, please visit the Training Center Page.




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