Introduction


The Galveston County Sheriff's Office training division provides in-service training to Sheriff's office employees and surrounding law enforcement agencies.


Mission Statement

"The Training Division of the Galveston County Sheriff's Office strives to bring all officers, regardless of agency, the necessary courses for license maintenance and furtherance of careers. We have a great team of highly-trained, TCLEOSE certified instructors who meet law enforcement and correctional training needs with enthusiasm and experience. Training opportunities are offered not only in mandated and certificate courses, but also in a wide array of subjects, each beneficial to expanding the knowledge required to be successful in the law enforcement career chosen."

Notice

Beginning September 1, 2013, the Galveston County Sheriffs Office will only provide training to those certified peace officers who are commissioned with a law enforcement agency.  We may ask that students provide department credentials prior to the beginning of any classes.

Upcoming Courses
3342 P2 Concepts Tactical Pistol Applications (16 hrs)
Description:This intense firearms training course will focus on tactical speed shooting, development of aggressive gun-handling skills and dynamic action while deploying a pistol. Designed to enhance your Tactical Pistol skills as well as your ability to effectively engage threats, attendees will begin with a brief refresher of the fundamentals then begin tactical application skills for engaging single/multiple targets.
Notes: Cost: $300 Register http://p2-concepts.com/event/tactical-pistol-applications-le-5/
Start Date: 5/31/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/1/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: Robbie Allmon, P2 Concepts

3343 O/C Pepper Spray Exposure (4 hrs)
Description:This course covers the legal requirements, basic techniques, tactics, and decontamination necessary to successfully deploy OC/Pepper Spray. The State of Texas requires all Law Enforcement carrying pepper spray be certified in its use prior to carry; this course satisfies that requirement.
Notes: Cost is Free. To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
Start Date: 6/6/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/6/2018Time: 12:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/30 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Cpl. Lucio Martinez

3344 Taser X26P CEW User Certification Course (8 hrs)
Description:This class is designed to certify the New Taser CEW User with the Taser X26P CEW utilizing current training materials (Version 20.2 provided by AXON Inc.) For GCSO Employees-This course requires a Taser CEW Exposure and prior written authorization from your GCSO Division Commander. Documentation must be submitted to the Training Division prior to the training date. For all other Non GCSO Agencies-If your agency requires exposure you must bring two simulation cartridges and one live cartridge for this course (they may be all live cartridges if you are unable to obtain simulation cartridges). If your agency does not require exposure you must bring two cartridges whether live or simulation.
Notes: Cost is Free. To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
Start Date: 6/7/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/7/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5 Min/30 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Cpl. Lucio Martinez

3347 Taser Annual CEW User Update Course (2 hrs)
Description:This course covers the Taser Annual CEW User Update course utilizing V 20.2 of the Taser Training Materials. *Agencies other than GCSO must provide two live or simulation cartridges for training.*
Notes: Cost is Free. To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
Start Date: 6/8/2018Time: 1:00:00 PM
End Date: 6/8/2018Time: 3:00:00 PM
Seats: 30 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Fred Boas

3347 Taser Annual CEW User Update Course (2 hrs)
Description:This course covers the Taser Annual CEW User Update course utilizing V 20.2 of the Taser Training Materials. *Agencies other than GCSO must provide two live or simulation cartridges for training.*
Notes: Cost is Free. To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
Start Date: 6/8/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/8/2018Time: 10:00:00 AM
Seats: 30 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Fred Boas

62041 Dogs and Police , Shoot or Don't Shoot (8 hrs)
Description:This course satisfies TCOLE requirement for Intermediate and Advance PO Proficiency certification for Canine Encounters. This course is a legislatively mandated course and is to be completed not later than the second anniversary of the date the officer is licensed and as a requirement for an intermediate or advanced proficiency certificate issued after January 1, 2016.
Notes: Cost is Free. To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
Start Date: 6/11/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/11/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5/45
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Cpl. Lucio Martinez

7887 Interactive with Deaf and hard of Hearing Drivers (4 hrs)
Description:Law enforcement officers who enroll in this TCOLE mandated course will learn about using appropriate techniques to interact and communicate with drivers who are deaf or hard of hearing. They will receive practical training on how to effectively communicate by themselves but also learn when an interpreter may be required. As part of the course, officers will learn how to identify someone who is deaf or hard of hearing. They also will learn regulations for law enforcement agencies regarding deaf and hard of hearing individuals under the American with Disability Act.
Notes: Cost is Free. To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
Start Date: 6/12/2018Time: 1:00:00 PM
End Date: 6/12/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5/45
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Sonia Khurana & Ricky Harris

3807 TCIC/NCIC Less Than Full Access (8 hrs)
Description:This course is designed for operators who perform NCIC/TCIC functions at any level lower than Full Access. Generally, this pertains to inquiry only, including Mobile Digital Terminal (MDT) users. Operators must receive this training within the first 6 months of assignment or employment, regardless of whether these duties are performed on a full-time or part-time basis. In order to comply with federal requirements, operators must retest within two years of certification or most recent re-certification date
Notes: Cost is Free. To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
Start Date: 6/13/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/13/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5/45
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Lt. Margo Ihde

3802 TCIC/NCIC Full Access (16 hrs)
Description:TCIC/NCIC Full Access This course is designed for terminal operators who perform all NCIC/TCIC functions, including inquiry, entry, modification, clearing, canceling, and III functions. Operators must receive this training within the first 6 months of assignment or employment, regardless of whether these duties are performed on a full-time or part-time basis. In order to comply with federal requirements, operators must retest within two years of certification or most recent re-certification date.
Notes: Cost is Free. To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
Start Date: 6/13/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/14/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5/45
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Lt. Margo Ihde

3313 ALERRT Active Shooter Level I (16 hrs) CLASS IS FULL
Description:This dynamic course of instruction is designed to prepare the first responder to isolate, distract, and neutralize an active shooter. This course will cover shooting and moving, threshold evaluation, concepts and principles of team movement, setting up for and room entry techniques, approach and breaching the crisis site, secondary responder tactics, improvised explosive devices, and post engagement priorities of work. The course will culminate with dynamic force on force scenarios. Required Equipment: Good attitude, open mind, pen and paper, duty gear, body armor, groin protection, and appropriate clothing for "force-on-force" training (i.e. long sleeve shirt, gloves, etc.) Head, eye, and throat protection will be provided.
Notes: Prerequisite: Sworn law enforcement officers only. THE CLASS IS FULL. To be added to the waiting list contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
Start Date: 6/18/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/19/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: FULL
Location: TBA
Instructor: GCSO ALERRT Instructors

3313 ALERRT Active Shooter Level I (16 hrs) CLASS IS FULL
Description:This dynamic course of instruction is designed to prepare the first responder to isolate, distract, and neutralize an active shooter. This course will cover shooting and moving, threshold evaluation, concepts and principles of team movement, setting up for and room entry techniques, approach and breaching the crisis site, secondary responder tactics, improvised explosive devices, and post engagement priorities of work. The course will culminate with dynamic force on force scenarios. Required Equipment: Good attitude, open mind, pen and paper, duty gear, body armor, groin protection, and appropriate clothing for "force-on-force" training (i.e. long sleeve shirt, gloves, etc.) Head, eye, and throat protection will be provided.
Notes: Prerequisite: Sworn law enforcement officers only. THE CLASS IS FULL. To be added to the waiting list contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
Start Date: 6/20/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/21/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: FULL
Location: TBA
Instructor: GCSO ALERRT Instructors

3322 Patrol Rifle (24 hrs)
Description:This three-day live-fire course is designed to train the shooter to effectively deploy their patrol rifle and tests the shooter’s shooting abilities and decision making skills through numerous live fire drills. Deputies will become familiar with the types of situations that may require the use of a patrol rifle and learn how to effectively deploy it. Each student must be a licensed peace officer through TCOLE and be employed with an agency. This course consists of classroom lecture and a live-fire course. The student must successfully pass written test and the Patrol Rifle Skills course of fire to receive credit for the course; 24 TCOLE hours. Required equipment: Patrol rifle built on the AR-15 platform .223 Rem or 5.56 NATO, weapon mounted light, handheld flashlight, spare batteries, three 30 rounds magazines, rifle sling, handgun and duty holster, a minimum of 750 rounds rifle training ammunition (no tracer or green tip armorer piercing ammo), 100 rounds handgun training ammunition, eye and ear protection, appropriate clothing and safety gear for the firearms range. Ground cloth recommended.
Notes: Registration will be open the GCSO SLO Division Personnel first. All unfilled slots will be filled by GCSO Personnel.
Start Date: 6/25/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/27/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: Limited to 8
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: Cpl. Lucio Martinez

2029 PATC Interview and Interrogation for Investigators and Patrol Officers (20hrs)
Description:This course is designed for new investigators and patrol officers. The course provides a basic foundation of information and knowledge on the basic tools and skills necessary for interview and interrogation techniques. Best Practices: Miranda, case law, and documenting interviews. Profile of a Successful Interviewer: Basic skills needed for an interview and interrogation. Posture, eye contact, tone of voice, and building rapport. Interview preparation Room setting, case preparation, and background investigation. The Interview Process: Question formulation, the don’ts of interviewing, telephone interviews, the cognitive interview, memory retrieval techniques, and corroboration process. Behavioral Symptom Analysis: Physiological and psychological principles of behavior symptom analysis, and distinguishing deceptive response. Behavioral Analysis Interview: A questioning process to elicit verbal and non-verbal indicators of truthful and deceptive responses. The Interrogation Process: Interrogation theme, handling denials, signs of surrender, alternatives, and false confessions.
Notes: Cost: $325, registration through PATC http://www.patc.com/training/detail.php?ID=15663
Start Date: 6/26/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 6/28/2018Time: 12:00:00 PM
Seats: 45 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Tim Randall, PATC

3829 Point of Contact Critical Wound Care (4 hrs)
Description:In today’s unpredictable and corrosive working environment, public safety first responders face many dangers, including increasingly high numbers of active shooter incidents resulting in critical injury to themselves, victims, witnesses, and suspects. The objective of this course is providing essential critical wound care at the point of injury and increasing survivability for first responders, while allowing them to “stay in the fight.” Certified tactical medics with years of experience “down range” will teach students comprehension of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and priority of actions required prior to providing essential emergency medical care, performance of the MARCH rapid trauma assessment protocol, recognition and control of bleeding from an extremity through proper application of tourniquets, control of hemorrhagic bleeding through use of hemostatic gauze, proper opening, clearing, and maintaining airways, assessment and treatment of a penetrating chest wound, and assessment and treatment for shock. All training is designed for first responders with little to no medical experience and is presented in an easy-to-learn format, ensuring students retain the information for use when it is critically needed. This course is essential for all public safety disciplines and members at all ranks. It is a 4-hour TCOLE certified course delivered free of charge.
Notes: Cost: Free https://texaslawshield.secure.force.com/pmtx/evt__QuickEvent?id=a2z5A00000EcJsP
Start Date: 7/12/2018Time: 1:00:00 PM
End Date: 7/12/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: Limited
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Jeffrey Martin, Texas US Law Shield Staff

3305 Public Safety First Response to Active Shooter/Mass Casualty Incidents (4 hrs)
Description:A Comprehensive Look at Effective Response Strategies and Tactics. This course focuses on public safety response to incidents requiring multi-agency assistance and teamwork to stop the killing and dying while evacuating a "hot" zone, using Unified Command objectives to meld resources together rapidly and effectively. Our instructors include subject matter experts from law enforcement, fire/rescue, and emergency medical services with extensive experience managing critical incidents "down range." Students will learn the value of mutual aid and how implementing Incident Command Systems, Multi-agency Coordination, and Joint Information Systems/Centers can make managing a catastrophe far less chaotic. Comprehensive understanding and application of the National Incident Management System was mandated by Homeland Security Presidential Directives 5 and 8 during the G.W. Bush administration and remain in effect today. This is a 4-hour TCOLE certified course and free of charge.
Notes: Cost: Free https://texaslawshield.secure.force.com/pmtx/evt__QuickEvent?id=a2z5A00000EcJsZ
Start Date: 7/12/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 7/12/2018Time: 12:00:00 PM
Seats: Limited
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Mike Gurley, Texas US Law Shield Staff

2049 The Analytics of Report Writing for Effective Testimony (4 hrs)
Description:More cases are dismissed, criminals released into custody, and legal and civil penalties assessed against law enforcement agencies based on ineffective field note offense reports and substandard courtroom testimony than other discrepancies combined. Our legal and law enforcement staffs represent some of the strongest subject matter experts in the discipline, and their experiences identifying, documenting, recovering, recording, protecting, and testifying to physical and testimonial evidence make this course worth the 4 hours dedicated to it. The class involves a review of basic report writing essentials, an intermediate table-top skills evaluation, and advanced level instruction involving actual case preparation and courtroom testimony. The course is 4-hour TCOLE certified, free of charge, and includes a comprehensive student guide for each participant.
Notes: Cost: Free https://texaslawshield.secure.force.com/pmtx/evt__QuickEvent?id=a2z5A00000EcJst
Start Date: 7/13/2018Time: 1:00:00 PM
End Date: 7/13/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: Limted
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Mike Gurley and Richard Carter, Texas US Law Shield Staff

2095 Use of Force/Deadly Force in 21st Century Policing (4 hrs)
Description:U.S. Law Shield’s course titled “A Comprehensive Look at Police Use of Force in the 21st Century” was developed as a vital tool for reinforcing current laws on use of force, directed discussion on Constitutionally accepted “reasonable” force applications, and pointed, real-world interaction between very experienced law enforcement and legal practitioners, and officers responsible for both the preservation of life safety and the security of lawful arrests, searches, and seizures, many of which involve the use of force or deadly force.
Notes: Cost: Free https://texaslawshield.secure.force.com/pmtx/evt__QuickEvent?id=a2z5A00000EcJsj
Start Date: 7/13/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 7/13/2018Time: 12:00:00 PM
Seats: Limited
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Mike Gurley and Richard Carter, Texas US Law Shield Staff

3305 Public Safety First Response to Active Shooter/Mass Casualty Incidents (4 hrs)
Description:A Comprehensive Look at Effective Response Strategies and Tactics. This course focuses on public safety response to incidents requiring multi-agency assistance and teamwork to stop the killing and dying while evacuating a "hot" zone, using Unified Command objectives to meld resources together rapidly and effectively. Our instructors include subject matter experts from law enforcement, fire/rescue, and emergency medical services with extensive experience managing critical incidents "down range." Students will learn the value of mutual aid and how implementing Incident Command Systems, Multi-agency Coordination, and Joint Information Systems/Centers can make managing a catastrophe far less chaotic. Comprehensive understanding and application of the National Incident Management System was mandated by Homeland Security Presidential Directives 5 and 8 during the G.W. Bush administration and remain in effect today. This is a 4-hour TCOLE certified course and free of charge.
Notes: Cost: Free https://texaslawshield.secure.force.com/pmtx/evt__QuickEvent?id=a2z5A00000EcJse
Start Date: 7/16/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 7/16/2018Time: 12:00:00 PM
Seats: Limted
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Mike Gurley, Texas US Law Shield Staff

3829 Point of Contact Critical Wound Care (4 hrs)
Description:n today’s unpredictable and corrosive working environment, public safety first responders face many dangers, including increasingly high numbers of active shooter incidents resulting in critical injury to themselves, victims, witnesses, and suspects. The objective of this course is providing essential critical wound care at the point of injury and increasing survivability for first responders, while allowing them to “stay in the fight.” Certified tactical medics with years of experience “down range” will teach students comprehension of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and priority of actions required prior to providing essential emergency medical care, performance of the MARCH rapid trauma assessment protocol, recognition and control of bleeding from an extremity through proper application of tourniquets, control of hemorrhagic bleeding through use of hemostatic gauze, proper opening, clearing, and maintaining airways, assessment and treatment of a penetrating chest wound, and assessment and treatment for shock. All training is designed for first responders with little to no medical experience and is presented in an easy-to-learn format, ensuring students retain the information for use when it is critically needed. This course is essential for all public safety disciplines and members at all ranks. It is a 4-hour TCOLE certified course delivered free of charge.
Notes: Cost: Free https://texaslawshield.secure.force.com/pmtx/evt__QuickEvent?id=a2z5A00000EcJsU
Start Date: 7/16/2018Time: 1:00:00 PM
End Date: 7/16/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: Limted
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Jeffrey Martin, Texas US Law Shield Staff

7887 Interactive with Deaf and hard of Hearing Drivers (4 hrs)
Description:Law enforcement officers who enroll in this TCOLE mandated course will learn about using appropriate techniques to interact and communicate with drivers who are deaf or hard of hearing. They will receive practical training on how to effectively communicate by themselves but also learn when an interpreter may be required. As part of the course, officers will learn how to identify someone who is deaf or hard of hearing. They also will learn regulations for law enforcement agencies regarding deaf and hard of hearing individuals under the American with Disability Act.
Notes: Cost is Free. To register contact Cpl. Lucio Martinez at lucio.martinez@co.galveston.tx.us or 409-766-2550
Start Date: 7/18/2018Time: 1:00:00 PM
End Date: 7/18/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: 5/45
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Sonia Khurana & Ricky Harris

2095 Use of Force/Deadly Force in 21st Century Policing (4 hrs)
Description:U.S. Law Shield’s course titled “A Comprehensive Look at Police Use of Force in the 21st Century” was developed as a vital tool for reinforcing current laws on use of force, directed discussion on Constitutionally accepted “reasonable” force applications, and pointed, real-world interaction between very experienced law enforcement and legal practitioners, and officers responsible for both the preservation of life safety and the security of lawful arrests, searches, and seizures, many of which involve the use of force or deadly force.
Notes: Cost: Free https://texaslawshield.secure.force.com/pmtx/evt__QuickEvent?id=a2z5A00000EcJso
Start Date: 7/19/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 7/19/2018Time: 12:00:00 PM
Seats: Limted
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Mike Gurley and Richard Carter, Texas US Law Shield Staff

2049 The Analytics of Report Writing for Effective Testimony (4 hrs)
Description:More cases are dismissed, criminals released into custody, and legal and civil penalties assessed against law enforcement agencies based on ineffective field note offense reports and substandard courtroom testimony than other discrepancies combined. Our legal and law enforcement staffs represent some of the strongest subject matter experts in the discipline, and their experiences identifying, documenting, recovering, recording, protecting, and testifying to physical and testimonial evidence make this course worth the 4 hours dedicated to it. The class involves a review of basic report writing essentials, an intermediate table-top skills evaluation, and advanced level instruction involving actual case preparation and courtroom testimony. The course is 4-hour TCOLE certified, free of charge, and includes a comprehensive student guide for each participant.
Notes: Cost: Free https://texaslawshield.secure.force.com/pmtx/evt__QuickEvent?id=a2z5A00000EcJsy
Start Date: 7/19/2018Time: 1:00:00 PM
End Date: 7/19/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: Limted
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Mike Gurley and Richard Carter, Texas US Law Shield Staff

3342 P2 Concepts Tactical Rifle Applications (16 hrs)
Description:This is an intense firearms training course that focuses on dynamic action while deploying a tactical rifle (carbine). Participants will learn the development of aggressive gun-handling, tactical speed shooting and certain skills enabling them to quickly and efficiently engage threats while performing multiple complex tasks including dominating the weapon, while continuously moving.
Notes: Cost: $300 Register http://p2-concepts.com/event/tactical-rifle-applications-4/
Start Date: 7/25/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 7/26/2018Time: 5:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: Robbie Allmon, P2 Concepts

3301 P2 Concepts Basic SWAT (60 hrs)
Description:This course is a 60-hour Basic SWAT School and will provide students with the basic understanding of SWAT tactics and procedures. This course will focus on the basic concepts of SWAT operations, to include: History and philosophy, physical fitness, liability issues, operational planning and deployment, team movements, tactical firearms, chemical agents, mechanical and shotgun breaching, diversionary devices, hand to hand combatives, tactical combat casualty care, hostage operations, vehicle takedowns, high risk warrant service, and barricaded persons.
Notes: Cost: $400 Register http://p2-concepts.com/event/basic-swat-3-2/
Start Date: 7/30/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 8/3/2018Time: 6:00:00 PM
Seats: TBD
Location: College of the Mainland Firearms Range, Texas City
Instructor: Robbie Allmon, P2 Concepts

3280 PATC Detective and New Criminal Investigator (35 hrs)
Description:This course is composed to assist the newly appointed Detective [or Patrol Officer conducting investigations] in becoming familiar with the many aspects of a Criminal Investigation. It is designed to assist in providing a solid foundation of basic techniques from which Detectives can build upon as they progress through their careers. Policies and procedures differ from agency to agency and this presentation is a general overview, not to conflict with your department operating guidelines in criminal investigations. This course is a comprehensive INTRODUCTORY LEVEL overview for the law enforcement officer who has recently become assigned the crucial task of conducting supplemental investigations of suspected criminal offenses. During this course the student will also be exposed to various injury, death, homicide and sexually sensitive and explicit sexual battery cases. Also included in this course will be several postmortem examination photographs and videotape segments, as well as injury, death and homicide scenes through photos and videotapes from actual closed cases. This part of the course will be VERY GRAPHIC AND INTENSE. Upon successful completion of this course, each student will have acquired a comprehensive understanding and skills, which are needed to conduct a thorough and meticulous investigation concerning suspected criminal activity. Beginning the Criminal Investigation: The 10 Most Common Investigative Errors - Defining Crime – Evidence and Crime Scene Issues – Investigative Training Skills Required – The Investigator’s Responsibilities – The Preliminary Inquiry The Crime Scene: Fourth Amendment Considerations – Judicially Created Exceptions – Search Warrant Requirements – Crime Scene Search & Protection of Area – Thermal Injuries- Blood at the Scene- Dental- 3 Types of Track Evidence- The Importance of Documenting Weather- Blood at Crime Scenes- Hangings vs. Strangulations- Searches- Shaken Baby Syndrome Injury & Death Investigations: Overview – Motives for Murder – Classifications of Homicide – Evaluation of Information From The Autopsy – Time of Death Considerations – Wound Information and Evidence – Firearms – Blunt Force Trauma – Incisions – Stabbing – Offender Injuries from Self-Wounding – Suicide Investigations – Autoerotic Asphyxia & “The Choking Game” Sex Crimes: The Basic Principles of Deviant Sexual Behavior – Paraphilias – Investigative Strategies for Officers to include; the 4 Types of Rapist, the 3 defenses a rapist will give you, the two “M.O.’s in a sex crime, the two parts of a confession with sex offenders and the three reasons “evidence” is taken from a rape scene Conducting the Criminal Investigation: Where Your Investigation Begins – Legal Issues Involving the Investigation – Goals and Objectives of a Successful Investigation – The Importance of the Post-Arrest Investigation – Case Management Strategies – Organization – Checklists - Solvability Factors / Case Filtering – Studies Impacting Criminal Investigations – Sources of Information – Knowing & Utilizing Available Resources – Analytical Tools and the Internet – UCR/NIBRS – Media Investigating Elderly Abuse: Recognizing the Signs & Symptoms of Abuse – The Various Types of Abuse – Investigative Techniques & Resources – Victim and Offender Profile – Financial Abuse Checklist – Methods of Obtaining a Successful Interview with the Elderly Victim or Witness – Building an Evidence Based Prosecution: Build a Stronger Case – Recognize Unusual Evidence – Make the Most Out of Your Crime Scene Digital Evidence: Importance of Digital Evidence – Types of Digital Evidence – Legal Issues, Judicial Decisions – 4th Amendment Issues – The Search Warrant Conducting Successful Interviews: Introduction to Interviewing – Witness Reliability Issues – Witness Types – Best Practices for Conducting Successful Interviews Conducting Successful Suspect Interrogations: Goals of the Interrogation – Legal Guidelines – 5th & 6th Amendment Considerations – U. S. Supreme Court Decisions – Planning and Documenting the Interrogation – Types of Suspect Interviews and Methods of Obtaining Information Identity Crimes: Personal Identifiers – Financial Identifiers – Methods of obtaining personal information – Best practices for reducing identity crime – Federal Trade Commission and Secret Service Roles in ID Crimes Case Studies: #1 – Attempted Bombing in Times Square #2 – Washington D.C. Snipers #3 – Florida Serial Homicides; America’s First Female Predatory Serial Killer
Notes: Cost: $475, registration through PATC http://www.patc.com/training/detail.php?ID=15664
Start Date: 8/6/2018Time: 8:00:00 AM
End Date: 8/10/2018Time: 12:00:00 PM
Seats: 45 Max
Location: GCSO Joe Max Taylor Building - Large Training Room
Instructor: Thomas G. Tittle and Brian J. Jarvis, PATC

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