TRAINING SUBJECTS AVAILABLE

  • Crime Scene and Evidence Photography
     

  • Surveillance Photography
     

  • Special Photographic Techniques
     

  • Digital Photography
     

  • Fingerprint Identification
     

  • Latent Fingerprint Development
     

  • Collecting and Preserving Impression Evidence
     

  • Crime Scene Diagramming
     

  • Crime Scene Investigation
    (general)
     

  • Using Computer Technology to Assist Investigations
     

  • Computer Crimes and Digital Evidence
     

  • Preparing Trial Exhibits and Presentations
     

  • Customized Training Content

 

My career in law enforcement has spanned over 30 years. The last decade has been spent as the supervisor of the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office crime scene investigation unit. My experience has taken me from parking violations to homicide and just about everything in between.

Much has changed in thirty years, especially the standards by which we measure the effectiveness of police services. Training has become an important part of the equation. Not only are police officers required to be trained in basic investigative skills, it is expected that they will continue with their professional education, learning new techniques and honing acquired skills. The current trend is toward continuing education and certification in the various forensic disciplines.

     Unfortunately, many departments have to make tough economic choices. The training budget, especially those areas not statutorily mandated, is usually at the head of the line to the chopping block. It is sad to say that some administrators think that the role of the police ends with the apprehension of the perpetrator. You and I know that filing charges is the easy part. Making them stick in court is a very different matter. If your investigators arenít prepared for the challenges that await them in the post arrest period, a lot of good work will be for naught and a dangerous criminal may well go free.

     There are other costs to consider beyond the tuition paid for a course. Lodging, meals and mileage may accrue and dare I say it, overtime! Of course, the department may lose the services of the officer while in training.

     To help address these concerns, I am offering a unique training opportunity. For a set fee, I will provide a specific number of hours of training for as many officers of your department as you may designate. The training will take place at your facility. Your officers will be trained with the equipment the department has on hand. They will be taught how to ďmake doĒ with what the department is able to provide. That can be a lot more than some may realize.

     Additionally, classes will be held at your convenience. They can be half or full day sessions scheduled on days, nights or weekends. Instructional content can be customized to your departmentís specific needs. If you think your department is too small to make such an undertaking feasible, think about combining training sessions with another department. The key to this training concept is flexibility.

 Getting Started

     Once you have contracted for training, I will visit your facility to acquaint myself with your equipment, set up and needs. This preparation will not count against training hours and is included at no additional cost. I will then meet with you or your designee to set up a training schedule and curriculum. When training is concluded, students will be issued certificates of completion. Additionally, I will issue a report to you, if necessary, suggesting additional training or improvements you may wish to consider regarding your crime scene investigation unit.