Crime Scenes and No Hit OIS
Detective School Course 08
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Crime Scenes and No Hit OIS: Detective School Course 08
Class Description

The Detective School Class on Crime Scenes is designed to educate patrol personnel, or newly assigned Detectives, how to document a Crime Scene properly. We will discuss the most common mistakes at crime scenes and how to avoid them.

Transitioning to the role of a Detective, you will be expected and required to know the legality of searching the crime scene, securing the scene, what perishable evidence is involved at the scene(s). You will learn how to handle small crime scenes as well as multi-location crime scenes with hundreds of evidence items. You will learn how to develop an investigative plan, often while the case is evolving. You will learn how to plan for the logistics involved with your specific crime scene to allow your scene to processed correctly and effectively.

No Hit Officer Involved Shootings are by nature complicated investigations that require objectivity, tenacity, and knowledge of the law. It should be investigated in the same manner as every other criminal investigation, with all of the resources of your department. This class will explain how to process the scene legally, lawfully completely. There are undoubtedly several people/units within your department (i.e. your Chief, Sheriff, Internal Affairs, Force Review, Civil Litigation, etc.) that will be reviewing your investigation, therefore it is critical you know your department's policies on No Hit Shootings.

Topics Covered:

  • The political aspect of No Hit Shootings
  • No Hit Officer Involved Shooting crime scenes
  • How to be a Leader during a criminal investigation
  • How to identify perishable evidence
  • How to create an investigative plan
  • How to properly document a crime scene
  • Why your crime scene is important is in court
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