Investigative Response to Major Crimes


The initial response to any major crime is essential for a successful outcome of that case. These responses typically require a careful and coordinated effort among different officers, detectives, and agencies. An inadequate response can mean valuable evidence and critical leads lost forever.

This course is designed to provide participants with the skills, knowledge, techniques, and abilities to successfully respond and begin an initial investigation of any crime scene while avoiding common pitfalls. Focus is on crime scene entry, protection, and control; coordination of the investigation; competent interview and investigation techniques; and trial and post-arrest activities.

This class will:

  • Discuss the initial actions of patrol and the initial Investigation of Major Crime
  • Cover Crime Scene Approach, Entry, Control, and Protocol for Major Case Crime Scene Policy
  •  Review Investigative Protocol
  • Discuss Why Things Go Wrong on Major Cases
  • Discuss Evidence & Miranda Issues
  • Suggest tips for dealing with Victims, Witnesses and the Media
  • List the qualities of a good investigator
  • Discuss Strategies for Investigative Organization


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