Offered as a One, or Two-Day Course Train the Trainer: This class is designed for attendees to take the class curriculum back to their agency, and share it with their own agency's' training needs. All of the classroom presentation material will be provided on a disc, flash drive, or email, to each student that attends.
CLASS ATTENDANCE: Restricted to Law Enforcement and Prosecuting/ District Attorney's. However, exceptions may be made by Rally Point Defense staff, based on your personnel's training request needs. COURSE DESCRIPTION Court Room Testimony and the criminal investigation that created the court case, becomes a theatrical battle between prosecution and defense in the court room. Can the prosecution, police, and lead investigator explain and describe the elements of the crime to the jury in a reasonable light? Or, will the defense attorney distract the jury with insufficient evidence, lazy police procedure, and inconsistent witness testimony?
Most officers and investigators only invest in testifying to the details they were involved in. But what happens when every police witness that takes the stand begins to give the jury an incomplete picture of what took place during the investigation. To add insult to injury, your civilian witness then fails to completely describe how they know the suspect, forgets key details of the event, and becomes intimidated by the defendant’s “Crew” sitting in the back of the court room.
The defense attorney then makes their move to exploit these weak links in the investigative chain of events to the jury. Therefore, the jury begins to ask themselves why certain investigative steps were not completed? Why didn’t certain witnesses testify? Why wasn’t certain evidence collected and analyzed? Why do the witness accounts of the event not match each other? The instructors in this training class will explain in detail, from their own courtroom experience, the lessons learned from all of these categories of concern.
Many officers and investigators never get to be exposed the full court room experience that encompasses the preliminary exam, suppression hearings, jury selections, motions made through out the trial, the back-stage conversations in the judge’s chambers, witness testimony issues, and closing statements that attack the integrity of your police investigation.
The instructors in this class will use case examples from their several hundred courtroom experiences to educate, expose, and prepare you to become confident every time you take the stand, or manage a case as the lead investigator as it makes its way through the court room process. This class will provide you with the foresight, to consider more investigative detail at your next crime scene and improve your case’s courtroom presentation to win over the jury. Rally Point Defense understands that many agencies have a limited training budget, or the issue of overtime, to back fill an employee's shift when they are gone away at training. This is why Rally Point Defense creates the ability for an agency to send a designated number of employees to this training class, provide the student with all of the training material and presentations, then return back to their agency to share the class material with the rest of their agency for no cost at all.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES and GOALS Mistakes made before court begins in interviews, search, seizure, and pre text stops. Report Writing Challenges Crime Scene Details Getting Witnesses on Board What the lead investigator needs to know. Why should you sit as lead with the prosecutor? Your Relationship with the Prosecutor, Defense Attorney, and Judge. Stages of Witness Testimony, Your Testimony, and Emotional Feelings During Testimony. Expert Witness Testimony. Defense Attorney Tactics. Lessons Learned, and the Impact a Jury’s Decision has on your Victim.
Cost to Host Class:$2,000 for One Day Class, $3,000 for Two Day Class.
Locations within 400 miles of Battle Creek MI, please contact for discounted rates.
These rates include all travel expenses and instructor fees.
Rally Point Defense only requires that you reserve the training room, and any cost incurred for that arrangement.
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