Basic Detective School

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This course provides new detectives with the skills to investigate crimes properly and professionally, with each segment taught by individuals highly qualified in their respective fields.

Below are the blocks of instruction:
Sergeant Chad Double, Farmington Hills Police Department & Detective Brad Rougeau, Ann Arbor Police Department - Introduction/What Makes a Good Detective- Students will learn the importance of developing key skills tobecome successful investigators. They will be assisted in building investigative networks and developing their investigative expertise to guide them on a successful career path.

Conducting Criminal Investigations:  Key components necessary for investigating and completing successful criminal investigations will be presented, along with actual case studies.

Detective Jeremy Stempien, Novi Police Department – Financial Crimes Investigations: Focuses on investigating identity theft, fraud and trending financial crimes, including investigator tools, methods to expedite work flow, suspect development, preservation of evidence, and case preparation for successful prosecution.

Detective Robert Kane, Detroit Police Department, (Retired) - Investigating Crimes Against Children:
Learn the elements and skills that will help you effectively investigate crimes against children.

Assistant Chief of Police Victor Lauria, Novi Police Department, (Retired) - Interviewing and Interrogation. Techniques and Strategies: This segment will provide investigators with a firm foundation for extracting maximum information during the interview process.

Sergeant Jerry Derosia, Oakland County Sheriff’s Office (Retired) – Computer Crimes: This segment provides investigators with an introduction to High Technology Criminal Investigations covering computer
crimes, digital evidence and digital forensics.

Detective Brian Wilson, Oakland County Sheriff's Office - Fugitives: Newly promoted detectives will learn effective skills needed to bring fugitives to justice.

Jason D. Pernick, Troy Police Officer and Oakland County Assistant Prosecutor. For over 30 years Jason served as a trial prosecutor including five years as a Major Crimes Prosecutor responsible for prosecuting homicides, serious crimes against persons and other complicated and sensitive matters. In his last assignment, Jason served as Chief of the Warrants Division and was responsible for managing the intake and charging function for the Prosecutor’s Office. Jason will present the following two blocks on:

Courtroom Testimoniy and The Role of The Office: This segment will focus on the special role that
detectives serve as the officer-in-charge and enhance the skills that detectives need to become confident and convincing witnesses.

Cold Case Homicides: An introduction to investigative techniques useful in cold case homicides as well as other investigations..

Course Details:

- 302 Funds Eligible -