This course will serve as both an indoctrination for those who have never testified before, and as a refresher course for those who are preparing to testify in some type of court proceeding, such as a trial or administrative hearing, Civil Service hearing, deposition or testimony. This course will familiarize you with the court, basic courtroom procedures and protocols, general rules of testimony as a witness, appropriate demeanor and attire, the impact of providing erroneous or false testimony, and basic techniques for handling a hostile attorney.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
This class has been accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for 1.00 hours of mandatory continuing education credit. Regarding any law enforcement concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices as might be taught, promoted, or otherwise espoused in outside schools or seminars, there is no intent, expressed or implied, that ‘accreditation’ indicates or in any way conveys ‘CLEET approval’ of such concepts, practices, methods, techniques, products, or devices, unless such approval is explicitly stated by CLEET.
Relias Learning is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. This course Courtroom Testimony and Demeanor 1.0, 10397-0168 has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit. Peace officers who successfully complete this course will receive 1.00 hours of continuing education.
The sponsor of this course has a written policy for the investigation and resolution of allegations of classroom discrimination. This policy applies to all faculty, instructors, administrative staff, and students. A copy of the policy may be obtained from the sponsor by contacting Relias Support by phone at 1-800-381-2321.
Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives C. Introduction Section 2: Case File Preparation A. Case File Preparation B. Prosecution Summary C. Organizing Your Case File D. Study Your Case File Section 3: Professional Courtroom Appearance A. Professional Courtroom Appearance Section 4: Tips on Testifying A. Tips on Testifying B. Exclusions from Testimony C. An Interesting Fact D. Tips on Testifying E. Leading Question F. How to answer the questions G. Tips on Testifying H. Defense Attorney Tactics I. An Interesting Fact J. Defense Attorney Tactics K. An Interesting Fact L. Tips on Testifying M. An Interesting Fact Section 5: The Truth. The Whole Truth. A. Consider this: B. An Interesting Fact C. Guiding Light for Prosecutors D. Consider this: E. Perjury F. Never Lie! G. Summary – Things to Remember Section 6: Conclusion A. Expert Testimony B. References C. Congratulations
David Lee Salmon has a BS in Criminal Justice from San Houston State University, Texas. David's background includes being a Law Enforcement and Jail Risk Manager, as well as having served in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence. He currently is the OSS Academy Training Coordinator, based in Texas, providing Law Enforcement and Corrections staff with online training. David also serves as the Vice-President of the OSS Law Enforcement Advisors, which provides risk management services, expert witness services, training programs, and law enforcement management tools. Disclosure: David Lee Salmon II, BS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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