This course prepares law enforcement officers to better understand the challenges facing prosecutors, and how to anticipate their needs, wants, and requirements in forming an effective prosecution of the suspects. We will also explore the necessity of knowing and complying with the law regarding discoverable material and evidence during the investigative and prosecution process.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.
Relias Learning is a continuing education sponsor as approved by the Board of Peace Officer Standards and Training. This course Working with Prosecutors and Exculpatory Data 1.0, 10397-0236 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.
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.
Section 1: Introduction
A. Course Contributor
B. Learning Objectives
C. About This Course
Section 2: Prosecutors
A. The Detective's Dilemma
Section 3: Information and Evidence
A. Information or Evidence
C. Evidence at Trial
D. An Interesting Fact
Section 4: Responsibilities to the Accused
A. Adversarial Judicial System
B. Balancing the Scales of Justice
C. Collecting Information and Evidence
D. Inculpatory Data
E. Exculpatory Data
Section 5: Prosecutor Role in Evidence
A. Guiding Light for Prosecutors
Section 6: Police Role in Evidence Sharing
A. Brady Requirements and Police Officers
B. Police Officer Requirements
C. "Brady COPS"
Section 7: Conclusion
A. Detective Wallace and The Chief
B. An Action Plan for Brady Issues
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 no Relevant Financial or Non-Financial Relationship with ineligible companies to disclose.
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