Honest Officers & Brady v. Maryland 1.0

Honest Officers & Brady v. Maryland 1.0 

Honesty and credibility have always been desired traits among peace officers. Under the U.S. Supreme Court’s Brady v. Maryland decision and subsequent rulings, officer credibility can be challenged in court with questions regarding the veracity of their statements, reports, and collected evidence. As a furtherance, officers and prosecutors have a duty to all criminal defendants to insure they receive a fair trial through full disclosure of evidence. This course focuses on the requirements of Brady, and details what you must do to avoid being labeled a Brady COP.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (1 Match)

Indiana Law Enforcement Academy


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PS-0-HOBM
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2022
Learning Objectives:
Recall the requirements of Brady v. Maryland and related case law.
List what information about an officer must be disclosed to a criminal defendant.
Explain how statements made by an officer can impact their credibility.
Recognize the importance of officer credibility and department response to credibility issues.
Recognize the salient issues involving officer honesty and integrity.
Recognize the importance of acceptable behavior on and off-duty.

1. Introduction 2. Brady v. Maryland & Duties of Law Enforcement 3. Disclosure of Officer Information 4. Statements May Affect Officer Credibility 5. Officer Credibility & Department Response 6. Honesty & Integrity 7. Equality & Diversity 8. Avoid Being a Brady COP On-Duty 9. Avoid Being a Brady COP Off-Duty 10. Conclusion

Instructor: David Lee Salmon II, BS
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.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Correctional Officers; in the following settings: Adult Corrections, Juvenile Corrections.
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Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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