This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.
This class has been accredited by the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training for 1.50 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 Testifying in Court: What Law Enforcement Officers Need to Know, 10397-0164 has been approved by the POST Board for continuing education credit. Peace officers who successfully complete this course will receive 1.50 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
About This Course
Section 2: Preparing for Court
Situations When Law Enforcement Officers May Have to Testify
Testimony in Your Official Capacity
Strategies for Preparing for Court
Know Your Rights
Communicate with Your Attorney
Review Pertinent Information
Section 3: Courtroom Etiquette
Recommendations for Displaying Appropriate Courtroom Etiquette
Strategies for Providing Effective Testimony
Stages of the Questioning Process in Criminal or Civil Matters
Actively Listen to What is Being Asked
Practice Effective Verbal Communication
Be Cognizant of Non-Verbal Communication Cues
Section 4: Conclusion
Mrs. Cobb is a Content Writer for Public Safety and Health and Human Services at Relias. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Correctional and Juvenile Justice Studies and a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Mrs. Cobb has 24 years of experience working in criminal and juvenile justice. She has worked in direct service positions as well as in research, training, and technical assistance capacities. She was the statewide evaluator for the Commonwealth of Kentucky for adult, juvenile, and family drug courts; a Research Associate for the American Probation & Parole Association providing training and technical assistance to Native American Nations/Alaska Native Villages on systemic criminal and juvenile justice initiatives; and a Research Administrator for the University of Kentucky managing federal, state, and foundation grants awarded to the College of Medicine, Behavioral Science department, Center for Drug and Alcohol Research, and Kentucky Rural Medical Centers.
Disclosure: Kimberly Cobb, M.S. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.