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New Detective / Investigator

Police departments across the country do an excellent job preparing officers for patrol, but we tend to place new detectives in their new role with very little preparation. This course fills that gap. This course is specifically designed for new or recently assigned investigators. It provides an initial     orientation to the role of criminal investigator and the basic aspects and procedures of conducting an investigation. (24 hrs.)

Training topics will include:

  • Case management

  • Conducting interviews and interrogations

  • Working with the District Attorney’s office

  • Managing Informants

  • Search and Seizure overview

  • Crime scene management

  • Surveillance management

  • Warrants overview

  • Courtroom testimony

  • Plain clothes enforcement

Upon completion, attendees will be prepared to assume the role of detective with a solid foundation upon which to build. This is a three day class. Cost $495



Instructor :    John Pallas (Deputy Chief retired.—State of TN)

John Pallas is a 29-year law enforcement veteran who served as Deputy Chief of Police for the law enforcement division of the State of Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission. In that role, John supervised command staff, oversaw the professional standards unit and served as the public information officer and director of training. He also has more than two decades of service in California in various capacities, including Vice Detective, Narcotics Task Force Investigator, F.T.O. and Reserve Program Coordinator. John managed a high-profile task force team of investigators, comprised of FBI, DEA, IRS agents, as well as state and city law enforcement officers.

2024 Training Dates

Aug 26-28    Salem, VA            Print Flyer
   Hosted by:   Cardinal Criminal Justice Academy
  • Plain clothes enforcement

  • Conducting photo lineups

  • Obtaining statements

  • Scenario-based training

  • Report writing

  • Working with victims and witnesses

  • Identifying and handling evidence

  • Confrontational Interrogations

ProFirst Training-New Detective Class

ProFirst Training | New Detective Training Course in The USA

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