Course Overview: As a law enforcement dispatcher you should have a basic understanding of criminal law & procedure. The information obtained, or not obtained, often has a major impact on the legal outcome of a criminal case. This course is highly recommended for all police 911 call takers. It is an abbreviated version of training provided to police officers in the police academy (over 80 hours) intelligently condensed into 16 hours with a focus and emphasis on 911. This is also a great refresher course for sworn and non-sworn 911 call-takers.
State 911 approved – 16 hours
Every dispatcher who handles police related calls needs to take this course!
Part One: Criminal Procedure
- Search & Seizure: This segment will include a through explanation of how the information received by the 911 call taker impacts the establishment of probable cause to both search and to seize individuals (i.e. the Two-Prong test, Sufficient Descriptions, etc.).
- Interrogation: All of the important aspects of interrogation and eliciting statements from suspects and witness will be covered, with an emphasis on obtaining information over the telephone and the impact that the 911 call taker can have on an interrogation.
- Identification Procedures: An improper suspect identification can lead to evidence suppression, learn how a dispatcher can effect this.
- Trial Issues: The First Complaint Rule, Excited Utterances and similar issues impacted by call-takers.
Part Two: Criminal Law
- Crimes against the Person Offenses: including assaults, robberies, domestic violence and threats. An emphasis on how the initial call can impact the investigation.
- Crimes against Property Offenses: What’s the difference between a burglary and a B&E offenses, larceny and fraud, and property destruction offenses will be thoroughly covered.
- Public Order Crimes: Disturbing the peace and weapons offenses.
- Sex Crimes: Rape, indecent sexual assault, and similar offenses.
- Drug Offenses: Marijuana calls, good Samaritan issues and many other topics.
- Juvenile Issues: Warrants of apprehension, special precautions, missing juvenile requirements and many other important issues.
- $275 for in-person
- $200 for on-demand
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- COURSE DATE or On-Demand
- ATTENDEE(s) NAMES (and emails if on-demand)
- DEPARTMENT/AGENCY NAME
- Dept./Agency contact name and email
Every dispatcher should attend this course.
or call (617) 612-5210 to register