Evidence Storage and Management

Evidence Storage and Management

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

April 23, 2021, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST Board Approved #10444-0008)

$175/ officer
$125/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro Evidence Storage 04-23-21

 

COURSE SUMMARY

Who should attend: This seminar is designed for both civilian/sworn personnel with custodial duties and those responsible for the management of these functions including supervisors and executives. Agency size often impacts involved storage variables - presented materials can identify employable options to preserve evidence integrity from unwarranted courtroom challenges.
These often out of sight - out of mind minutia level duties, if neglected have insidious damage potentials. Criminal prosecution efforts combined with an agency’s public reputation and simultaneously the careers of its Chief/Sheriff downwards to assigned custodians have repeatedly been irreparably damaged for failing to continuously and appropriately manage this assignment.
Systematic evidence storage duties are often assigned with little or no functional training. The involved transactional procedures require efforts uncommon to other business type storage facilities. This one-day best practice course is designed for managing a professional evidence storage operation.

Note: Attendees are encouraged to bring related hypothetical incident concerns for educational process review among their peers.

Topics Include:
• Gatekeeper/Right of Refusal Concepts
• Safety Aspects
• Integrity Packaging
• Storage Area Security
• Critical Documentation - Whys
• Internal Integrity and Audit
• Management
-Personnel
-Access Control
-Error Response
-Malfeasance
-Agency Confidence

Evidence Processing

Evidence Processing: Crime Scene to Courtroom Basics

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

April 21 - 22, 2021, 8 AM - 4 PM.
14 hours (POST Board Approved #10444-0009)

$375/ officer
$325/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro Evidence Processing Apr. 21-22, 2021

 

COURSE SUMMARY

This foundational course is designed for any personnel assigned to Patrol, Investigations and Fire Scene duties, empowering them to identify, collect and record commonly encountered evidence at crime scenes. Skill sets learned can increase your agency’s case clearance rates and successful courtroom prosecution efforts, while simultaneously building public service satisfaction levels and their confidence in investigative efforts.
Training encompasses on-scene application of forensic scientific principles and is presented in a concise-immersive style utilizing lecture and hands on exercises. Upon completion attendees will be able to perform basic crime scene processing and recovery efforts.

• Note: Individually owned flashlight use is encouraged during classroom practical exercises. Students can bring any other available camera or forensic equipment to build confidence-familiarity of use during the training. Practice materials will be provided at the training.

Skill Set Course Subject Matters:
• Forensic Concepts
• Safety Considerations
• Crime Scene Analysis/Considerations
• Finger-Palm Print Recovery Techniques
• Footwear/Tool Mark Impression Evidence
• Blood Presumptive Testing
• Blood Evidence Recovery Methods
• Touch DNA Collection Efforts
• Evidence Packaging
• Photographic Preservation Concepts
• Documentation – Reports/Chain of Custody
• Court Room Testimony/Demonstrative Presentations
• Forensic Skill Development Investments

Crime Scene Photography

Crime Scene Photography: Essentials

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

April 19 - 20, 2021, 8 AM - 4 PM.
14 hours (POST Board Approved #10444-0013)

$275/ officer
$250/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro Photography Apr. 19-20, 2021

 

COURSE SUMMARY

This course would be applicable for: This is an immersive two-day fundamentals course is designed to maximize the use of your equipment for recording court admissible photographic evidence. Focused toward personnel wanting to expand their introductory awareness or desiring a basic equipment refresher, while simultaneously learning proven techniques for photographing crime scenes.
Crime Scene/Evidence photography is a learned, specialized and supplemental form of investigative case reporting. Acquired photography skills will often result in recording critical scene conditions or details that official written reports may not comprehensively describe.

Attendees should bring available camera equipment including any accessories for in-class hands on familiarization. Course materials are directly focused on using cameras that have adjustable-manual setting - internal menu options.

Topics Include:
• Equipment Selection Options
• Equipment Familiarization
• Manual Settings Photography
• Exposure Adjustments
• Supplemental Lighting
• Overcoming Obstacles - Tips & Tricks
• Comprehensive Documentation Protocols
• Participant Perspective Inclusion
• Impression Evidence Recording
• Tripod Applications
• Appropriate Use of Scales
• Mapping & Use of Photo Markers
• Analysis - RAW File Format
• Court Admissibility Aspects
• Usable Reference Material Resources

Employee Evaluations: Improving Performance

Employee Evaluation: Improving Performance

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

March 31, 2021, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST #10035-1116)

$150/ officer
$125/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here: South Metro Evaluations 03-31-20

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

Who should attend: This one day course is a designed for all law enforcement professionals from chief executive officer to first-line supervisors that evaluate employee performance.
What if we could take the angst out of conducting employee evaluations? This frustration is not only on the part of the evaluator, but also the employee receiving the evaluation. This training will provide concrete solutions on how to easily complete these forms and improve employee motivation and effectiveness.
Organizations, as well as those supervisors that complete employee evaluations, must understand the importance of this critical function. By completing accurate, detailed, and specific evaluations, evaluators will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their employees. In addition, quality employee evaluations are defensible for future employment actions should it be necessary. The outcome of this training is to understand the purpose of employee evaluations is not to deliver a rating, but to improve performance!

Topics Include:
• Best Practices for Employee Evaluations
• Why are evaluations so important?
• Differences between quantitative and qualitative measurements
• Planning for the review process and the need for supportive documentation.
• Legal considerations
• The importance of equitable evaluations
• Performance evaluation language samples
• The need for ongoing feedback sessions

Solutions to Problem Employees

On-Target Solutions to Problem Employees

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

December 4, 2020, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST #10444-0001)

$150/ officer

To view the course flyer and to register, click here.

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

Problem employees can cause problems and wreak havoc within their organizations. Left unaddressed, problem employees are often allowed to infect the organization without providing value.

This upbeat and interactive course provides real world, successful examples on how to deal with different types of problem employees. Every government agency struggles with employees that are insubordinate, lazy, abuse sick time, display negative attitudes, and commit misconduct. Many executives and supervisors are ill equipped to deal with these problems other than with traditional discipline. On-Target Solutions to Problem Employees provides the government professional with the knowledge and tools necessary to deal with all types of problem employees.

This course will influence participantsopinions and attitudes and provide specific and proven ways how to handle problem employees!

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:

• Defining the problem employee

• The organizational or supervisory role and the cause

of the problem employee

• Morale in this department horrible!

• Understanding if the employee is a problem or troubled

• Preventing employees from becoming problems

• The role of positive discipline in shaping employees

• The impact of negative discipline

• The concept of dynamic counseling session

• The power of expectation

Handling morale killers in your organization

 

Who should attend: This one day course is a designed for all professionals from chief executive officer to first-line supervisors that manage employees.

Employee Evaluations: Improving Performance

Employee Evaluation: Improving Performance

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

December 2, 2020, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST #10035-1116)

$150/ officer
$125/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here.

 

 

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

This one day course is a designed for all law enforcement professionals from chief executive officer to first-line supervisors that evaluate employee performance.

What if we could take the angst out of conducting employee evaluations? This frustration is not only on the part of the evaluator, but also the employee receiving the evaluation. This training will provide concrete solutions on how to easily complete these forms and improve employee motivation and effectiveness.
Organizations, as well as those supervisors that complete employee evaluations, must understand the importance of this critical function. By completing accurate, detailed, and specific evaluations, evaluators will improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their employees. In addition, quality employee evaluations are defensible for future employment actions should it be necessary. The outcome of this training is to understand the purpose of employee evaluations is not to deliver a rating, but to improve performance!

Topics Include:

• Best Practices for Employee Evaluations
• Why are evaluations so important?
• Differences between quantitative and qualitative measurements
• Planning for the review process and the need for supportive documentation.
• Legal considerations
• The importance of equitable evaluations
• Performance evaluation language samples
• The need for ongoing feedback sessions

Evidence Storage and Management

Evidence Storage and Management

Presented by: R.P. "Rusty" Sullivan, On-Target Solutions Group

August 23, 2019, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST #10444-0008)

$150/ officer
$125/ if 3 or more from same agency

To view the course flyer and register, click here.

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

This seminar is designed for both civilian/sworn personnel with custodial duties and those responsible for the management of these functions including supervisors and executives. Agency size often impacts involved storage variables - presented materials can identify employable options to preserve evidence integrity from unwarranted courtroom challenges.
These often out of sight - out of mind minutia level duties, if neglected have insidious damage potentials. Criminal prosecution efforts combined with an agency’s public reputation and simultaneously the careers of its Chief/Sheriff downwards to assigned custodians have repeatedly been irreparably damaged for failing to continuously and appropriately manage this assignment.
Systematic evidence storage duties are often assigned with little or no functional training. The involved transaction procedures require efforts uncommon to other business type storage facilities. This one-day best practice course is designed for managing a professional evidence storage operation.

 

Note: Attendees are encouraged to bring related hypothetical incident concerns for educational process review among their peers.

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:

• Gatekeeper/Right of Refusal Concepts
• Safety Aspects
• Integrity Packaging
• Storage Area Security
• Critical Documentation - Whys
• Internal Integrity and Audit
• Management
-Personnel
-Access Control
-Error Response
-Malfeasance
-Agency Confidence
• Professionalism advancement

 

Your presenter: R.P. “Rusty” Sullivan on-going 40 year law enforcement sworn and civilian career continues to build upon 20 years of accumulated full-time forensic practitioner/supervisor assignments. He has served as the President and Chairman of the Board of the Illinois Division of the International Association for Identification. He has over 18 years of presenting in this field and has provided annual state level forensic training conferences and workshop(s) and is a court recognized expert in the forensic sub-disciplines of Latent Fingerprint and Digital Data Recovery. Rusty has been requested and performed audits and reports on evidence rooms for agencies.

Best Practices for Law Enforcement Agencies

Best Practices for Law Enforcement Agencies

Presented by: Greg Anderson, On-Target Solutions Group

October 31, 2018, 8 AM - 4 PM.
7 hours (POST #10035-1117)

$149/ officer
$125/ if 3 or more from same agency

For more information and to register, click here:

South Metro Best Practices 10-31-18

 

COURSE OVERALL LEARNING GOAL:

Why is this program important? Law enforcement agencies around the country are facing increased scrutiny from the public, media and legal professionals. Law enforcement leaders must understand the focus and targets that are examined after an incident occurs. The United States Department of Justice may evaluate departments agency-wide as reviews are multi-dimensional in an organization.

This program will examine and identify critical areas with solutions and suggestions on how to prepare your agency to handle critical incidents appropriately through "best practice" policies and procedures. Real examples will be discussed and sample policies will be provided.

SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES:

• Why law enforcement is vulnerable

• Breaking the cycle of mediocrity

How do we determine "best practice"

• Finding the right people

Use of force and de-escalation

• Agency internal audits

• The need for expanded training

• Internal affairs and civilian complaints

• Leadership, management, and supervision

• Community policing and oversight

 

Who should attend: This course is a designed for all law enforcement professionals from police chief/sheriff to anyone who leads and manages divisions or bureaus, personnel who develop policies for their organizations, and front–line supervisors.