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Courtroom Testimony & Demeanor

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT TOOLS OFTEN OVERLOOKED DURING THE TRAINING CYCLE OF LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS THROUGHOUT THEIR CAREERS IS HOW TO WIN IN COURT!

THOSE IINVOLVED WITH INVESTIGATIVE AND ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES SHOULD BE AWARE THAT SUCCESSFUL LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES DO NOT END AT THE CONCLUSION OF AN INVESTIGATION WITH AN ARREST OR THE ISSUANCE OF A TRAFFIC SITATION. IN FACT, THE ARREST OR CITATION IS ONLY THE BEGINNING STAGE OF MANY, IN WHAT SEEMS TO BE A NEVER ENDING LEGAL PROCESS.  IT IS ONLY AT THE END OF THE ENTIRE PROCESS, THAT INCLUDES AND ENCOMPASSES THE TOTALITY OF THE PROSECUTION, DEFENSE AND TRIAL PHASE OF A CASE, THAT RESULTS IN A CONCLUSIONARY ROLE FOR THE AFFECTED OFFICERS.

TRAINING TENDS TO FOCUS ON INSTRUCTIONAL MATTER RELATING TO VARIOUS DYNAMICS OF CRIMINAL LAW, INVESTIGATIVE TECHNIQUES, CRIME SCENE PROCESSING, OFFICER SAFETY ISSUES AND A WEALTH OF ENFORCEMENT AND SERVICE RELATED CORE FUNCTION CURRICULUM BUT LEAVES THE TRAINED OFFICER BASICALLY "ON THEIR OWN" WHEN IT COMES TO THE COURT PROCESS.

THE COURT, LIKE A JUNGLE, REQUIRES A CONSTANT AND VIGILENT UNDERSTANDING OF ITS UNIQUE ENVIRONMENT FOR SURVIVAL OF THOSE WHO ENTER ITS DOMAIN.  IT IS HERE THAT THE WEIGHT OF THE ENTIRE CRIMINAL JUSTICE  LEGAL APPARATUS WILL FOCUS ON EACH "CASE INVOLVED"  OFFICER WITHOUT BIAS AND WILL HOLD EACH PARTICIPANT OF AN INVESTIGATION TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF THE COURT. HOWEVER, REMEMBER, IT WILL BE YOU AND YOU ALONE ON THE STAND. IT WILL BE YOUR TESTIMONY RELATING TO YOUR INDIVIDUAL  "CAUSE & EFFECT" ACTIVITY DURING THE COURSE OF THE INVESTIGATION THAT WILL BE EXAMINED AND JUDGED. ALTHOUGH YOUR TESTIMONY WILL BE GUIDED BY THE PROSECUTION IT WILL BE ATTACKED BY THE DEFENSE AND IT IS HOW WELL YOU PREPARED FOR THIS EVENT THAT WILL DETERMINE THE SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF YOUR EFFORTS,  BEFORE THE COURT.  

   THIS TRAINING PROGRAM HAS BEEN DESIGNED TO INCREASE COURTROOM TESTIMONY SUCCESS WITH THE BASIC CORE INFORMATION NECESSARY FOR INCREASING TESTIMONY SKILLS AND AWARENESS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS;

LANGUAGE PRAGMATICS

LISTENING SKILLS

PROPER DRESS AND THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR APPEARANCE

UNDERSTANDING THE COURT PROCEDURE

DEFENSE STRATEGIES

PHYSICAL EVIDENCE

NOTE TAKING

CRIMINAL TRIAL PREPARATION AND CRIMINAL TRIAL TESTIMONY,

CIVIL LITIGATION PREPARATION & TESTIMONY STRATEGIES.


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