NRTAC Webinars & Publications

NRTAC Webinars

 

Overcoming Witness Intimidation – Innovative Prosecutor Tools and Techniques

The ability to gain victim/witness cooperation for a successful prosecution, despite intimidation, is a significant challenge faced by prosecutors across the country. Webinar speaker John Delaney, former First Assistant District Attorney of Philadelphia, is no stranger to this reality. Mr. Delaney has 35+ years of experience as a prosecutor, and shares effective tools and techniques to help overcome victim/witness intimidation challenges. These innovative approaches, coupled with real-life examples, are applicable to prosecutors in any jurisdiction.

This webinar is intended for prosecutors seeking strategies to reduce victim/witness intimidation and gain victim/witness cooperation in their jurisdictions.

Click here to access the webinar recording, PowerPoint, Pennsylvania Bench Book, and PCE article on witness intimidation.

The Value of Nonfatal Shooting Data – A Police Foundation Webinar

Most law enforcement agencies in the United States do not collect nonfatal shooting data because there is no federal crime reporting requirement. However, nonfatal shootings and homicides are closely related, and analysis of nonfatal shootings can be extremely valuable to departments. Analysis of nonfatal shootings (which occur four times as often as homicides) can serve as part of a larger crime reduction strategy and can help law enforcement better understand the context of local gun violence.

This webinar focuses on defining nonfatal shootings, describing data collection methodologies, and discussing how policy and investigations can be enhanced based on nonfatal shooting data.

This webinar is intended for police departments that do not collect nonfatal shooting data or those that are seeking to improve nonfatal shooting data collection and use.

Click here to access the webinar recording, PowerPoint, 5 Things Flyer, and additional publications on nonfatal shootings. The 5 Things Flyer is also available in the ‘Publications’ section below.

Murder Book – A Profile of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Homicide Case Management Framework
In the early 1980s, the LAPD developed a homicide investigation case file structure, entitled the Murder Book, to bring organization and standardization to homicide case files. The uniform structure of the Murder Book allows anyone involved in a homicide investigation, including detectives, supervisors, and prosecutors, to review and locate key investigative reports, photos, and other materials in a standardized manner. As a result
 of utilizing the Murder Book, LAPD homicide detectives are able to more effectively manage their investigative caseload.

Retired Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Homicide Detective John Skaggs discusses each component of the LAPD Murder Book case management framework. Detective Skaggs describes the value it brings to detectives, prosecutors, and others involved in law enforcement investigation and prosecution.

The webinar is intended for police departments that do not have a standardized case file structure for their homicide investigations or those that are seeking to improve an existing case file structure.

Click here to access the webinar recording, PowerPoint, Murder Book Profile, and templates (death report, crime scene log, and more). The Murder Book Profile is also available in the ‘Publications’ section below.

Overcoming Victim/Witness Intimidation & Gaining Cooperation in Investigations Webinar

Overcoming Victim/Witness Intimidation & Gaining Cooperation in Investigations Webinar (PPT Slides)

Leveraging Social Media Analysis to Aid Investigations
A highly experienced Pennsylvania State Police Crime Analyst shares strategies and provides practical guidance for analysts to help them improve social media analysis techniques and outcomes to aid investigations. The Analyst is joined by two Pennsylvania State Police Troopers who discuss the value that social media analysis brings to their investigations. This webinar is highly recommended and designed for any law enforcement agency seeking knowledge on social media analysis and those experiencing precipitous increases in violent and other serious crimes.

*Because law enforcement sensitive content is discussed during the webinar, the ability to view the recording is restricted to law enforcement personnel/analysts with a valid government/department email address. Please email the NRTAC team at TTA@policefoundation.org for information on how to access the recording.

Practical Guidance on the Use of GPS Technology in Law Enforcement Investigations
Redlands Police Department Commander Travis Martinez shares strategies for investigators on how to use GPS technology to enhance burglary and other theft investigations, while also addressing property crime and violent crime patterns and trends. Commander Martinez discusses the practical considerations for implementing this program into a police department.

A true innovator in the field of policing, Commander Martinez created the “While You’re Away Program” in which Redlands, CA citizens can pick up a laptop that has a GPS tracking device embedded in it and place it on their kitchen table to help provide the resident with 24/7 electronic stake-out protection while the resident is away on vacation. This strategy has received national attention and has been implemented in other departments across the country.

This webinar is highly recommended and designed for any law enforcement agency seeking knowledge on GPS technology in investigations and those experiencing precipitous increases in violent and other serious crimes.

*Because law enforcement sensitive content is discussed during the webinar, the ability to view the recording is restricted to law enforcement personnel with a valid government/department email address. Please email the NRTAC team at TTA@policefoundation.org for information on how to access the recording.

Innovative Uses of ALPR Information in Law Enforcement Investigations Webinar
Redlands Police Department Commander Travis Martinez shares strategies for investigators on how to use GPS technology to enhance burglary and other theft investigations, while also addressing property crime and violent crime patterns and trends. Commander Martinez discusses the practical considerations for implementing this program into a police department.

A true innovator in the field of policing, Commander Martinez created the “While You’re Away Program” in which Redlands, CA citizens can pick up a laptop that has a GPS tracking device embedded in it and place it on their kitchen table to help provide the resident with 24/7 electronic stake-out protection while the resident is away on vacation. This strategy has received national attention and has been implemented in other departments across the country.

This webinar is highly recommended and designed for any law enforcement agency seeking knowledge on ALPR technology in investigations and those experiencing precipitous increases in violent and other serious crimes.

*Because law enforcement sensitive content is discussed during the webinar, the ability to view the recording is restricted to law enforcement personnel with a valid government/department email address. Please email the NRTAC team at TTA@policefoundation.org for information on how to access the recording.