CEO and Founder of Envisage Technologies
Ari is involved in building next-generation training systems, cloud-based learning, records management, automation of high-liability training operations, and pervasive readiness technologies. He is a committee member of the National Congress for Secure Communities and an advisory board member of IADLEST. He has consulted for Federal Agencies, Homeland Security, Public Safety, Military, and Law Enforcement on technology, security, legally defensible records, compliance, and training.
No amount of initial classroom instruction can adequately prepare an officer for court. But I want to share some tips and debunk some myths about this important, though painstaking, facet of a law enforcement career.
There are some prosecutors who still believe we do not have to prepare our law enforcement witnesses for trial testimony. I respectfully and vehemently disagree. Jurors no longer automatically trust law enforcement officers. So presentation matters.