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How To Conduct an Area Canvass

How To Conduct an Area Canvass

You need to do a thorough search of the area surrounding a crime scene to develop leads and solve crimes.

November 3, 2017

How To Conduct Patrol-Level Interviews

How To Conduct Patrol-Level Interviews

I have assembled some useful information specifically tailored for the patrol officer conducting interviews and interrogations during the initial investigation.

April 7, 2017

How to Investigate Lost Children

How to Investigate Lost Children

There are basically five ways children go missing: abduction by a parent, kidnapping and ransom, runaway children, predator abduction, or unexplained disappearance. Until you figure out what you have, each investigation starts off with the premise that the child has gone missing by wandering off somewhere. This article will cover common aspects of a lost child in order to help an officer with the initial investigation.

March 10, 2017

How to Investigate a Burglary

How to Investigate a Burglary

My friend used investigating burglaries as his template for training new detectives. Since his clearance rate was always above the national average, his training model likely has merit. With that in mind, here are some points to remember.

February 9, 2017

How To…Understand Your Role as an Initial Investigator
How to Deal with Witnesses

How to Deal with Witnesses

The success or failure of your investigation will depend on how you deal with witness information.

October 10, 2016

Check on the Well-Being

Check on the Well-Being

Don't just take the call you are dispatched to at face value. You never know until you get there and see what your investigation brings up.

April 7, 2016

Missing 4-Year-old Boy

Missing 4-Year-old Boy

It's 03:50 in the morning when dispatch advises you to respond to a remotely located residence in reference to a missing 4-year-old boy. The mother had gotten up to go to the bathroom and noticed her son was not in his room and the front door was unlocked and open. She immediately called the police.

January 30, 2015