Onsite Training

Investigative Techniques for Community Corrections Officers
Presenter: Joseph J. Marchese

The training will provide community corrections officers with practical investigative skills that they can employ to enhance caseload supervision and ultimately public safety. The training is geared towards: Probation and Parole Officers, Supervisors, Administrators and Trainers. The public safety and behavior monitoring capabilities of probation and parole officers can be used to enhance their community supervision efforts through the development of competencies related to recognized investigative techniques. Supervision activities such as interviewing, surveillance, collection and preservation of evidence etc. are all tasks often associated with community supervision, but are seldom included, or given adequate coverage, in basic training programs for officers. This two-day training is designed to provide community corrections officers with advanced investigative skills that will enhance their skills by providing additional supervision tools.

At the completion of the two day training, participants will be able to:

  • List six investigative methods that can be used to enhance an officer’s community supervision skills
  • Describe the functions and benefits of surveillance as it relates to offender supervision process and how surveillance findings can be used in conjunction with other investigative skills to monitor offender behavior
  • Explain the importance of proper evidence collection and preservation skills in regards to criminal and/or administrative proceedings and discuss the reasons that evidence can be ruled inadmissible due to improper handling
  • Define the terms: Investigative Report, Observational Distortions, Articulation of Facts, and list at least 7 report writing pitfalls
  • Describe the appropriate uses of interview and interrogation techniques and how they are used to obtain/verify factual information and determine deceptive statements
  • List at least 5 general sources of information available to community corrections officers that will improve their ability to gather and verify information
About the Presenter
Joseph J. Marchese
J.J. Marchese & Associates
6 Jessica Court
Latham, NY 12110

( 2 days )

To request site-specific training, email Diane Kincaid or call APPA at (859)244-8196.

This Onsite Training falls under the following category: