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    I made my depts. detectives list last year and will be going to investigations on May 5th. I was wondering if anyone had good resource or access sites/training they would recommend.

    thanks, scrubb
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  • #2
    A good interview/interrogation course will be valuable, so matter which area you get assigned to. John Reid & Associates and Wicklander/Zulawski both have good courses. I know we have all of the Reid courses for 2007 listed on our events calendar at (or just click on the "Calendar" link at the top of this page).
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    • #3
      Does your unit have a copy of "Practical Aspects of Rape Investigation" by Hazelwood and Burgess?


      • #4
        Become well versed in computer investigations - particularly if you are bringing a younger, more internet savvy mind to a bit older of a table. You will find your skills would be well appriciated - even a basic web searching ability can give you a good edge.

        Some good intelligence resources, while you're at it:

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        Documentary sources, analysis and independent criticism of national security intelligence policy from the Federation of American Scientists

        And an especially useful resource regarding white supremacist Security Threat Groups,

        I can comb through my bookmarks and find some more, but those are great basics.
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        • #5
          I'd buy the season DVD collection of CSI. Just tonight they got a murder suspect confess. Hell, I had a car theft suspect lawyer up. They are wonderful.
          On a serious note: The REID school is awesome and they offer several books (buy them) and attend every interview school you can. I have been the investigator for 3 yerars and still get stuck from time to time. Also, keep your chin up...invetsigations are tough and you will sometimes doubt yourself.


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            • #7
              A good online resource is called Accurint. See if your department has an account with them, if not, pursue in getting one.
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              • #8
                Our department belongs to MOCIC and that investigative tool is very handy.


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