This is an independent study, self-paced course.
This course focuses on the effective and efficient management of detective unit personnel, procedures, and investigations in order to improve organizational processes and increase clearance and arrest rates.
The objectives of this program are two-fold: one addresses the administrative requirements for managing the criminal investigative process; the other focuses on managing the operations of the investigative unit. We will examine several strategies, policies, and forms that are designed to make the management of the investigative unit more effective. You will learn efficient and productive techniques and systems enabling you to better control personnel, paper flow and daily job routines.
- Organization of the detective unit
- Manpower allocation in the detective unit
- Detective supervisory considerations
- Distributing workloads and case assignments
- Investigative filing
- Case review and management systems
- Evaluating performance of investigative personnel
- Managing the investigative marginal performer
- Intergenerational management issues
- Supervisory and command leadership
Sworn law enforcement personnel, new detective unit supervisors or commanders, veteran supervisors given an investigative command assignment, patrol supervisors who aspire to a position in command of an investigative unit.
This course is restricted to sworn and non-sworn law enforcement personnel.
Online environment: This is an independent study, self-paced course. Although there are no specific times that you must be online, you will be required to complete assignments by the deadlines posted within the course. Instructors are available to answer your questions during each module via the help forum.
You should plan to dedicate approximately 24 hours to the course activities. You must be committed to the course and invest the time necessary for successful completion. The course must be completed within 30 days upon registration. Once the 30-day period has ended, you will no longer have access.
Computer requirements: You will complete the course entirely online. A dependable broadband internet connection with a Windows or Mac computer and Adobe Acrobat Reader (free download) are required.