Pursuing Leads and following agency policy.
Making an arrest
Re-enacting the crime scene
Establishing whether a crime was committed, and if so, what type.
Presenting material to the State Attorney
Contacting the Crime Scene Investigators
Keeping the Supervisor informed
Establishing a case file
Contact the agency's records section
Terminate the case
Contact a supervisor
Follow up on other leads
Investigative case file
Modus Operandi, mode of operation
Modus Operandi, method of obtaining
Modi Operandus, mode of operation
Modi Operandi, mode of operation
Computerized Aided Dispatch (CAD)
New York, NY
North Miami Beach, FL
Crime Scene Witnesses
Law Enforcement wannabes
Before the defense attorney presents the defendant's defense
In front of a jury
After the defense attorney presents the defendant's defense
During the trial
"Please certify the question"
"Arrest the defense"
"The defense rests"
Determine bail for the defendant
Give the state attorney an opportunity to clarify facts and review inconsistencies
Give the defense attorney an opportunity to supress the trial and/or dismiss evidence
Determine the defendant's sentence if convicted
Testimony is classified as physical evidence if the officer is in the courtroom
An officer can read his or her entire report and use that as his or her statement
An officer's report should only be used to find specific details. Other than that, the officer should be able to testify from memory
Officers are supposed to relinquish all personal information when ordered to by an attorney
Off the record
In good faith
With good intentions
Admissible in court
All unruly participants will be held in "contempt of court"
There must be a penalty for a violation of courtroom law
No evidence shall be excluded if collected with good intentions
When the rule is in effect, the officer is not allowed to remain in the courtroom while the witness gives testimony