Law Enforcement Training

Law Enforcement Training 2017-08-25T20:39:30+00:00

LAW ENFORCEMENT TRAINING

C-T Watch Law Enforcement training is managed by a highly decorated retired Homicide Detective Michael Scott with over 30 years experience with the Los Angeles Sheriffs Department (LASD) as well as current senior active duty LAPD SWAT instructors, TVOC driving instructors, and leadership personnel. Michael has been awarded the Department Exemplary Service Award, Distinguished Service Award (by Sheriff Leroy Baca), and the Commendation for Distinguished Public Service (by Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley). Michael Scott is a world renowned Subject Matter Expert (SME) in investigations, surveillance, officer involved shootings, wiretaps, and criminal investigations. In addition to Mike Scott we have added 2 law enforcement training instructors that hail from the CIA and FBI in order to strike a training balance of intelligence, surveillance, and counter-terrorism expertise as an adjunct to the already complicated task of law enforcement.

Course length is 3 days (24 hours total)

This 24 hour program of instruction is to acquaint the student and investigator with all facets of death investigation, including the esoteric terminology that is unique to homicide cases. Attendees will become familiar with the indicators of suspicious death and learn just how equivocal the death scene can be. They will also become confident in assessing the crime scene and determining what type of action should be taken through the prioritization of viable leads. The course is designed to enable the investigator to immediately interpret what he or she sees, the moment they walk onto the crime scene, and to derive from that knowledge an analytical approach to the investigation. All areas of the investigative process crucial to the successful conclusion of the case will be examined and discussed thoroughly.

COURSE TOPICS:

  • Homicide/Death Investigation Introduction
  • Laws & Liability of Homicide
  • Supreme court case law decisions
  • Duties of first responders at scene
  • Death scene preservation
  • Team approach to investigations
  • The role of the Homicide Detective
  • Crime Scene Management
  • Death scene search techniques
  • Deaths time clock
  • Coroner/ME role in death investigations
  • Homicide / OIS Interview and interrogation techniques
  • Organized v. Disorganized Crime scenes & Criminal Personality profiling
  • Suicide investigations
  • Homicide high profile investigations
  • I/A’s role/responsibility in OIS
  • DA, Attorney General & DOJ, FBI & Office of Independent Review (OIR) role in OIS
  • Executive/ Management’s role/responsibility in OIS

COURSE INSTRUCTOR:

Detective Mike Scott, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department – Homicide Bureau (Ret.) Mike Scott retired as a Detective from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) with over thirty years of law enforcement experience.  Mike’s last assignment for 16 years was to the world renowned Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department – Homicide Bureau. As a LASD Homicide Bureau “Bulldog” Mike gained extensive experience in handling all aspects of Homicide and Death investigations.

LOCATION:

Host agency or Los Angeles Based CT Watch / TASK Training Facility

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

This course is open to sworn law enforcement personnel to include: Patrol/Detective personnel, Gang Investigators, Homicide Detectives, DA Investigators, Internal Affairs Investigators, and Executive Management in charge of Detective Bureaus and Internal Affairs.

MINIMUM STUDENT COUNT:

25 (Three complimentary spots for host agency)

PRICE PER ATTENDEE:

$200.00.

Course length is 3 days (24 hours total)

The success of an investigation involves a definable crime scene, the initial observations and actions of the first officer at the scene, the trained evidence technician and the investigator. This course addresses the issue of a well trained evidence technician. The evidence technicians most important task at the scene is to prevent the destruction or diminish the value of evidence that may lead to the apprehension of the criminal and the solution of the crime. This unit of instruction addresses the important task of proper procedures in the processing of a crime scene. The basic crime scene processing course is set up to give intensive three day training on the basic fundamentals of crime scene processing. The course is designed so the student will receive training by lecture, slide presentations, and hands on experience. Upon completion the student will have the knowledge to thoroughly process crime scenes such as stolen cars, criminal damage to property, thefts, residential and business burglaries, and armed robberies. The student will also receive an introduction to crimes against people such as sexual assaults, battery, and death investigations.

This course of instruction is designed to increase the law enforcement investigator’s knowledge in the processes and techniques which apply to conducting criminal investigations.

COURSE TOPICS:

  • Crime Scene analysis and processing
  • Solvability Factors and use of Crime Analysts
  • Recognizing, Documenting and preserving Physical Evidence
  • Crime Scene Photography
  • Crime Scene sketching
  • Team approach to investigations
  • Plaster casting
  • Latent print processing and different techniques used for preserving fingerprint evidence
  • Search Warrant concerns to include development of Probable Cause, Search Warrant preparation, documentation and execution
  • Supreme court case law decisions
  • Duties of first responders at scene
  • Crime Scene Management
  • Introduction to Analytical Interviewing and Interrogation
  • Case preparation, general courtroom testimony, expert testimony and witness testimony

COURSE INSTRUCTOR:

Detective Mike Scott, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department – Homicide Bureau (Ret.) Mike Scott retired as a Detective from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) with over thirty years of law enforcement experience.  Mike’s last assignment for 16 years was to the world renowned Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department – Homicide Bureau. As a LASD Homicide Bureau “Bulldog” Mike gained extensive experience in handling all aspects of Homicide and Death investigations.

LOCATION:

Host agency or Los Angeles Based CT Watch / TASK Training Facility

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

This course is open to sworn law enforcement personnel to include: Patrol/Detective personnel, Gang Investigators, Homicide Detectives, DA Investigators, Internal Affairs Investigators, and Executive Management in charge of Detective Bureaus and Internal Affairs.

MINIMUM STUDENT COUNT:

25 (Three complimentary spots for host agency)

Course length is 5 days (40 hours total)

This training will provide the participant the knowledge of proper planning methods and techniques for conducting a successful foot, vehicle and stationary surveillance operation in an urban setting. Participants will receive instruction on: Operational Planning, Concealment Techniques, Prior Intelligence of Target Assessment, Safety Issues, Infiltration and Exfiltration Techniques, Equipment Needs, Personnel and Surveillance Strategies. This is a hands-on training exercise conducted under arduous conditions. Participants should possess a working knowledge of video equipment and be prepared to use it during training.

LOCATION:

Host agency or Los Angeles Based CT Watch / TASK Training Facility

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

This course is open to law enforcement surveillance teams that conduct narcotics, major crimes and general surveillance investigations. CT Watch will assign one contractor team consisting of at least two instructors qualified to teach the curriculum and will develop and execute the requested course of instruction for a minimum of 12 and up to 25 law enforcement officers. CT Watch will provide an experienced professional contractor team, supervised by a project manager, to work closely with the client in order to plan, develop and execute this training program.

COURSE TOPICS:

  • Tactical Team operation, preparation and planning
  • Surveillance reports and intricacies of documenting investigative surveillance in relationship to investigative and discovery issues
  • Legal restrictions (Federal and State) associated with physical surveillance operations
  • Driving tactics used for conducting surveillances
  • Vehicular and foot concealment surveillance techniques
  • Use of disguises, equipment, and communication for and during surveillances
  • Situational operations: solo officer, officer team, on foot, in a static or dynamic position, and vehicular (moving or stationary)
  • Methodologies to conduct surveillance in urban, suburban, and rural  environments
  • De-confliction techniques
  • Confrontation procedures
  • Takedown techniques / Suspect apprehensions
  • Conducting an adaptive or flexible surveillance
  • Conducting night surveillances
  • Recognizing and circumventing counter-surveillance
  • Officer safety and survival during surveillance operations

COURSE INSTRUCTOR/S:

Detective Mike Scott, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department – Homicide Bureau (Ret.) Mike Scott retired as a Detective from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) with over thirty years of law enforcement experience.  Mike’s last assignment for 16 years was to the world renowned Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department – Homicide Bureau. As a LASD Homicide Bureau “Bulldog” Mike gained extensive experience in handling all aspects of Homicide and Death investigations

INSTRUCTOR #2, CIA OPERATIONS OFFICER – Instructor 1 Retired in 2012 with 25 years Counter-Terrorism, HUMINT and Arab / Iranian experience as an Operations Officer in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations. He has deep experience in the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the U.S. He served for many years on a FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and has unique knowledge of foreign terrorist networks operating inside the U.S. He is a Subject Matter Expert on HUMINT and the effective penetration of Terrorist Cells in the U.S. He has personally developed, managed and carried out several high profile operations during his career that lead to the capture of wanted foreign terrorists, and effectively dismantled foreign terrorist networks.

INSTRUCTOR #3, FBI SUPERVISORY SPECIAL AGENT – Instructor 2 holds a Juris Doctorate degree and Bachelors degree in Political Science. He is a former Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During his tenure with the FBI, Instructor 2 served as an investigator and supervisor on Counter Terrorism, Counter Intelligence, Criminal and Civil Rights matters. He served extensively overseas with numerous United States Intelligence Community partners on HUMINT matters and is considered a Subject Matter Expert on Middle East and Foreign Terrorist Organizations.

MINIMUM STUDENT COUNT:

12 Minimum and 25 maximum

 

Course length is 3 days (24 hours total)

This comprehensive course will train SWAT personnel in the elements of a high-risk warrant service. Concepts involving warrant planning; intelligence gathering; target site scouting; uses of diversion and breaching; and methods of executing the warrant inclusive of dynamic entry, breach and hold, limited penetration, and contain and call out will be taught in this hands-on, challenging course.

LOCATION:

Host agency or Los Angeles Based CT Watch / TASK Training Facility

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

This course of instruction is open to all sworn law enforcement officers. All participants are required to supply their own safety gear (including tactical vests, helmets, eye pro and gloves), and appropriate shoulder weapon, and side arms for the course. All participants will be required to bring at least 300 rounds of shoulder weapon ammunition and 300 rounds of sidearm ammunition.

The host agency will supply:

  1. Classroom space for the number of students, audio and visual equipment.
  2. Training facilities for practical application tactics (offices, schools, abandoned houses, training   center). Role players for practical application field exercises (numbers to be discussed).
  3. Dedicated Simmunition weapons, marking cartridges and protective clothing.
  4. Any and all vehicles used by tactical team for deployment (armored vehicles).
  5. Any other equipment (technology, manual / explosives breaching), the team would like to employ during training.
  6. If canine is a part of the tactical team, the deployment of the canine will be discussed between the instructors, host agency and the canine handler prior to course start.

CT Watch will provide:

  1. One lead Instructor and additional assistant Instructors as needed (resumes on request).
  2. All travel and subsistence for instructional staff.
  3. Course coordination and registration for each student.
  4. If course is closed and paid in full, host agency may handle registration.
  5. Preparation and distribution of student materials, certificates, etc.

COURSE TOPICS:

  • Team Configuration
  • Weak side / Strong Side shooting
  • Transition Drills
  • Barricade shooting
  • Shoot, move, communicate drills
  • Intelligence Gathering
  • Scouting Missions
  • Planning and Team Placement
  • Breaching Methods and Equipment
  • P Responsibilities and Location
  • Convoy Set up and Order
  • Entry Methods
  • Routes of Travel and Team Approach
  • Medical Support
  • Contingency Planning

COURSE INSTRUCTOR/S:

George Creamer, SWAT Black Team Scout, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department – Special Enforcement Bureau (LASD-SEB). George is a 25 year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. George is currently the lead scout for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Special Weapons Team (SWAT) Black Team. George is an experienced special weapons instructor in combat shooting techniques, High Risk SWAT Team Operations and Hostage Rescue.

MINIMUM STUDENT COUNT:

6 Minimum

Course length is 5 days (40 hours total)

A follow-up to Basic SWAT training, this course will train SWAT personnel in the crucial aspects of hostage rescue operations. Topics include hostage rescue concepts, rapid deployment and emergency entry tactics, tactical operations center concepts, crisis negotiations concepts and hostage rescue force options including tactical precision long rifle operations, stronghold and vehicle options.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR/S:

George Creamer, SWAT Black Team Scout, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department – Special Enforcement Bureau (LASD-SEB). George is a 25 year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. George is currently the lead scout for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Special Weapons Team (SWAT) Black Team. George is an experienced special weapons instructor in combat shooting techniques, High Risk SWAT Team Operations and Hostage Rescue.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

This course is open to law enforcement SWAT teams only. This is a physically and mentally challenging course and teams should have extensive SWAT Team experience to participate in this course.

The host agency will supply:

  1. Classroom space for the number of students, audio and visual equipment.
  2. Training facilities for practical application tactics (offices, schools, abandoned houses, training   center). Role players for practical application field exercises (numbers to be discussed).
  3. Dedicated Simmunition weapons, marking cartridges and protective clothing.
  4. Any and all vehicles used by tactical team for deployment (armored vehicles).
  5. Any other equipment (technology, manual / explosives breaching), the team would like to employ during training.
  6. If canine is a part of the tactical team, the deployment of the canine will be discussed between the instructors, host agency and the canine handler prior to course start.

CT Watch will provide:

  1. One lead Instructor and additional assistant Instructors as needed (resumes on request).
  2. All travel and subsistence for instructional staff.
  3. Course coordination and registration for each student.
  4. If course is closed and paid in full, host agency may handle registration.
  5. Preparation and distribution of student materials, certificates, etc.
  6. Post-course follow up.

COURSE TOPICS:

  • Breaching methods – manual tools, brake and rake, surreptitious and explosives
  • Contingency planning
  • Command and control
  • Deployment of deliberate/crisis teams
  • Development of a deliberate/crisis rescue plan
  • Equipment issues
  • Empowerment of the SWAT operator
  • Operations plan execution options
  • HRT mindset
  • Immediate deployment options
  • Intelligence gathering
  • Interior movement
  • Medical Support
  • Planning
  • Snipers
  • Use of NFDD
  • Time and personnel management
  • Use of stealth probes

MINIMUM STUDENT COUNT:

6 Minimum

Course length is 3 days (24 hours total)

Course length is 3 days (24 hours total)

This course is designed to provide the law enforcement investigator with the knowledge and understanding of how to target, develop, and manage the confidential informant. The law enforcement investigator/officer will learn the Do’s and Don’ts of CI management, as well as the importance of proper documentation, planning, and control of the CI, to include the consequences of poor CI management.

COURSE INSTRUCTOR/S:

INSTRUCTOR #1, CIA OPERATIONS OFFICER – Instructor 1 Retired in 2012 with 25 years Counter-Terrorism, HUMINT and Arab / Iranian experience as an Operations Officer in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations. He has deep experience in the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the U.S. He served for many years on a FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and has unique knowledge of foreign terrorist networks operating inside the U.S. He is a Subject Matter Expert on HUMINT and the effective penetration of Terrorist Cells in the U.S. He has personally developed, managed and carried out several high profile operations during his career that lead to the capture of wanted foreign terrorists, and effectively dismantled foreign terrorist networks.

INSTRUCTOR #2, FBI SUPERVISORY SPECIAL AGENT – Instructor 2 holds a Juris Doctorate degree and Bachelors degree in Political Science. He is a former Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During his tenure with the FBI, Instructor 2 served as an investigator and supervisor on Counter Terrorism, Counter Intelligence, Criminal and Civil Rights matters. He served extensively overseas with numerous United States Intelligence Community partners on HUMINT matters and is considered a Subject Matter Expert on Middle East and Foreign Terrorist Organizations.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Participants must be a sworn local, state or federal law enforcement officer. Civilian JTTF and Fusion center personnel may attend with department/agency approval.

COURSE TOPICS:

  • Counter-Intelligence (CI) Techniques
  • CI Operational Security
  • History of HUMINT and Collection
  • Targeting, Source Vetting and Asset Validation
  • Cross-Discipline Collection and Analytical Tools
  • Collecting, Reporting and Briefing Intelligence & PE
  • Psychology of Intelligence
  • Developing Rapport
  • Personality Profiling and use of Persuasion
  • Cross-Cultural Interactions
  • Working with Interpreters
  • Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Intelligence Collection Management
  • Intelligence Cycle Operations Familiarization

MINIMUM STUDENT COUNT:

25 (Three complimentary spots for host agency)

Course length is 5 days (40 hours total)

COURSE INSTRUCTOR/S:

INSTRUCTOR #1, CIA OPERATIONS OFFICER – Instructor 1 Retired in 2012 with 25 years Counter-Terrorism, HUMINT and Arab / Iranian experience as an Operations Officer in the CIA’s Directorate of Operations. He has deep experience in the Middle East, Latin America, Europe and the U.S. He served for many years on a FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force and has unique knowledge of foreign terrorist networks operating inside the U.S. He is a Subject Matter Expert on HUMINT and the effective penetration of Terrorist Cells in the U.S. He has personally developed, managed and carried out several high profile operations during his career that lead to the capture of wanted foreign terrorists, and effectively dismantled foreign terrorist networks.

INSTRUCTOR #2, FBI SUPERVISORY SPECIAL AGENT – Instructor 2 holds a Juris Doctorate degree and Bachelors degree in Political Science. He is a former Supervisory Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). During his tenure with the FBI, Instructor 2 served as an investigator and supervisor on Counter Terrorism, Counter Intelligence, Criminal and Civil Rights matters. He served extensively overseas with numerous United States Intelligence Community partners on HUMINT matters and is considered a Subject Matter Expert on Middle East and Foreign Terrorist Organizations.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Participants must be a sworn local, state or federal law enforcement officer. Civilian JTTF and Fusion center personnel may attend with department/agency approval.

COURSE TOPICS:

  • Counter-Intelligence (CI) Techniques
  • CI Operational Security
  • Counter Surveillance and Detection
  • Analytical Interviewing
  • History of HUMINT and Collection
  • Targeting, Source Vetting and Asset Validation
  • Analysis and Analysis Tools
  • Documents, Media, and Site Exploitation
  • Cross-Discipline Collection and Analytical Tools
  • Collecting, Reporting and Briefing Intelligence & PE
  • Psychology of Intelligence
  • Developing Rapport
  • Personality Profiling and use of Persuasion
  • Non-Verbal Communication
  • Elicitation and Security Elicitation Techniques
  • Observation, Description and Memory
  • Cross-Cultural Interactions
  • Working with Interpreters
  • Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Intelligence Collection Management
  • Intelligence Cycle Operations Familiarization Course
  • Field Survivability
  • Intelligence Team Building, Role Playing and Field Training Exercises

MINIMUM STUDENT COUNT:

25 (Three complimentary spots for host agency)