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Tue, Apr 19




This course will cover defense-proofing testimony, public speaking, case preparation/organization, on the stand presentation, developing rapport with a jury and expert testimony vs. common experience.

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Apr 19, 2022, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fultondale, 3500 Happy Hollow Ln, Fultondale, AL 35068, USA

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The focus of this tuition-free 8-hour Multijurisdictional Counterdrug Taskforce Training course is to provide the  military and law enforcement investigator with the knowledge and skills to articulate facts in a courtroom or  deposition setting in a professional and accurate manner as a means to successful prosecution. This course is  designed to enhance the testimony of agent/officer/investigator involved in the prosecution of any aspect of a  criminal investigation (misdemeanor to homicide). Areas covered are defense-proofing testimony, public speaking,  case preparation/organization, on the stand presentation, developing rapport with a jury, and expert testimony vs.  common experience. Course topics include: • The ABC’s of quality police testimony • The elements of effective courtroom testimony • 4-phase presentation approach to communication • Understanding your audience – the jury • Effective introduction of the police witness - you • Withstanding the challenge of the defense attorney • Identifying the most common defense attacks 

April 19, 2022 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Hosted by the Jefferson County  Sheriff’s Training  Center **NO COST** Tuition Free 

Instructor Bill Wagner was a member of the Metropolitan Police  Department, Washington, DC and has 38 years of experience as a  Criminal Investigator and Investigative Supervisor. He has had  extensive involvement in all areas of criminal investigations with  a specialty in violent crimes. Mr. Wagner is a nationally  recognized trainer in criminal investigations, case management  and defense-proofing techniques for trial presentation. Mr.  Wagner has been qualified as an expert on criminal investigations  procedures in both federal and local courts throughout his career.  From 1991 to 2001, he was a faculty member and on the Board of  Advisors for the Criminal Justice division at Prince Charles's  Community College, Largo, MD where he developed and  assisted in the implementation of the college A.A. degree  program for Forensic Science. He is the past Deputy Director of  Criminal Investigations Training at the Prince George's  Municipal Police Academy. Mr. Wagner has provided seminars  nationally at both the local and federal level. His instructional  style is unmatched in today's law enforcement training  environment and has been developed through years of interaction  with the working police officer. His understanding of violent  offenders, pattern offences, and criminal behavior have been  time-proven investigative innovators that have lead police  departments and federal agencies to enhance their investigative  ability, increase arrest and case clearance rates, and show a direct  rise in their conviction rates. Mr. Wagner holds certifications in  both Law Enforcement Training and Instructor Development. 

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Location: Jefferson County Sheriff’s Training Center,  3500 Happy Hollow Lane, Fultondale, AL 35068 

Contact: Tommie Black,, 205-849-5246

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