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Managing and Coordinating Major Criminal Investigations

2nd Edition

By Robert F. Kilfeather

CRC Press

336 pages | 11 B/W Illus.

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Description

The process of controlling criminal investigations is a complex matter, yet it has frequently been minimized or neglected in police management publications. But knowing how to properly plan for an event, make resource agreements with other participants in the investigation, and implement a coordinating system within the agency is critical to proper case control in a department. Now in its second edition, Managing and Coordinating Major Criminal Investigations details a methodology that is adaptable to any existing record or control system.

This new edition features an expanded outline format, more detailed instructions, and updated case systems. It also reflects the introduction of new technology developed since the benchmark first edition. Designed so that users can determine the necessary requirements to meet their individual needs, the book aids in the thinking and direction required to accomplish this task. Decisionmakers in small and large agencies can tailor the system to their specifications, retaining flexibility to decide the applications, degree of implementation, and usage.

Filled with concrete, specific guidelines and time-tested wisdom from a law enforcement veteran, this book provides police supervisors with the essential tools needed to improve or develop a systemic approach to the control of major investigations. More importantly, it helps to create the necessary mindsets required in supervisors to manage any major crime effectively.

Table of Contents

Part I: Reactive Cases

Definitions

Principal Entities

Investigative Phases

Reactive Cases

Proactive Cases

The Preparatory Phase

Organization Responsibilities

Functional Unit Duties

Dispatcher

Uniform Patrols

Other Agencies

Detective Command

Investigators

Crime Scene Unit

Laboratory

Medical Examiner’s Office (ME)

Prosecutor’s Office

Press Officer (Public Information Officer)

Summary

The Response

Duties of Responding Units

The Dispatcher

Uniform Patrols

Other Agencies

Detective Command and Supervisor

Investigators

Public Information Officer (PIO)

The Crime Scene

Department Command

Dispatcher

Uniform Patrols

Other Agencies

Detective Command

Crime Scene Unit

Laboratory

Medical Examiner (When Needed)

Prosecutor

Public Information Officer (PIO)

The Investigation

Department Command

Dispatcher

Uniform Patrols

Investigators

The Scene Team

Detective Command

Detective Supervisor

The Coordinator

Crime Scene Unit

Crime Laboratory

Medical Examiner

Prosecutor

Public Information Officer

Support Services

The Arrest, Trial, and Appeal

The Public Information Officer

Supervisors and Investigators

Laboratory

Press Officer

Prosecutor

Defense Counsel

Management of Resources

Department Command

Principal Entities

Resource Management

Part II: Proactive Cases

The Preparatory Phase

Department Command

Detective Command

Supervisors/Investigators

Analysts

Other Agencies

Prosecutor’s Office Investigator/Prosecutor Teams

Intelligence Phase

Department Command

Detective Command Review

Investigator/Analysts/Surveillance

First-Line Supervisors

Prosecutor

Department Intelligence Section Flag System

The Investigation

Department Command

Detective Command—Monitor Progress

Supervisor/Coordinator (One, Two, Three … People)

Investigators/Analysts

Prosecutor

Arrest and Trial

Department Command

Detective Command

Supervisor

Investigators

Arrest

Prosecutors Prepare for Court

Intelligence/Critique

Resource Management

Resource Control

People Wasters

Some General Comments

The Index

Public Records Law Issues

Police Sources of Information

Citizens

Officer Observations and Probes

Investigations

Intelligence Operations

Other Agencies

Electronic Measures

Case Index

Closing Procedures

Flag Systems

The Wind-Up Chatter

More Chatter

More Chatter

Exercises

Part III: Appendices

Appendix A: Dispatcher’s Guidelines

Appendix B: General Post Orders

Appendix C: Press Guidelines

Appendix D: Crime Scene Contamination Card

Appendix E: Duties of Neighborhood Interview Team(s)

Appendix F: Case Coordinator Duties

Appendix G: Case Assignment Sheets

Appendix H: Authority

Appendix I: Patrol Post Report (or Field Interview

Report)

Appendix J: A Think Tank Method That Works for Law

Enforcement Organizations

Appendix K: Follow-Up Think Tank

Appendix L: Twenty-Year Plans

Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW026000
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW041000
LAW / Forensic Science