Public Safety Training and Consulting

Cases of child sexual abuse can be among the most difficult to investigate and prosecute. The case often centers around the words of a child. The quality of investigation by law enforcement and the prosecutor’s ability to effectively present the case is a determinative factor in protecting the child from further abuse, removing child predators from the community, and protecting other children from exposure.

This is not a forensic interviewing course, but is designed to offer practical instruction to bring the case from the initial report through to a successful prosecution.  This training centers around receiving and completing the investigation with use of simple and practical, yet advanced techniques. Students will learn tools such as how to best utilize witnesses, scene documentation, prior act victims, suspect medical forensic examinations, presenting the case in the courtroom and more.

This course is designed for all of those on the front lines handling child sexual assault investigations; including first responders, detectives, and prosecutors.


Upon completion of this course, attendees will gain:

1.  A better understanding of all phases of Child Sexual Assault investigations;

2.  Additional skills and techniques for corroborating the disclosure and conducting a thorough investigation;     

3.  Ways to best achieve impartiality and objectivity in investigating Child Sexual Assault cases;

4.  Increased knowledge of bringing the case to the prosecutors office and the roles of those involved in the trial process to ensure a satisfactory and just outcome.

The cost is $275 per person and the course is MCOLES approved for 302 funds.
Location: Southgate Police Department, 14710 Reaume Pkwy, Southgate, MI 48195

Date(s)ClassLocation
Oct 23–27, 2017Advanced 40-Hour Dispatch SchoolWashtenaw Community College, 4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Oct 25, 2017Investigation of Child Sexual AssaultSouthgate Police Department, 14710 Reaume Pkwy, Southgate, MI 48195
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Dec 4–8, 2017Advanced 40-Hour Dispatch SchoolJackson County Sheriff's Office, 911 Dispatch Center, 1715 Lansing Avenue, Jackson, MI
Dec 4, 2017911 Dispatch LiabilityJackson County Sheriff's Office, 911 Dispatch Center, 1715 Lansing Avenue, Jackson, MI
Dec 5, 2017Handling Domestic Violence CallsJackson County Sheriff's Office, 911 Dispatch Center, 1715 Lansing Avenue, Jackson, MI
Dec 6, 2017Suicide Calls: Helping the Caller and the TelecommunicationJackson County Sheriff's Office, 911 Dispatch Center, 1715 Lansing Avenue, Jackson, MI
Dec 7, 2017Homeland Security for TelecommunicatorsJackson County Sheriff's Office, 911 Dispatch Center, 1715 Lansing Avenue, Jackson, MI
Dec 8, 2017Stress ManagementJackson County Sheriff's Office, 911 Dispatch Center, 1715 Lansing Avenue, Jackson, MI
Dec 11–15, 2017Basic 40-Hour Dispatch SchoolMichigan State Police - Detroit Regional Communications Center, 1060 W Fort St, Detroit, MI
Jan 17–19, 2018Corrections SupervisionIngham County Sheriff's Office, 630 N Cedar St, Mason, MI 48854
Jan 17–19, 2018Police Supervision (law enforcement) aka Achieving Supervisory Excellence (dispatch)Chocolay Township Police Department, Marquette, MI