Courtroom SURVIVAL Course

Effective courtroom testimony by law enforcement officials is a must in today’s world of case prosecution. The hard work done by law enforcement to make a case is in vain if prosecution of that case is not successful. Successful prosecution depends in part on competent and adept presentation by the law enforcement officer who is on the witness stand to the judge and/or jury hearing and deciding the case in the courtroom.

Most law enforcement officers receive little, if any, formal training regarding courtroom testimony. As a result, testifying can oftentimes be an anxiety-producing experience that leaves the officer wishing for a “do over. The Courtroom SURVIVAL training course focuses on bringing the law enforcement officer mentally into the courtroom.

This one day course taught by a United States Attorney will teach officers the do’s and don’ts of testifying. They will learn how and why a personal connection must be made with the judge/jury, and how to identify and protect their personal credibility.  Preparation tips will be provided to minimize the risks inherently associated with testifying.  In addition, specific techniques will be presented to teach officers how to counter common/favorite tactics used by defense attorneys.

You must be a certified APOSTC police officer, active duty military personnel in order to attend this training.  Upon completion of this course you will receive 6 accredited (CEU) hours and the cost is free. 
For directions or hotel information, contact Sgt. Richard Bryant (334) 289-3073.

Instructor: Asst. U.S. Attorney Greg Bordenkircher
Time: 09:00AM to 04:00PM CST
Cost: $0.00 per student

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable Attire
  • Pencil and Paper

**Please check our website or by Facebook @Demopolis Police Department for further registration information.  Complete and submit all information prior to the Courtroom Survival Course Date or send fax to (334-217-0077) **.

Date:  March 2, 2016   Class begins at 9:00am.

Location: Demopolis Police Training Center @ Demopolis Police Department, 301 East Washington Street Demopolis, Al 36732

To register:  Submit class request to any of the above links prior to March 2, 2016 or complete and submit the form below.