In this video, Dave Smith talks to a prominent prosecutor named Val Van Brocklin. Val discusses an important topic that can negatively affect any law enforcement officer's career: improper use of social networking.
A crime prevention program is often the first thing to get cut from a department's budget during tough economic times. In this segment, Betsy Brantner-Smith, shows you how to utilize existing resources, technology and personnel.
Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down with Rich Baiche of Deloitte & Touche, to discuss the topic of cyber crimes. Cyber crimes are becoming a much more common occurrance and computers are enabling criminals to access personal information on individuals. He talks about how officers should go about handling issues of identity theft and other cyber crimes.
Dave Smith sits down with Marshall Schmitt of LaserMax to discuss realistic training and what it takes to be prepared in the field. Computer simulators can be huge assets when training. Simulators offer different scenarios for law enforcement officers to practice and experience what it is like to be in different situations.
Dave Smith meets with Bob Jacob, the Director of IPTM. IPTM conducts trainings nationwide that surround a variety of topics including technology, drug recognition, accident reconstruction, and other law enforcement trainings. IPTM really works to address issues in law enforcement that are pertinent with an understanding that things are constantly training and that fluidity is important.
Dave Smith talks with Michael Snow, Adjunct Instructor for IPTM. Michael specializes in accident reconstruction and teaches officers what to look for and how to investigate accident scenes. With the advancements in technology and motor vehicles, reconstructing an accident scene has become more difficult and officers must understand what to take into consideration.
Betsy Brantner-Smith sits down with fellow Street Survival Seminar Instructor, Tim Georgen, to discuss how complex the job of a Police Officer has become with advancements in technology and connectivity. While technology has improved the way we communicate and how quickly officers can respond to a call, it can also serve as a distraction. It is important to understand the basics of the job in case that technology does not come through in times of need.
Dave Smith talks with Donnie Barker, Crime Scene Trainer at IPTM, about the basics of crime scene investigation. Donnie specializes in crime scene processing and technology. He emphasizes the importance of protecting and preserving a crime scene until the experts arrive. The first responders are just as equally as responsible for the evidence as the investigators that arrive to the scene.