In Collaboration with Odd Squad Productions and the Law Enforcement Training Association
Odd Squad Productions is a charitable organization comprised of serving and retired police officers and volunteers. It is recognized as an international leader in the field of drug and gang education for youth.
The Law Enforcement Training Association a registered not for profit agency dedicated to improving training for law enforcement. LETA offers a variety of training and certification programs for law enforcement and other organizations in need of tactical or self-defense training.
Net proceeds of this event will go towards support of Odd Squad and LETA.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Login: 7:00am (Pacific Time)
Session: 7:30 – 12:00 pm (Pacific Time)
Ticket pricing: $199 USD for single tickets (up to 4 purchased).
For groups of 5 or more attendees, we are offering a flat fee of $799 USD. Your cart will automatically update once 5+ tickets are added to it. For groups of 30 or more, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
(An email will be sent closer to the event date giving details of the Zoom Link to join this session. Please look out for this and check your spam/ junk folder in case it goes in there by mistake)
You are a sworn police officer in North America. This course will be held online through Zoom.
The police are currently facing courts that are unable to prosecute complex criminal investigations without the assistance of Subject Matter Experts (SME). Police officers who are SMEs provide critical expertise in drug, gang, or gun investigations. The Law Enforcement Training Association (LETA) recognizes a need to provide training to support officers who will provide expert evidence in the field of gang investigations.
This requires LETA to identify, mentor, and provide this introduction to gang investigations to officers who already are in gang units, and other officers on the street, on how to gather intelligence on a criminal organization and what evidence the court needs to attain a successful prosecution.
Sergeant Brad Fawcett-Weapons
Constable (Ret.) Doug Spencer
S/Sergeant Darin Sheppard- Drugs
Sergeant (Ret.) Joel Johnston-Use of Force
S/Sergeant Lindsey Houghton-Media
Crime Analyst-Jill Paterson
Det. Sergeant (Ret.) Jeff Kaye
Provincial Court Judge Reginald Harris
Federal Prosecutor Mark Erina
Journalist – John Daly
Journalist – Alison Hurst
07:00-07:15: Introductions – Vancouver Sergeant Jennifer Keyes
07:15-08:15: Det. Sergeant (Ret.) Jeff Kaye – MINDSET, The Key to Survival
08:15-09:15: Vancouver Police Sergeant Brad Fawcett – Weapons
09:15-10:15: Vancouver Police /British Columbia Transit Police-Constable (R) Doug Spencer- Gangs
10:15-11:15: Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia-Staff Sergeant Derrick Sheppard-Drugs
11:15-12:15: Vancouver Police Sergeant (R) Joel Johnston-Use of Force
12:35-13:15: Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia. Crime Analyst, Jill Paterson – Advice for patrol officers on how to gather intelligence to start or further an investigation on Gangs, Drugs or Use of Force
13:15-13:55: Legal opinion – Federal Prosecutor, Provincial Court Judge, Reginald Harris
13:55-14:40: Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia Staff Sergeant Lyndsey Houghton, Media Relations
14:40-15:25: Journalist John Daly (CKNW radio and Global News) and Journalist Alison Hurst (CTV News, Media professionals – How to work with the media: Getting an accurate story out
- Current trends in court.
- The importance of Subject Matter Experts in the court process.
- Effective methods on gathering intelligence to start or continue gang investigations.
- How to avoid mistakes while testifying.
- Understanding the role of the media and why it is important to get ahead of the story and more.