This training addresses recurring issues faced by law enforcement witnesses. This 16 hour intensive course combines interactive lectures with role play and other proven teaching methods to expose officers to what they can expect during preparation, direct testimony from government lawyers and cross examination from criminal defense attorneys. Every facet of the program is designed to assist law enforcement personnel in becoming effective and credible witnesses.
This course is designed to improve effectiveness in courtroom testimony.
Caren Cambre brings more than 30 years of courtroom experience into her classrooms and training sessions. As a law school advocacy professor and a law enforcement witness trainer, she draws upon her hundreds of jury trials to train law students, young lawyers, and law enforcement officers in the many aspects of criminal litigation. The law school courses she teaches include Mock Trial, Trial Advocacy, Advanced Trial Advocacy and Evidence in the Courtroom, Trial Evidence and Advocacy, Ethical Prosecutions, and Professional Responsibility. As an advocacy professor and mock trial coach, she has used her extensive trial experience to teach lawyers presentation strategies for preparing and presenting witness testimony and questioning witnesses. Recognizing that the answers given by witnesses are critical to successful trials, she identified a need to teach law enforcement officers to become effective and credible witnesses.
Professor Cambre’s approach to teaching focuses on learning by doing, individualized and constructive critique, and a passion for teaching that is contagious.
As a career homicide prosecutor in New York and Louisiana, she worked extensively with law enforcement conducting investigations and presenting their testimony throughout the litigation. She led the most serious cases to successful trial results, in part by developing a serious and consistent approach to the testimony of hundreds of law enforcement personnel. Her program, Law Enforcement on the Stand, incorporates all the elements of a long career serving justice, dedication for teaching others about trial work and a deep respect for the service of law enforcement everywhere.
This class is open to all law enforcement officers, deputies, supervisors and managers. There is no cost to register. Students will be responsible for associated travel, lodging, and meal expenses. The course is limited to 40 students.
To register, complete and submit a HIDTA Training Request Form.