Law Enforcement

In October 2020, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, together with their partners Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, National Center for State Courts, and RTI International, launched the Strengthening the Sixth website ( The website offers helpful information about the application of the Sixth Amendment along with various carefully curated resources.

As an alternative to interrogation and standard interviewing techniques, Steve Kleinman, a career military intelligence officer, makes a case for cognitive interviewing in the webinar “BJA Upholding the Rule of Law Webinar: Cognitive Interviewing.” According to Kleinman, cognitive interviewing avoids leading questions, enhances recollection, and helps interviewees to provide more detail, which improves interview integrity. Kleinman outlines the steps for conducting a cognitive interview.

Webinar – Dirty Deals: Bribery and Corruption Case Studies

According to the International Monetary Fund, global corruption costs countries trillions in lost revenue, taxation, and infrastructure damage. These losses have a "trickle down" effect on the citizens of affected countries, causing a detriment to health, education, and quality of life. At the center of bribery and corruption scandals are individuals and their enablers who choose to misuse their influence, wealth, and status to improve their own lives, while others suffer the consequences. In this session, learners will be shown local, national, and global corruption. 

Presenter: Michael Schidlow, Scienter Group

Webinar – National Motor Vehicle Title Information System: Law Enforcement Access Tool Training

The National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) is intended to protect consumers from fraud and deters the selling of unsafe and stolen vehicles. Vehicle information from state motor vehicle titling agencies, vehicle recyclers, junk and salvage yards, insurance carriers, and individuals is compiled into NMVTIS. The Law Enforcement Access Tool (LEAT) is the method for which law enforcement can access NMVTIS information along with other vehicle records and history. This training instructs law enforcement personnel how to maximize use of LEAT by demonstrating features of the tool and providing users with knowledge in searching, retrieving, and using information found. This training will show how to operate all LEAT features, demonstrate how to successfully navigate search capabilities, and provide examples of how LEAT can disseminate information to build a well-rounded understanding of a vehicle's history. This webinar will inform attendees on how this information can be used to expand an investigation and provide subsequent leads to enhance efforts for a successful case. Attendees will learn sources of vehicle history information contained within LEAT to enable them to locate specific facts and supporting evidence dependent upon their needs. This webinar is intended for law enforcement officers, vehicle crime investigators, crime analysts, and administrators of these offices and agencies.

Webinar – The Shifting of 3: Approach, Strategy, and Role/Identity, In Order to Avoid Ruining Your Relationships

Being a first responder can be all-consuming and can start to change individuals' interactions with those important to them. So many of the skills that make people successful as a first responder may actually be damaging over time to their relationships. In this webinar, Dr. Rachelle Zemlok is going to address three things that first responders can focus on shifting, from work to home life, in order to avoid ruining relationships important to them.

Webinar – Living Well: Prioritizing First Responder's Personal Mental Health and Wellness

The presentation will focus on skills an individual can use to work toward improving or maintaining health and wellness. Mindfulness, breathing exercises, nutrition, mental vacations, music, yoga, and other strategies will be discussed. In addition, the benefits of talk therapy and common misconceptions regarding therapy, confidentiality, and payment options will be explored. Finally, the presenters will discuss ways wellness can be introduced to an officers' family and support system, and how increased knowledge surrounding this topic can be beneficial to all.

Webinar – How Money Moves

Criminal, terror, and other types of illicit networks all need revenue streams to survive. This involves control of financial flows from the point of revenue generation through goal accomplishment. To some extent, many of these networks will engage in the international money movement processes maintained by financial institutions around the world in order to move the money in an efficient and secure manner. This presentation will describe the legitimate processes used by illicit networks to move money through financial systems.

In their efforts to support police-mental health collaboration (PMHC) and to encourage high-quality partnership-based interventions, The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center developed a PMHC self-assessment tool. This tool helps law enforcement agencies and their behavioral health partners assess their efforts in responding to people with mental illnesses and/or co-occurring substance use conditions.

The Virginia Center for Policing Innovation, in collaboration with the Bureau of Justice Assistance, developed the Measuring What Matters Resource Center (MWM). MWM is designed to help law enforcement agencies learn from subject matter experts on best practices in the following areas: officer safety and wellness, organizational culture, violent crime reduction, and measuring and sustaining success.

Join the International Association of Chiefs of Police for their free, five-part “Enhancing the Law Enforcement Response to Violence Against Women” training series. These interactive trainings are “designed to enhance the capacity of law enforcement when responding to and investigating crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and strangulation.” Participants will be expected to actively participate in group discussion via webcam.