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Seminar Information

Available Seminars

The following list of seminars are being offered by the Institute for Law and Public Policy. To read more information about the courses below, click the seminar title to expand the corresponding tab. You may register online to attend.

Law Enforcement Seminars

Criminal Investigations

Date: October 9, 2017 through October 13, 2017 - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Seminar Location: Allegheny County Police Training Academy, 700 West Ridge Drive (North Park), Allison Park, PA 15101

There will also be a University Certificate in Criminal Investigations awarded to those that complete this course. Possessing this certificate is a great resume builder and aids when testifying in court, and demonstrates that you are trained in criminal investigations.

MPOETC approved

The training will consist of five days, and the following topics will be covered:

  • Computer and High Tech Crimes - Special Agent Gregg Frankhouser, FBI - Pittsburgh
    • Cell and smartphones
    • Dealing with computers
    • Digital evidence
  • Crimes against Persons
  • Sex Assault Investigations - Det. Brian Kohlhepp, Ross Police
    • Rape
    • Child sex assaults
    • Special victims
    • Victim advocates/SANE
  • Open Source and Advanced Investigative Techniques
    • Using technology in Investigations
    • Facebook
    • Advanced Google searches
    • Searching other social media
    • Geotracking
    • Apps and privacy apps
    • Phone and victim phones
  • Death Investigations - Commander Ron Freeman
    • Homicide
    • Natural Death
    • Medico-legal death investigations
  • Forensics - Det. Brian Kohlhepp, Ross Police
    • Crime scene processing
    • Available resources
  • Interview and Interrogation - Commander Ron Freeman and Chief Dennis Logan, Pittsburgh Police Homicide (ret.)
    • An entire day is spent on this topic
  • Search Warrants - Dan Konieczka, Esquire
    • Search Warrant Construction
    • Affidavit of Probable Cause
    • Current Case Law
  • Trial Preparation -  Deputy District Attorney Rob Schupansky
    • Trial
    • Testifying
    • Working with your DA
    • Working with defense attorneys

Trial Roundtable:
Judge Cashman, Court of Common Pleas; Michael Machen, Criminal Defense Attorney and Rob Schupansky, Deputy District Attorney

Media Relations:
Det. Brian Kohlhepp

Lecturers:

  • Judge David Cashman,
    • Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
  • Commander Ron Freeman,
    • Pittsburgh Police Homicide (ret.)
  • Chief Dennis Logan,
    • Pittsburgh Police Homicide (ret.),
    • Chief of Detectives Allegheny County District Attorney's Office
  • Deputy District Attorney Rob Schupansky
    • Crimes Persons, Child Abuse, and Homicide Units
    • Allegheny County District Attorney's Office
  • Special Agent Gregg Frankhouser
    • FBI - Pittsburgh
  • Asst. Chief Richard Ealing,
    • Asst. Chief of Detectives Allegheny County District Attorney's Office
  • Michael Machen, Esquire
    • Practicing Criminal Defense Attorney for 29 years and former Chief Public Defender of Allegheny County
  • Dan Konieczka, Esquire
    • Former Deputy District Attorney, Allegheny County District Attorney's Office

Lecturer and Program Coordinator:
Det. Brian Kohlhepp, Ross Police