AG's office to hold law enforcement training sessions

Published: Jun. 28, 2016 at 2:34 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Attorney General Luther Strange is holding a series of law enforcement training sessions across the state of Alabama.

With the help of Alabama sheriffs, police chiefs and district attorneys, these training sessions will bring local law enforcement up to date on the latest practices in investigating and solving crimes.

"While my office hosts an annual Law Enforcement Summit in Montgomery, I believe local law enforcement could additionally benefit from training events closer to their communities," Strange said. "These new training sessions will bring the latest in crime solving methods to locations nearer to many local police and sheriff offices where they can immediately benefit."

The first of the training sessions, which will be co-sponsored by Montgomery County Sheriff Derrick Cunningham, will be conducted at the D. T. Marshall Training Center in Montgomery on June 28.

Strange said the focus of the first round of training will center on violent crime investigations, and then will cover how to secure a crime scene, collect evidence, go over search and seizure laws and teach the best practices in keeping and maintaining evidence for cold case investigations.

The Attorney General's Office is currently working with law enforcement officials around the state to host similar training sessions during the coming months in other counties, including Mobile, Baldwin, Houston, Shelby and Walker counties.

The dates and locations of those training sessions will be announced when confirmed.

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