The Student will Understand the crime of robbery (the definition, suspect criminal profiles, etc.). The student will know how to effectively manage robbery cases and will be able to identify robbery crime patterns. The student will learn robbery suspect identification techniques and evidence collection. The student will learn robbery suspect interview and interrogation techniques. The student will learn how to investigate major robbery investigations and how to develop and use resources available as a robbery investigator.
Robbery Crime Patterns
Suspect Interview & Interrogation
Resources & Case Management
Legal definitions (robbery defined, robbery
Types of Robbery
First degree examples
Second degree examples
Enhancements, defenses, Strike Law etc.
Working with the Prosecution
Group exercise/Case Studies
Identifying cases to work
Intelligence gathering and sharing
Critical Reach flyers
Communicating with other agencies
Patrol Briefings (what to say, how to say it)
Identifying Robbery Strings
What to Analyze
Types of businesses
Number of suspects
Golden Rule : Nobody gets caught on their first job!
Understanding your case
Home Invasion – Dope Rip
Business takeover – Inside job
When things don’t add up…think like the crook
How did the crook know so much?
In-Field Show Ups
People V. Harris 15 Cal303 84 (1975)
U.S. Vs. Wade 388 U.S. 218 221 18
How many Photos?
People V. Cook 252 Ca 2D 25 (1967)
Who can show a photo spread?
Training Schedule/Lesson Plan Robbery Investigations
Fingerprints Vs. Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA)
Clothing worn, disguises, gloves, shoes
Surveillance videos and still photos
Weapons, ammo, GSR tests
Suspect getaway vehicle processing/impound
ETS, 3SI, bait bills, dye packs
Interview and Interrogation
Interviewing Victims and Witnesses
Interviewing suspects – Miranda issues a. Invocations
Penalty enhancements d. Custody issues
Voice stress analyzer
Developing themes that work
Major Robbery Investigations
Big cases, big problems. Little cases, little problems. No cases, no problems.
Solving the tough cases
Developing a winning attitude
This was, by far, one of the most useful classes I've attended since becoming an investigator.
—Steven Aiello, Antioch Police Department
Your class has made the greatest and most direct impact on my assignment of any training class that I've taken.
—Ken Gelskey, National City Police Department
...Provides useful tools necessary for assessing the veracity of a suspected child abuser, which goes a long way in helping to protect children.
—Sunny Burgan, MSSW, LCSW, Social Work Supervisor, Santa Clara County DFCS
I will continue to use and pass on this information because I really believe in the instructors and their approach.
—Kimberly Meyer, Washoe County Sheriff's Department
Your instructional style is engaging and your tag-team style is highly effective.
—George Laing, Fire Prevention Captain, Investigator
You two are an effective teaching team, and your presentation of the material was consistently interesting, and intelligent without being too intellectualized.
—Michele Keller, Deputy Probation Officer, County of Alameda
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to attend the Interview and Interrogation training presented by Paul Francois and Enrique Garcia.
—Todd Almason, Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office
Your class gave me the confidence and tools to interview the suspect for over 5 hours and to bring a closure to the case.
—Daniel Phelan, San Jose Police Department
The information that they have presented is highly relevant to my job, and was presented in a manner that was highly organized and very easy to digest.
—Michael McGarvey, California State Prison, San Quentin
I highly recommend this training for any Probation staff who have the necessity to interview/interrogate individuals for investigation purposes.
—R. Bret Fidler, Santa Clara County Probation Department